Music gigs and concerts

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival

Finland’s Tuska Open Air Metal Festival started in 1998 and will celebrate its fifteenth year this summer. It has increased in popularity every year and is now the largest music festival in the Nordic Countries to be dedicated solely to metal. If past years are any indication, more than 30,000 people are expected to attend the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in 2012. The festival’s audience was not always so large. In 2000, the first […]

Helsinki Summer Festivals 2012


Helsinki’s summer is full of music concerts and festivals. There are lots of world class artists on stage this year, such as Metallica, Sting, Kent, Björk, ZZ Top and many more. Music genres vary from electronic music to pop/rock and jazz, so everyone can find their own favourite festival in Helsinki. To make the selection easier, here’s a list of the biggest festivals in Helsinki and nearby areas. Name of the event What? When? Where? […]

Sting performs in Helsinki in June

ZZ Top performs in Helsinki this summer

ZZ Top

Black Sabbath in Helsinki in May 2012

Hartwall Arena

Black Sabbath will perform in Helsinki’s Hartwall Areena 23.5.2012. The legendary English heavy metal band will make their long-awaited comeback in the original setup: Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. They will also release their first studio album in 33 years and start a massive world tour. Black Sabbath is ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all time and placed second in VH1′s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” […]