Simple Session 16 is held at Saku Arena, the best multi-purpose event hall in Tallinn and Estonia. The hall is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for sound and broadcasts.

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Simple Session is held at Saku Arena (Saku Suurhall) – one of the biggest concert and sports venues in the country.



The address of Saku Arena is Paldiski mnt 104b and the closest bus stop is “Haabersti”.

Buses you can take from the city centre to the venue are: 22, 42, 43 and 46. For Tallinn transport map and schedule GO HERE (example schedule for bus no. 42).


There are three options when taking a taxi:


Taxify mobile application is free to download for all smartphone users and it works on Android and iOS phones. Users can choose a taxi based on arrival time, price list, car model and user feedback ratings. After confirming the order, user can see taxi arriving on map in real time.


Use the Uber app like wherever. Create your account using a credit card or PayPal, and your fare will be charged automatically at the end of your ride. After your trip, they’ll email you a receipt.

– Call one: here is also some general taxi numbers (they also might have mini vans – ask!)

Tallink Taxi (+372 640 8921)
Tulika Taxi (+372 612 0000)
Taxi 24 (+372 640 8927)


Lennart Meri Tallinn International Airport is only 4km from the city centre. Depending on traffic, a taxi drive from the airport to a downtown hotel can take as little as 
10 minutes and not more than 10 Euros.

You can also use this pre-booking Airport shuttle service (5 Euros per face to anywhere in Tallinn).

The easiest would be to just take a taxi from the taxi park just in front of the Airport.

To get to the hotel, you can also take the bus nr 2 just in front of the Airport exit and get off on the 5th stop (A. Laikmaa stop). Then there’s 5-10min walk to our host hotels.


Participating riders and accredited press members will have the luxury of regular shuttle transport from the hotels to the venue several times a day (look for times at the hotels and in the info booklet).


PRESALE AT PILETILEVI (until April 24th)

2-DAY PASS 29 €

ON THE SPOT (and starting from April 25th at PILETILEVI)

2-DAY PASS 35 €


1ST DAY 20 €
2ND DAY 25 €

A limited amount of super exclusive VIP-PASSES (199 €) are also available, with all access at the venue, the parties and comes with a Simple Session goodie bag.


Simple Session 16 tickets are available through Piletilevi worldwide!

BUY 2-day Festival Pass →

One day tickets only on the spot.

Where to stay?


Booked out? Find other hotels, hostels and accommodation possibilities in Tallinn.


Toompuiestee 27 / Paldiski mnt 4, 10149 Tallinn, Estonia
Phone: +372 628 8100
Web page:

Room rates:
Standard Room 75 € / night
Superior Room 80 € / night

Room rates include breakfast buffet, free unlimited usage of aqua & sauna center and gym, free wifi and VAT.

For bookings use this link or enter the promo code SIMP16 manually.

Hotel info:

Located in the heart of the capital, this modern Tallinn hotel offers easy access to Old Town and the Parliament of Estonia. Guests stay only a short distance from many city centre attractions, including shopping, theatres and restaurants. Stylish and contemporary, the hotel welcomes Tallinn guests with 465 tastefully decorated rooms. Guests can dine on site at 2 restaurants serving grilled specialities and Russian cuisine, and relax at the pastry shop or 2 bars. Guests can also enjoy Free Wireless High-speed Internet, convenient outdoor and garage parking, extensive spa and sauna areas and a Sports Club with personal trainers available.


Narva mnt. 7C, Tallinn 10117, Estonia

Promo code: SIMP16 (use this link to book directly with this code)

Guest Room Premium sgl/dbl/twin: 75 € per room / night
Superior Room Premium sgl/dbl/twin: 75 € per room / night

The stylish hotel is located only few steps from the beautiful Tallinn Old Town and shopping districts. Hotel provides 245 rooms, including spacious renovated Guest Room Premium and Superior rooms. Free WIFI is provided throughout the hotel.
Contact and booking: / or by phone: + 372 669 0690


Põhja puiestee 21b

Classic Single room: 54 € per room / night
Classic Double/Twin room: 58 € per room / night
Business Single room: 74 € per room / night
Business Double/Twin room: 78 € per room / night
Offer valid: 25.04-03.05

Promo code:
Offer valid: 25.04-03.05
Rate includes: buffet breakfast in restaurant Wiegand, free WiFi, access to Gym. Business Class room provide as well extra bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers, coffee and tea making facilities and free of charge minibar.
Contact and booking: / +372 681 8878
All reservations has to be guaranteed with credit card or pre-payment.



Twin room (shared WC and shower): 25 € per room / night
Twin ensuite (private WC and shower): 32 € per room / night
Dormitory bed: 12 € per person / night

Promo code: SIMPLE 16
Offer valid: 29.04.-01.05
Rates include: 24 hrs reception, free WIFI, fully equipped common kitchen, common area with television and guest computers. In Fat Margaret’s Hostel free morning sauna and jacuzzi available.

Munkenhof Guesthouse
Munga 4

Old Town Munkenhof Guesthouse is situated in the heart of Old Town, Tallinn’s medieval centre. The guesthouse is 100 meters from the Town Hall Square on the quiet Munga street, which means you are just steps away from the city’s best restaurants, cultural attractions and nightlife.

Contact and booking: / +372 5074 766

Fat Margaret’s Hostel
Põhja pst 27

Located just at the gate of the historical Old Town and only a short walk away from the busy port of Tallinn, in Fat Margaret’s Hostel you are never more than a few steps away from all the excitement Tallinn has to offer. Enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony overlooking the Old Town or check out our sauna and pool – a perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing and meet fellow travellers. A spacious common room with table tennis and a fully equipped kitchen make this place very suitable for budget travellers. The nearby bohemian Kalamaja district is an excellent area to wander around and absorb the historic atmosphere. There you will also find many hip cafes and bars and some of Tallinn’s best restaurants. Around the corner from Fat Margaret’s lies the Baltic Sea. You can take a relaxing stroll on its banks or even have a quick dip!

Contact and booking: / +372 5100 916

Rotermanni Hostel
Roseni 9

The friendly Rotermanni hostel is situated in the heart of Tallinn city centre in the historical Rotermann Quarter that lies between the port, Viru square, and Tallinn’s medieval Old Town. We offer helpful service and clean hotel rooms that are easy on the pocket. All our rooms have private showers, fresh bed linen and fresh towels. The rooms have comfortable double beds or single beds that can easily be moved together. We also have dormitories with private lockers.

Contact and booking: / +372 5013046



Aia 18

Twin/Double: 90 € per room / night
Single: 82 € per room / night

Valid during: 27.04 – 01.05
Rates include: room, buffet-breakfast, free WiFi, unlimited access to water park, saunas and fitness centre.
Contact and booking: / +372 649 3300


Toompuiestee 37

Standard room sgl/dbl/twin: 47 € per room / night
Superior room sgl/dbl/twin: 51 € per room / night
Apartment room single/double use: 90 € per room / night

Rates include: buffet breakfast, free wireless internet, parking. Standard rooms offer views to the historic railway. Superior rooms overlook the spectacular Tallinn’s Old Town, Shnelli Park and pond. The newest addition to our house are the 13 Apartment rooms which on average are of whopping 45 square meters in size and also include a kitchenette-area. All the rooms have contemporary furnishings, floors are laminated which make the rooms suitable for people with allergies.
Contact and booking: / +372 6310 102.
Payment for the room shall be upon arrival.



Simple Session guests are offered a 15% discount on all room fares in ALL THREE Tallink hotels in Tallinn (Tallink Express hotel is fully booked).
Promo code: SIMPLE16
Contact and booking: / +372 630 0808

A.Laikmaa 5

Located in the heart of Tallinn, in close proximity to shopping centres and within just a few minutes’ walk from the marvellous Old Town, Tallink City Hotel provides comfortable accommodation for both business guests visiting the city and tourists spending a weekend here. Tallink City Hotel has 332 comfortably furnished rooms, including 257 Standard rooms, 25 Business Class rooms, 34 Double de Luxe rooms, 7 Junior Suites, 6 Suites and 3 Royal Suites. All rooms offer air conditioning, free Internet connection, TV (including satellite channels), telephone, safe, mini bar and a shower or bath. Children under 13 years of age stay free of charge in a room together with parents.


Sadama 11a

Opened in March 2007, the Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel in Tallinn’s city centre has a luxurious Aqua Spa aquatic centre, wide selection of services and products in the beauty centre Hera Salongid, a la carte restaurant Nero that has belonged to the TOP 50 best restaurants in Estonia since it opened, original and cozy cigar bar Fidel, and a contemporary lobby bar. Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel offers 275 contemporary and unique hotel rooms, including 242 standard rooms for two and 9 standard rooms for one, 20 Double de Luxe rooms and 4 suites. All rooms are furnished with a view towards style, comfort and safety.


Purje 9

The three accommodation floors of Pirita SPA Hotel include 265 Marina and SPA rooms with a balcony and a view of the beautiful sea or a quiet green street. The room selection includes 5 suites, 5 Double de Luxe rooms, 6 Junior suites, 77 family rooms, and 4 rooms for disabled guests. All rooms have a phone, TV (cable TV and Pay-TV), hair-dryer, shower or bath, WC, closet, and balcony. Unlimited use of the swimming pool and saunas, children’s playground, and parking is free for all staying guests. Children up to 13 years of age stay free of charge in a room together with their parents.






In order to apply for a press accreditation to Simple Session 16, please fill in the application form. The deadline for applications is April 1st 2016. All applicants will receive an answer by April 6th 2016. 

Please note that due to a high number of requests and limited spots for media at the venue, it is impossible for us to guarantee press access to all the good people who send us their application.

Accreditation fee is 30 €, with the exception of official media partners and persons we have direct agreement.
The press card/wristbands gives you also access to the Simple Session parties!


Please find a selection of press photos from the previous Simple Session events on our FLICKR.

The photos are royalty free, when used to accompany Simple Session coverage. Please do not forget to credit the photographers, who’s names are given in the descriptions.

If you have any additional media requests, please contact us at

Accreditation form is here.


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Tallinn sits on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, just 83 km south of Helsinki. A ferry trip between the cities takes 2 hours or less. The city shares a nearly identical geographical latitude with Stockholm and the Alaskan capital, Juneau.

During Estonia’s White Nights in June the sky here stays bright from 4 am until around 11 pm. This is a green city, proudly boasting 40km2 of parks and forests with a 2km stretch of sand beach bordering its bay.

Tallinn is a popular cruise ship destination, with more than 300 ships making the call here each year. Thanks to its small size and compact layout, Tallinn is extremely easy to get around.

The heart of Tallinn is its Medieval Old Town, a fairytale neighborhood of gabled houses, Gothic spires and cobblestone streets that dates in the 13th – 16th centuries, the days when this was a thriving, Hanseatic trade centre.

But as much as Tallinners pride themselves on their city’s Medieval heritage, it’s the modern side of city life that tends to grab international headlines. Not only is Tallinn ranked among the Europe’s most technology-oriented cities, leading the way in everything from free public Wi-Fi to e-government, it also has a dynamic business community eager to engage in new areas. The city has over 360 public Wi-Fi areas and over 700 public Internet access points, nearly all of which are free.

The legacy of the anti-aesthetic Soviet era is that the pretty old Tallinn is ringed by newer sections of town, in many places dominated by brutal Stalinist architecture. This makes Tallinn an interesting place for street riding – there’s plenty of both new and old spots all over the city.

When the weather gets cold, then there’s plenty of things going on indoors in the booming nightlife of Tallinn, Europe’s latest party capital as titled in the New York Times. And it’s all still reasonably priced. There are quite a few nice places where to hang out and party.

You can fly direct to Tallinn from most major cities in Europe. Connecting at some of the major airports in Europe you can get to Tallinn from anywhere in the world. Information about airlines, schedules and customs is also available on the homepage of Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport.

There are a number of online booking engines that offer flight comparison allowing to choose from different flight options to Tallinn, for example Lastminute.comSkyscanner and

Other airlines having direct flights to Tallinn are:

Estonia is also easy to reach by car, bus, plane and boat but reaching Estonia by train is only good if you are coming from Russia or Latvia.

Find more info about how to get to Estonia from Visit Estonia website.


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Simple Session’s international activities introducing Tallinn and Estonia as an attractive tourism destination of extreme sports and culture are supported by The European Regional Development Fund.

It’s a Sweet 16 for Simple Session – the world’s premium annual BMX and skateboarding event.

The Simple Session series will hit its 16-year mark when the world-renowned indoor BMX and skate contest takes place on the 30th of April – 1st of May, 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia. The new edition will be moving back into cozy Saku Arena, the place that everyone has come to love through the series.

Simple Session pits the globe’s best BMX riders and skateboarders against each other in what has become the contest to watch for the biggest and most progressive riding anywhere. The brand new course that will be revealed shortly is once again a brilliant venue for riders to show off their newest show-stopping tricks.

Estonia’s Simple Session is now a fixed star on the global skate and BMX contest circuit: once just a local competition, it has become one of the most prestigious BMX and skate events worldwide. With a brand new and huge contest course that never fails to impress, laid-back vibe, massive media coverage and biggest names in the business it has become one giant party that keeps on trying to stand for everything that is real about BMX and skateboarding. 

The contests will again be held in pro BMX street/park and pro skateboarding street/park, and the event is expecting athletes from 30+ countries worldwide, making it one of the most international action sports events out there. Over the years, Simple Session has hosted most of the top BMX and skateboard athletes of the world. Each year the line-up tops the previous and this year some of the most unbelievable riding is about to happen, firing up the biggest BMX and skateboarding party of the year.

This year the contest takes place around the Walpurgis Night or the Witches Night – a spring welcoming holiday, which traditionaly involves dressing up as witches and excessive drinking until dawn. A Halloween of sorts. Chances are skateboards will turn to flying brooms and liquid magic will be flowing, as Simple Session heads into the Saturday’s finals, leaving just a handful of skaters and riders in the game, so all the rest just get to go crazy.

The electrifying contest will be followed by non-stop after-parties and make up one unforgettable festival experience. The usual four-day trip would be filled with cozy hangouts in hotel rooms and lobbies, taking crazy crowded bus trips to the venue, flooding restaurants with huge gangs of riders, trying to ride snow humps on the streets, performing for thousands of spectators on the massive contest course, making new friends and later going cray at the wild Simple Session parties.

The Skate and BMX Finals are broadcast LIVE on Red Bull TV, Qualifiers are being web streamed on and on

Simple Session’s international activities introducing Tallinn and Estonia as an attractive tourism destination of extreme sports and culture are supported by The European Regional Development Fund.