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FESTIVAL AREA AND ARRIVAL

Location
Tuska Festival area is located on the Suvilahti event field.

Festival area opening hours
Fri 1.7.2022  13:00 - 01:00
Sat 2.7.2022  13:00 - 01:00
Sun 3.7.2022  14:00 - 23:00

The last artist of each day will conclude their show 60 minutes before the festival gates close. Exact show times from the schedule page

Arriving to the festival and wristband exchange
Tuska Check in (wristband exchange, box office, press & guest accreditation, merchandise pre-order pick up point) is located in shopping center REDI on street level. Additional information and marked route to Tuska Check in from REDI info point. See map here. All tickets will be changed to wristbands so all festival guests will be coming through Tuska Check in.

The festival entrance is near shopping center REDI, the corner of Koksikatu and Leonkatu. There is only one public entrance, with several lanes. It's likely that there will be queues at the entrance on Friday, the first festival day. The help prevent queueing, exchange your wristband in advance.

Tuska Check In / Wristband exchange point opening hours
Tue 28.6.2022, 12:00 - 18:00
Wed 29.6.2022, 12:00 - 18:00
Thu 30.6.2022, 12:00 - 20:00
Fri 1.7.2022, 10:00 - 00:00
Sat 2.7.2022, 11:00 - 00:00
Sun 3.7.2022, 11:00 - 22:00

We recommend exchanging your wristband in advance to smoothen your festival entry.

The best way to arrive to Tuska is by public transport: closest metro stop is Kalasatama, at shopping center REDI.
The metro runs 2hrs longer than usual on Friday 1.7.2022 andSaturday 2.7.2022.

Last shifts on Fri/Sat 1.-2.7. and Sat/Sun 2.-3.7. nights:
- From Matinkylä at 1:34, from Vuosaari at 1:05 and Mellunmäki at 0:57.
- From Railway Station to Vuosaari at 1:54 and to Mellunmäki at 1:46, from Railway Station to Matinkylä at 1:26.
- From Kalasatama to Vuosaari at 2:00 and Mellunmäki at 1:52, Kalasatama to Matinkylä at 1:19.
Both lines M1 and M2 operate in 15 minute intervals untli the end of service, making the interval between Matinkylä and Itäkeskus 5,5 minutes. (exception: the last metro from Mellunmäki goes only to Tapiola.

See Helsinki City Transport website for details.

Please note that parking in Helsinki is chargeable. REDI has a large parking garage, where parking can be purchased.
Unfortunately there is no public parking for cars or bicycles at the festival.

To book a taxi call 0100 0700.

Age limit
Age limit for Tuska 2022 is 18 years for all customers. Be prepared to present identification.

MAP
Now you have the entire spring to memorise the map of the festival grounds. You can find the Tuska 2022 map here:

map

TICKETS
Please go to tickets page:
https://www.tuska.fi/en/tickets

All tickets will be exchaged to wristbands at Tuska Check in at REDI. Note: No wristband exchange at the festival gate, only Tuska Check in.

VIP AREA 51

VIP Area 51 - 3 day tickets from 279,00€
VIP Area 51 - day tickets from 189,00€

VIP Area 51 -package includes:
- Tuska 2022 VIP pass, lanyard & wristband
- access to the renewed, green VIP area 51 with a restaurant & sanitary facilities
- one meal per day. Specific information about the meals will be provided closer to festival date
- VIP Sauna & bathing

To purchase VIP Area 51 tickets, go to https://www.tuska.fi/en/tickets

Clarion Hotel Helsinki offers a 20% discount on daily prices for VIP ticket holders. The offer is valid for stays from 1 to 4 July 2022, which is one of the most popular hotel weekends in Helsinki this summer. The offer is valid as long as there are rooms available. Reservations can be made with the promotion code TUSKAVIP at: https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/hotels/finland/helsinki/clarion-hotel-helsinki/
Tuska VIP tickets or wristbands must be presented at check-in. The Clarion offer also applies to those who have previously purchased VIP tickets.

TINY-TUSKA
Children between 0-9 years old are welcome to Tuska festival area on Sunday 3.7. between 14-17, accompanied by an adult with a valid Tuska ticket. Tuska Check in at REDI serves program to children before festival gates open on Sunday between 13:00 - 14:00.
TUSKA EXPO

Tuska Expo is located in the upper courtyard of Suvilahti within Circo premises, near the main entrance. The following exhibitors will be present at Tuska Expo:

Cybershop
Cybershop Helsinki Oy is a finnish based company, established in 2003. We have various shops in Finland and an international and safe webshop www.cybershop.fi with a good reputation, delivering worldwide. You will also find our pink and black tent from the biggest summer festivals in Finland.
The main idea behind Cybershop is to bring splashes of color to the gray and official world by offering more options for creating Your own personal style than the traditional clothing lines. This we do by offering different alternative and underground clothing and accessories with a trendy edge and an affordable price without compromising on quality.

Dick Johnson
Dick Johnson is an attitude created from the harshest weather of this Nordic wasteland called Finland. The cruel winters hone an honest attitude, one never to be doubted and one certainly never to be messed with. Dick Johnson grooming products are manufactured to the highest standards in our own manufacture, Dick's Brewery. Despite the men's grooming products we have several Barbershops in Finland and at Tuska we wan't to make your event even more satisfying and fun! So come and say hello at our stand and enjoy a proper haircut, beard trim & styling with the price of 20€!

Glimmering Deep Design
Festival season's raucous jewelry can be found at Glimmering Deep Design's booth. Selection ranges all the way from viking and medieval to goth, steampunk and even some pin-up and fifties. Not to mention all the new pieces yet to be published! All by us, all by hand.

Impossible Bodyart
Impossible Bodyart provides premium bodypiercing services and bodyjewellery. Along comes a talented Tattoo Crew of Finnish tattoo artists from Rovaniemi to Helsinki. The Crew has experience and passion for multiple styles, so you can choose from the flashes drawn by the artists or bring your own tattoo idea.

Icebreakers for Vikings
The Icebreakers for Vikings drinking game is the ultimate party starter that breaks the ice even in a stiff crew! You can take the deck of cards with you anywhere, to a bar, a picnic, a party! The cards are laminated, it’s ok if drinks spill, cause they definitely will! * Best hangover curer for second days at Festivals *
At the Icebreakers for Vikings stand, a unique Viking “on the go” pint will be given to the first 250 game buyers! In addition to the drinking game, you will find graphic t-shirts and hoodies spiced with gloomy humor of the characters of Norse mythology! The maker of the game, Kartini, and the other Icebreakers for Vikings clan will be happy to tell you more about the game! See you at Tuska Expo!

Kaamos Company
Cruelty free and vegan, but extra brutal!
Kaamos Company creates metal culture inspired cosmetics and lifestyle goods. The product line-up includes handmade Corpse Paint soaps, organic Corpse Paint sheet masks and Spatanic Rituals sauna textiles.

Keltainen Jäänsärkijä
Keltainen Jäänsärkijä is a traditional record store located in Helsinki right next to legendary venue Tavastia. Our store has been operating since 80’s

Tonefest Lounge
Tonefest Lounge includes Tonefest Guitar Gallery store, Vuorensaku Guitars, Skipper's Amps, Weird Antiques and Tuulentalloja jewellery and engravings.

Viides Askel
Viides Askel is an independent publishing house, specialized in occult philosophy. Our fine publications emphasizes the archaic metaphysics and the esoteric traditions

Viking Drinking Horns
Fantastic range of polished Viking Drinking Horns, all treated with a food safe varnish, so we guarantee no bad smell or taste! We sell the horns by volume from 50ml shot horns to monster 4 Litre horns,

Metalheads Against Bullying
MAB is community and a charity whose main purpose is to help engage, in making the metal and rock community specifically, grow more.

TUSKA FORUM

Tuska Forum program will be announced soon.

TUSKA KVLT

Please go to Tuska KVLT page:
https://www.tuska.fi/en/tuska-kvlt

ACCESSIBILITY

Accessibility
Physically disabled and visually impaired customers can bring an escort (1 person). Escorts of disabled people do not need to buy a ticket to access the festival area. There are viewing platforms near the mixing desks of the stages. The accessible route from the main gate to the festival files is marked on the map. Please note that other the routes include stairs.

All toilet areas shown on the festival map include accessible toilets.

FOOD
Sales spaces now available: https://www.tuska.fi/en/festival-sales-spaces
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
ACCOMMODATION

Hotels & Camping
Tuska has no accommodation arrangements. The festival is located in the city with plenty of hotels and other accommodation options.

The closest camping area is Rastila, by the metro stop of the same name.

SAFETY

SAFETY

Security check
The festival security personnel will check you at the security check before entering the festival area. The agelimit to the festival is 18 years. Please be prepared to present  your ID, security will check ID's when entering the festival area.

Cloakroom
You can leave your belongings in the cloakroom by the festival gate. The cloakroom fee is 3,50€. Please note that huge backpacks or other large items can not be stored at cloakroom. Those items can be left at the Helsinki railway station storage.

Harrassment contact person
Tuska has appointed a person to focus on issues of harassment and misbehaviour. Her name is Tellervo Kraft, she is a medical care professional with relevant work background. During the festival she will be on call at the festival grounds from the beginning till the end. In case of need, you can contact her with a low threshold. We'll get back with more detailed information closer to the festival.

Prohibited items
Bringing your own alcohol beverages to the festival area is strictly prohibited. Bag check will be in effect upon entering the festival. You can bring one (1) transparent, unopened plastic bottle of non-alcoholic beverage, or a transparent and empty plastic bottle per customer. Max. size 1,5 litres. Security personnel is allowed to forbid any "suspicious" bottles and ask to leave those to the cloakroom.

Please note safety with accessories (especially extremely studded bracelets etc.) and clothing.

Professional camera equipment, all recorders, cans, bottles, umbrellas, disposable grills and all things that can be considered dangerous are strictly prohibited, at the security personnel's discretion. It’s not allowed to bring animals to the festival area.

Fold out chairs
Fold out chairs are permitted in the festival area, but not in front of the stages or other highly crowded areas.

Cameras & Recording
Professional photo equipment requires press accerditation. Press accreditation & photo passes will be granted for media personnel only, not private customers. Pocket cameras & cell phone cameras are allowed. All video cameras and other recording equipment are strictly prohibited.

Smoking
Smoking is prohibited in immediate approximity of all stages. in tents, under covers, indoors stage and queueing areas. Please respect others when smoking.

First aid & pharmacy
There is a first aid point at the festival area, which will serve during festival opening hours. The nearest pharmacy is located in REDI. Yliopiston Apteekki, Mannerheimintie 96, is open 24 hours.

Check!
The Tuska festival has been granted the Check! label for safe events by the Finnish event industry association Tapahtumateollisuus ry.

SUSTAINABILITY

Responsibility for Tuska means concrete actions and development work in each of the three areas of sustainable development: social responsibility, environmental responsibility and economic responsibility. By developing all three in a balanced way, we are accelerating change for the better.

In a nutshell:
-    Tuska is a tribe that is safe to belong to. Going crazy, shouting and having fun are basic rights for everyone at Tuska. Everyone is allowed to do these things as long as they respect others and the principles of equality, fairness and diversity.
-    The focus of our environmental work is on reducing the environmental impact of the event and promoting environmental responsibility and awareness in cooperation with festival partners, service providers, subcontractors and the public. We are constantly working towards more sustainable solutions and compensating for what we cannot immediately change for the better.
-    Tuska indirectly employs around a thousand people a year. The economic multiplier effects of the festival weekend are significant for many sectors and actors.
-    Tuska’s influence extends to society’s backstage, from co-operation with local residents to increasing social inclusion and supporting low-income families.

Read more about Tuska sustainability.

How to act responsibly in the Tuska festival area:

1.    Use public transport to get to and from Tuska.
2.    Try not to generate food waste and drink waste.
3.    Recycle actively: dispose of your trash in either biowaste or mixed waste containers.
4.    Return deposit cans to their collection points.
5.    Use the tap water points located throughout the festival area.
6.    Come as you are, but don’t cause a nuisance to others. If you observe inappropriate behaviour, inform one of the stewards or our harassment contact person.

SERVICES

Food & Drink
To be announced later.

Cloakroom
You can leave your belongings in the cloakroom by the festival gate. The cloakroom fee is 3,50€. Please note that huge backpacks or other large items can not be stored at cloakroom. Those items can be left at the Helsinki railway station storage.

Info point
Located in the upper courtyard, near the entrance and Tuska Expo, Info point will answer all your festival related questions. The info point serves also as city info with Helsinki related giudance.

Apps
Available in June 2022

Deposit system & Recycling
Please note that in Finland all bottles are recycled. The festival has its own bottle recycling system, please do not trash empty bottles, place them in appropriate containers. Also, please sort your trash in appropriate containers, labeled "ORGANIC" and "MIXED". All utensils are recyclable.

Lost & found
During the festival, ask for your lost items from the cloak room near the entrance. After the festival, all uncollected lost & found items will be delivered to the Pasila police station lost property.

Sauna
A tent sauna can be found near Tuska Expo and the VIP area.

PAYMENT METHODS

Payment methods
We accept credit & debit cards and mobile payment. Note! No cash!

AFTER PARTIES

After Parties
To be announced later.

 

AA x MH
Elmu
AE 2022
Bokassa x PoZ