Provinssirock Festival

Provinssirock festival 2012Provinssirock Festival Finland takes place at Seinäjoki, Finland

Provinssirock Festival 2012 dates – 15th to 17th June

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Amorphis, Bat For Lashes (UK), Eagles of Death Metal (US), Eläkeläiset, Example (UK), Ghost Brigade, M83 (FR), Nightwish, Pariisin Kevät, Relentless, Snow Patrol (UK), YleX:n Matti, Airaksisen Parasta, Ennen Show, DJ Tony

Billy Talent (CAN), Chisu, The Finnish Defence, Force Military Band & Pete Parkkonen, Iiris (EE), The Irrationals, Kairon; IRSE!, Kyuss Lives! (US), OFF! (US), PMMP, Rise Against (US), Risto, Sara, Stam1na, Viikate, Provinssidisko: , DJs Mini & Johannes Kostaja, , Renegade Electrostage, Pendulum dj (UK/AU), Chase & Status (UK), Modestep (UK), Andy C (UK), Eliot Ness, Muffler, Rico Tubbs, Mc Reefer

Elokuu, Ewert and the Two Dragons (EE), Freeman, The Gaslight Anthem (US), Hebosagil, Jukka Poika & Sound Explosion Band, JUSTICE LIVE (FR), Kauko Röyhkä & Narttu, Mastodon (US), Michael Monroe, Reckless Love, Slayer (US)


The History of Provinssirock Festival

Provinssirock is the largest international rock festival in Finland. It was being held in the Törnävä Festival Park for the 31st time from June 12th to June 14th 2009. The organisation behind Provinssirock is Seinäjoki Live Music Association, Selmu ry, founded in 1992 to continue the work of Kemu ry. Kemu ry is the original force behind the Festival.

During its existence since 1979, Provinssirock has gone through many changes and seen its share of economic ups and downs. The number of festival goers grew steadily from the first Festival until late 1980’s, when the temporary drawbacks of the recession hit. When the Festival was still organised by Kemu ry, the Festival was the most successful between the years 1986 and 1988 – the two day event gained audience of 35,000 to 40,000. The Festival kept growing from the 1993 two day event (with an audience of 12,000) until an all time high in last summer 2008 three-day-event were sold out with an audience of 75,000 visitors!

The driving force behind Provinssirock’s continuous success is the attraction of top artists from Finland and abroad, well organised events and the organising association’s will to renew and develop the festival year after year.

The 2007 festival enjoyed a total crowd of 55,000. In 2008 Provinssirock was organized on 13-15 June, and was sold out with a total of 75,000 people watching world-famous bands and artists such as Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, Paramore, The Sounds, Billy Talent and Serj Tankian.

Provinssirock Festival – Line Up 2011
System of a Down (U.S.), Volbeat (DEN), The Sounds (SWE), Avenged Sevenfold (U.S.), Pendulum (AUS), The Qemists (UK), Social Distortion (U.S.), DJ Shadow (U.S.), Wolfmother ( AUS), Hadouken! (UK), The Vaccines (UK), Miss Li (SWE), Face, Von Hertzen Brothers, Paleface, Kotiteollisuus, Grim, New Fantasy, Katri Helena, Michael Monroe, Chlamydia, Deniece Williams, M. Ward, Mclusky, Raappana, Jack Jacks, Rubik, Armed Forces Conscript Band feat. Jussu (Ambassadors), Healthy Hands, Anal Thunder, Koljosen Tiekiista, Thomas Henry of Jesus Christ of band, Medea, Carnalation, Holik, Satellite Stories, Magenta Skycode

Provinssirock Festival – Line Up 2010
30 Seconds To Mars, Mew, Paloma Faith, Pendulum, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Lauri Tähkä & Elonkerjuu, Eläkeläiset, Herra Ylppö & Ihmiset, Carnalation, Wolfmother, Cypress Hill, Jenny Wilson & Tensta Gospel, A Day to Remember, Shining, PMMP, Sonata Arctica, Chisu, Disco Ensemble, Petri Nygård, Jätkäjätkät, Puolustusvoimien Varusmiessoittokunta 20 v. ALLSTARS feat. Sami Saari, Rammstein, Bullet for My Valentine, Between the Buried and Me, Viikate, Kari Tapio, Lapko, Stam1na, Oranssi Pazuzu


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