Tuska 2022: Practical information package
Helsinki’s Suvilahti will again witness a metal tribe pilgrimage after a few years break when Tuska, the biggest metal festival in the Nordics, is celebrated from Friday to Sunday, 1st—3rd July. The live acts include bands such as Korn, Mercyful Fate, Deftones, Kreator, Carcass, Amorphis, Jinjer, Devin Townsend and Stam1na. Here’s some practical information about the festival’s arrangements, more info can be found from the info page.
Artist line-up and showtimes
You can find the Tuska festival artist line-up, showtimes and Tuska Forum by HS speaker program here. By downloading the Tuska app to your phone you can build your own timetable with reminders.
The festival area is open on Friday 1st July and on Saturday 2nd July between 1pm and 1am and on Sunday 3rd July between 2pm and 11pm. Each day the last artist will finish their show 60 minutes before the area closes.
Arrival and departure
The festival area’s entrance gate is located near Kalasatama metro station and shopping centre Redi, nearby the Koksikatu and Leonkatu crossing. You arrive at the festival area through shopping centre Redi’s street level which hosts Tuska Check-in with wristband exchange, ticket sales, accreditation point and merchandise pick-up point.
We recommend reserving time for arrival because the entrance ways will be congested during the most popular arrival times in major events like this. We recommend you arrive by public transport, especially by the metro to Kalasatama’s metro station. Also the departure from the festival area will happen towards Redi. The metro will run on Tuska Friday and Saturday two hours later than usual.
Tickets, wristband exchange and age limit
The tickets have been selling fast and it seems that the all time record for Tuska will be broken this summer.
Tuska’s official ticketing partners are Tiketti, Ticketmaster, Lippu.fi and Festicket. There are one-day, two-day, three-day tickets and VIP-packages on sale. Some of the ticket types have already been sold out.
One-day tickets from 109,00€
Two-day tickets from 139,00€
Three-day tickets from 169,00€
VIP Area 51 one-day tickets from 189,00€ - SATURDAY SOLD OUT
VIP Area 51 three-day tickets from 289,00€ - SOLD OUT
The age limit for Tuska is 18 years.
All Tuska tickets will be exchanged to wristbands in shopping centre Redi’s wristband exchange, even the one-day tickets. The wristband is personal, therefore everyone must visit the wristband exchange personally. To avoid the rush hours, we recommend you come to exchange your wristband in Redi already before the first festival day. The wristband exchange will open already on Tuesday 28th June, you can find the opening hours here, on the Festival area and Arrival page.
Security check and event safety
There will be a security check at the festival entrance gate along with a wristband check. On the safety page you can find more information on what you can bring and what you can’t bring to the festival area. You can also leave your belongings in the cloakroom by the festival gate.
A large group of professionals are looking after the safety of the event. You can recognize the event safety personnel from their bright yellow or orange vests. Please contact them in any issues.
The festival area map
There have been plenty of changes in the festival area, from the location of the main entrance to the layout of the stages, food areas and toilet facilities. You can find the area map from here.
Food and drinks
When it comes to food and drinks, there will be something for everyone at the festival area. There will be food ranging from traditional Finnish fish and game treats to world flavours, vegetarian and vegan foods to delicious burgers. Tuska’s own restaurant, Black Dining, is located in Kattilahalli, you can reserve a table from here.
The festival area also offers a large selection of bars that serve cocktails, wines, gins and whiskeys – not to forget mild and alcohol-free drinks. The deposit cans are to be returned to collection points and all the cutlery and plates used at the festival area are biodegradable.
You can bring one (1) transparent, unopened plastic bottle of non-alcoholic drink or an empty, transparent, plastic drink bottle per customer. The maximum size for a bottle is 0,5 litre. There are water points near the toilet areas where you can fill up your bottle.
Tuska Expo area will be full of carefully selected exhibitors that suit the taste of metal fans. For example jewellery, clothes, occult literature, records as well as tattooing and barber services can be found from Tuska Expo.
Tuska 2022 is being arranged as a cashless festival. The payment options are payment cards, MobilePay and other mobile payment options. Also the deposit cans are returned through MobilePay or payment card.
Kalasatama traffic arrangements
There will be some changes to Kalasatama area’s traffic arrangements during the construction and deconstruction of Tuska and during the festival weekend. We ask that the area’s residents and other operators take into account the possible route changes and reserve more time than usual to go about the Kalasatama area. The nearby residents have been informed of the changes by mail and there are also clear signs around the area.
Read more of Tuska's practicalilites here.