As the first rays of sunlight slip through the clouds after a seemingly endless Finnish winter, it’s a good time to start making plans for the summer. Finland’s boldest metal festival, Tuska will provide the heaviest dosage of metal madness of the summer, for the nineteenth time.
FROM LAKE BODOM WITH LOVE
Headliners for Sunday July 3rd have been confirmed to be none others than everyone’s favorite scythesmen, Children Of Bodom. COB released their current “I Worship Chaos” album late last year to great critical acclaim and as we speak, the band is touring the US spreading the gospel of the riff. As usual, COB’s Tuska show will not be your average walk in the park. Last time they had a barbeque on stage – who knows what they have in store for this year’s appearance.
Also confirmed, the finest in doom is represented by With The Dead. Spearheaded by the legendary Lee Dorrian, the band includes past members from Cathedral and Bolt Thrower, so you know they ain’t playing around. This is going to bring more doom to Suvilahti than the Grim Reaper.
SOMETHING NEW AND SOMETHING ELSE
Through out its existence in Suvilahti, Tuska’s Third Stage has been the forum to showcase the next big things as well as those who march to the beat of their own drummer, so to speak. The future of melodic metal is represented by Beast In Black and Crimson Sun. Technical brutality will be hammered home by Mörbid Vomit and Whorion while Mørket and Fuck-Ushima serve a more alternative approach. Talking about alternative, krautrock, prog, psychedelia and postrock based Circle provides just that and then some. Beirut, Lebanon-based Blaakyum will be adding some international flavour to the line-up.
Local legends Bendover are back after a lengthy hiatus. Bendover features musicians who are known from i.e. HIM, Corporal Punishment and Bury Me Deep.
CONFIRMED ACTS FOR TUSKA 2016
Avantasia, Testament, Behemoth, Lordi, Delain, Cattle Decapitation, Mantar, Beast In Black, Bendover, Whorion, Blaakyum
Ghost, Anthrax, Stam1na, Primordial, With The Dead, Havok, Tsjuder, Circle, Crimson Sun, Mørket, Fuck-Ushima
Children Of Bodom, Katatonia, Gojira, Diablo, Myrkur, Mörbid Vomit
More bands to be announced during the spring. All rights to changes reserved.
Check out out coverage from Tuska 2015 here
SALES SPACES NOW AVAILABLE
Interested in a sales space at Tuska? Here are the links to the applications and additional info:
TICKETS ON SALE
(including ticket agency’s lowest service fee)
1 day from 70 €
2 day from 100 €
3 days from 125 €
TURBO VIP TICKETS (age limit 18)
VIP 3 days from 255 €
VIP 1 day from 155 €
TICKETS FOR MINORS
Tuska wants to support the new generation of metalheads by providing cheaper one and three day tickets for fans under 18 years of age. Proof of age will be required when entering the festival area or when collecting the wristband for three day tickets.
Ticket prices for minors:
1 day from 60 €
3 days from 115 €