I honestly thought the new announcements would be smaller bands to fill up space, but Tuska 2016 is actually shaping up to be the biggest festival of its kind ever to hit Finland! In the past month the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival organizers have announced the performances of Children Of Bodom, Gojira, Kvelertak, Hatebreed, Swallow The Sun, Omnium Gatherum, With The Dead, Circle, Beast In Black, Crimson Sun, Mörbid Vomit, Whorion, Mørket, Fuck-Ushima, Circle, Blaakyum, Cain’s Offering, Turmion Kätilöt, Lord Vicar & Brymir. It’s fucking insanity!
Our boys in Swallow The Sun released their three-part album, “Songs from the North I, II, & III” late last year and for Tuska 2016 they will be playing all three parts, one on each day of the festival! I’ve seen different members of the band play with other bands at the fest even on the same day but this is some heavy-duty work for the hometown heroes.
I haven’t seen Hatebreed in something like 15 years and surely they are going to bring down the house. The hardcore legends have been getting more and more popular here in Helsinki over the last few years so this is perfect timing for them to come through.
Gojira is a SkullsNBones favorite… I actually think Metal Mark has an invisible tattoo of their logo on his forehead… They performed at Sonisphere last time they came to Finland and they are obviously one of the highlights for this year’s festival.
With so many bands added to the bill, the lineup is now just fucking ridiculous, but that’s not all I have to tell you about this year’s festival! The city of Helsinki approved new hours for Tuska 2016 so there will actually be some performances that will happen without sun! At the end of July the sunset is around 10:30pm and the cerfew is 11pm so the place is cleared out. Now the cerfew will be midnight so you can actually have some fun in the dark! On the subject of the new cerfew, Tuska CEO Metal Mäkynen said, “This is truly awesome. This decision has a huge impact on the festival experience. We can add a few more bands and now it’s nearly dark when the headliners play which builds the atmosphere a great deal. Not to mention the effect this has on the economics. Wonderful progress, indeed. Helsinki, we salute you!”
Confirmed Acts For Tuska 2016
Friday July 1st, 2016
Avantasia, Testament, Behemoth, Kvelertak, Swallow The Sun, Cain’s Offering, Lordi, Delain, Cattle Decapitation, Mantar, Beast In Black, Bendover, Whorion, Blaakyum
Saturday July 2nd, 2016
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
Sunday July 3rd, 2016
Children Of Bodom, Katatonia, Hatebreed, Gojira, Diablo, Swallow The Sun, Myrkur, Mörbid Vomit
Ticket Prices For Tuska 2016
Tuska 2016 ticket prices
(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 €