21st annual Tuska festival in Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland, drew a crowd of 34 000 visitors over the 3 festival days.
This year’s edition of Finland’s premiere metal festival was headlined by the legendary Body Count ft. Ice-T, French modern metallers Gojira and Australian metalcore powerhouse Parkway Drive.
In addition to the best of metal, Tuska offered a wide array of non-musical activities and entertainment such as panel discussions, metal comic exhibition, corpse face painting and of course all the food you could wish for.
Tuska organization is very pleased with the event. ”Once again, we can say that this was the best Tuska ever” summarizes Festival Director Eeka Mäkynen.
Tuska would like to thank all parties involved in anyway with this year’s success story. We salute you.
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, commonly shortened to Tuska (Finnish: pain, agony), is a Finnish heavy metal festival taking place annually in Helsinki. The first Tuska took place in 1998 and the festival has since grown larger every year. The location of the festival has been in Kaisaniemi park in the middle of the city from 2001. However, Tuska 2011 took place at the Suvilahti event field in the Sörnäinen neighbourhood. The festival dates have always been in either June or July.
In recent years the attendance has grown and the festival has drawn around 30.000 people. In 2006, the festival was almost sold out and over a combined three-day total of 33,000 attendees arrived to watch 32 artists, including for example Anathema, Celtic Frost, Opeth, Sodom, Venom, and Finland’s own Amorphis and Sonata Arctica.
There are three stages: Inferno, Sue, and the main stage, Radio Rock (Radio City until 2007).