Tuska celebrates 20 years of pain in 2017 – HIM revealed as 1st headliner

Finland’s longest running and boldest metal festival, Tuska, will be celebrated for the 20th time the coming summer. It’s been a long and rocky road from the depths of Tavastia-klubi, through two different outdoor venues to Suvilahti, where Tuska settled in 2011. The 20th anniversary will take place during the weekend of 30.6.-2.7.2017. Be sure to mark that in your calendars – in blood.

At last have the stars and hearts aligned, and HIM’s first ever Tuska-appearance is finally coming to fruition. HIM’s Tuska show has been in the works practically the entire existence of the festival. It’s also noteworthy that this will be HIM’s first outdoor show in their hometown Helsinki.

Tuska 2017
Tuska 2017

Tuska’s and HIM’s histories intertwine from the start as some of the most prolific names of the booming Finnish metal scene during the change of the millennium. Both entities got their start around the same time as HIM frontman Ville Valo and Tuska-founder Tony Taleva hung out in the thriving Helsinki music scene. Ville’s band started their journey to become one of the biggest names of the era and the festival that Tony started went on to become the mainstay of the Finnish metal scene as the metal biggest festival in the country.

Other confirmed acts at this point for Tuska 2017 are crossover pioneers Suicidal Tendencies, black metal classic Mayhem who will play their ”De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas”-album in its entirety as well as Mexican/American extreme metallers Brujeria. More Artists to be announced soon.

Such milestones come around only so often so the moment must be cherished accordingly. Media personality and Tuska-icon Jone Nikula is working on Tuska-book about the first two decades of the festival, which is to be released next year.

Special priced “Early Crow” 3-day tickets are now on sale through Tiketti, Ticketmaster, Lippupiste and Festicket starting at 119 €. Early Crow tickets are on sale until 31.12.2016 The number of tickets is limited, so act fast!

Other ticket categories, VIP-tickets and prices will be announced later.

Check out official Tuska 2016 after movie, to get you hyped for next summer!

In cooperation with: Radio Rock, Inferno, Imperiumi, Alepa.



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