Tuska Open Air Festival
Tuska Open Air Festival Finland takes place at Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland
Tuska Open Air Festival Finland 2012 dates – 29th June to 1st July
TUSKA OPEN AIR FESTIVAL FINLAND 2012 – LINE UP
Ministry, Lamb Of God, Apocalyptica, Trivium, Overkill, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence, Mokoma, Insomnium, Saint Vitus, Swallow the Sun, Animals as Leaders, Lock Up, Textures, Skeletonwitch, Suidakra, Profane Omen, Metsatöll, Horna, Victims, Unkind, Afgrund, Corpsessed, Inferia, One Morning Left, Bob Malmström
The History of Tuska Open Air Festival
Tuska Metal festival was conceived in the winter of the year 1998 by Tony Taleva, a real rock entrepreneur who´s been living and breathing heavy metal for the past 20 years. In this man´s CV, besides the production of the festival we can also find him as one of the masterminds of the Finnish pioneering metal magazine Suomi Finland Perkele and the Finnish Metal Expo, an annual metal fair hosted in Helsinki gathering all labels, recording companies, related stores, some of the most important artists of the Finnish metal scene and several bands. Want some more? Well, Tony is also the founder of the Stay Heavy Records.
And what about Tuska, the festival which year by year has become more and more a reference to the metalheads from all over the world? Well, it´s doing great and nowadays, for those who dream about being part of this kind of party, we can say that it´s almost even with Wacken Open Air (regarding quality), the biggest metal festival of the world, placed in Germany. And as they like to say, Tuska´s history is made of blood, sweat and lots of vodka – and maybe it justifies its name, since the meaning of the Finnish word is PAIN – having started at the most traditional rock bar of Helsinki, TAVASTIA, counting on 15 bands in two days
Years have passed, the festival grew up and helped push the Finnish metal scene to the world and bring all metal eyes to this cold and distant country that is no longer unknown in the music world, being the reference to metal in this first decade of the 21st century. Want a prove of how much Tuska has grown up? Well, the first edition at Tavastia counted on 700 people per day ´cause this is the venue´s capacity. In 2010, eleven thousand people are expected per day and tickets to the 4th of July are already sold out!
Tuska Open Air Festival Line Up – 2011
At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Meshuggah, Killing Joke, Enslaved, Moonsorrow, Witchery, Agnostic Front, Kvelertak, Spiritual Beggars, Grave Mygrain, Church Of Misery, Misery Index, Jex Thoth, Cavus, Lighthouse Project, Cause For Effect, Goresoerd, Gaf, Feastem, Amorphis, Blind Guardian, Katatonia, Epica, Tarot, Black Breath, Bulldozer, Ghost, Rotten Sound, Medeia, Hooded Menace, Mononen, Devin Townsend Project, Wintersun, Electric Wizard, Hell, Axegressor, Tinner, Amon Amarth, Turisas, Omnium Gatherum, Black Crucifixion, Oranssi Pazuzu
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