Tuska 2016 strengthens line up even further with Kvelertak, Hatebreed and more

The nineteenth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival has just added more muscle to the already heavy line up. Tuska 2016 will take place at Suvilahti, Helsinki Finland on July 1-3. See bottom of post for ticket information.

Joining a stellar bill that already includes Avantasia, Ghost, Children Of Bodom, Testament, Anthrax and Gojira will be Kvelertak, Hatebreed, Cain’s Offering, Swallow The Sun (special show), Turmion Kätilöt, Lord Vicar, Omnium Gatherum and Brymir.

Tuska 2016

Norwegian blackened action rockers Kvelertak, who just released the “1985” single off their upcoming album, have been added to the Tuska roster. Undisputed kings of metallic hardcore, Hatebreed will be taking over Suvilahti while supporting their upcoming “The Concrete Confessional” album. Melodic metal super-group Cain’s Offering has been confirmed to appear. Featuring members of Sonata Arctica and Stratovarius , Cain’s Offering could be one of the surprises of the weekend.

Finland’s doom metal flagship Swallow The Sun will be playing all three parts of their highly coveted “Songs From The North” triple album at this year’s Tuska. One part of the album on each festival day. As a cherry on the top, the band will perform the acoustic second part of the trilogy in a special atmospheric setting with a limited 100 person capacity. All Saturday ticket holders can enter a contest to win tickets to this special acoustic event. You can enter the contest here:http://www.inferno.fi/uutiset/tuska-swallow-the-sun.

Finnish industrial metal kings Turmion Kätilöt will be performing the wonderful tunes of their recent “Diskovibrator” album at this year’s festivities.Finnish doom metal is well represented as Lord Vicar will be slowing things down on Tuska’s Saturday. Finland’s Omnium Gatherum just released their praised “Grey Heavens” album and the boys are proud to entertain the Finnish crowds with their anthemic melodic death metal. Brymir will blast their majestic metal to the hungry hordes of Suvilahti on the Saturday.

Fri 1.7.
Avantasia, Testament, Behemoth, Kvelertak, Swallow The Sun, Cain’s Offering, Lordi, Delain, Cattle Decapitation, Mantar, Beast In Black, Bendover, Whorion, Blaakyum

Sat. 2.7.
Ghost, Anthrax, Stam1na, Turmion Kätilöt, Primordial, With The Dead, Havok, Tsjuder, Circle, Lord Vicar, Omnium Gatherum, Brymir, Crimson Sun, Mørket, Fuck-Ushima, Swallow The Sun

Sun 3.7.
Children Of Bodom, Katatonia, Hatebreed, Gojira, Diablo, Swallow The Sun, Myrkur, Mörbid Vomit

More bands to be announced during the spring. All rights to changes reserved.

Interested in a sales space at Tuska? Here are the links to the applications and additional info:

Tuska 2016 ticket prices from 1.1.2016
(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 €

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 €

Tuska tickets are sold by Tiketti, Ticketmaster, and Lippupiste. If you’re traveling to Tuska from abroad, check out Festicket and their hotel & ticket packages.


Check out the PlanetMosh coverage from 2015




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