TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL 2006 HAS CONFIRMED FIRST ARTISTS (16.2.2006)
- New dates for Tuska-Festival; 30.6.-2.7.2006
- Venom headlining Saturday July 1st
- Top Finnish metal on the roster
The ninth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki, Finland will now take place two weeks earlier than before, during the weekend of 30.6-2.7.2006. First artists for the 2006 festival have been confirmed. The line up features once again something classic and something fresh, both from Finland and abroad.
Saturday July 1st will be headlined by a true cult classic; Venom. This venomenal British group are true pioneers of black metal; they released their debut album a quarter of a century ago, in 1981. This appearance in Kaisaniemi from the originators of their genre is a rare treat for Finnish black metal fans.
Other confirmed international artists at this point are Celtic Frost, who in Venom’s vein are adding fuel to the fire that was set deep in the 80’s. Also, Opeth from neighbouring Sweden, who are currently living their heyday and up and coming French metallers Gojira have been added to the bill.
The current state of Finnish metal in Tuska is represented on all depths as Diablo, Sonata Arctica, Mokoma, Amorphis, Tarot, Stam1na, Wintersun, Swallow The Sun, Norther, April, Impaled Nazarene and Timo Rautiainen take turns in providing the soundtrack for the weekend.
The current roster includes exactly half of the artists appearing at Tuska 2006. A total of 32 bands on three stages will perform at Kaisaniemi, Helsinki over the course of three days. In addition to this, a couple of dozen bands will be appearing at the infamous evening clubs.
Current Tuska 2006 –roster reads as follows:
Celtic Frost (CH)
Swallow the Sun
So now it's finally confirmed. I kind of knew that Sonata were going to play there (Henkka said it'd be quite likely that they would)! Now it's 100% sure for me to go there. But wheee!!! So many great bands. I mean look (not counting Sonata): Opeth, Amorphis, Tarot, Wintersun, Swallow The Sun, Diablo ...okay, also Norther, even though I'm not that interested in them, but I'll check them out. And that's only half of the bands! SOOO looking forward to it :D