Nineteenth annual Tuska Festival was celebrated over the weekend in Suvilahti, Helsinki. For the first time, Friday and Saturday nights partied on until midnight, thanks to the city of Helsinki. Tuska saturday was sold out with 11 000 metallers throwing down to the sounds of Ghost and impressive cast of other metal notables. All in all, Tuska 2016 gathered 28 000 visitors over 3 days.
Tuska 2017 will take place 30.6.-2.7.2017. Mark the date.
Tuska wants to thank the audience, the artists, business partners and everybody in the neighbourhood. We salute you.
Block Buster kicked of the main stage with their energitic dose of rock 'n' roll, Nuclear Omnicide opened Kattilahalli with their hi-octane crossover and Myrkur's esoteric black metal started the tent stage. Hatebreed just finished their set on the main stage and Diablo is about to start on the tent stage. There are still many interesting acts coming up, including Gojira, Katatonia, Nervosa and Children of Bodom's special set will close Tuska 2016. There's a bit rain in the air, so a raincoat may be a good choice.
Tickets are available and sold on Tiketti and at the gates.
Tuska 2016 Saturday was sold out. The sun and the bands gave their best to the metalheads during the festival’s second day. Brymir kicked off the main stage and one of the heaviest bands in the line-up, With the Dead, opened the tent stage. One of the most expected acts of the evening was Anthrax and they surely delivered once again. Stam1na almost blew up the packed tent stage. Saturday was closed by no other than the Grammy-winning Ghost. Ghost also brought a thunderstorm with them that sweeped over while they played.
In Solmusali Scott Ian gathered a full house when people came to listen what the old thrash legend had to say. Swallow the Sun played their exclusive acoustic set to hundred fans who were drawn in advance.
”It is great to see that metal is coming back - Old school bands are the solid cornerstone while bands like Ghost is the tip of the spear”, comments the festival director Eeka Mäkynen.
Saturday gathered in total 11 000 metalheads to Suvilahti.
Tuska will open its gates on sunday at 14:00.
Tickets are still available in Tiketti