Tuska Open Air has been around for 20 years now as one of the biggest metal festivals in Finland. We’ve been lucky enough to be able to attend to this great event a few times now (for our report of this year’s edition go here) and you can always be sure of a strong line-up in which there’s a ratio of 50-50 foreign and domestic names, both big and small. They’ve already announced a bunch of cool names for the 2018 edition like Arch Enemy, Ihsahn and Europe but now they announced Friday’s headliner besides some more names:
BODY COUNT IT IS! Spearheaded by the infamous Ice T himself, the LA street unit Body Count have been confirmed as the headliners for Tuska Friday. The band’s latest release is the highly acclaimed ”Bloodlust” album (for our review go here). Their show at Tuska will be Body Count’s first-ever show in Finland. Another group making their Finnish debut are Dead Cross, a hardcore act featuring the likes of Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantômas) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Fantômas, Suicidal Tendencies), no less. Dead Cross released their self titled debut last year. Math metal pioneers Meshuggah will be gracing the Tuska stage as well, it’s been awhile since the last time that happened. The Swedes have the audience looking like they know in which time signature the song is in. After all these year, very few have them figured out. Other new additions to the line up are Norway’s prog-wonder Leprous (for a review of their latest album go here), Canadian modern metallers Oni, German cannoning-duo Mantar and Finnish folk-squad Crimfall.
The already confirmed artists are spread over the 3 days as following:
|Friday 29/6||Saturday 30/6||Sunday 1/7|
|Body Count ft. Ice T||Kreator||Parkway Drive|
|Arch Enemy||At The Gates||Clutch|
|Meshuggah||Beast in Black||Ihsahn|
|Moonsorrow||Santa Cruz||Stick To Your Guns|
|The Charm The Fury||Crimfall|
Day and two-day tickets are available now from official sellers.
Regular Ticket Prices
3 days starting at 129 €
2 days starting at 109 €
1 day starting at 79 €
Tickets for minors (under 18 years of age)
3 days starting at 119 €
1 day starting at 69 €
TICKET & HOTEL PACKAGES
Travelling to TUSKA from abroad? International customers can buy Tickets & Packages from Festicket.
3 days starting at 259 €
1 day starting at 159 €
Both 3 days and two day tickets are exchanged for bracelets that justify leaving and returning to the festival area in the middle of the day.