Time for something a bit different now! For those who had their fill of heavy guitars can turn to a festival with still enough darkness to it. Check out Hellsinki Industrial Festival, an event that is bringing some of the best artists there who are in the industrial/goth/darkwave/EBM scene on this planet. All of that takes place from 25th – 27th October 2018 in Finland’s capital city Helsinki at 3 different locations!
The festival boasts to be 2+1 days and they’ve selected for every day a handful of damn cool artists. The festival weekend starts on Thursday October 25th with a festival pre-party at On The Rocks, a legendary venue right next to the central railway station of Helsinki. At this pre-party, you’ll get warmed up with the electro-industrial tunes of city locals Riot Kitten, legendary Estonian darkwave outfit Forgotten Sunrise and the French industrial act Chemical Sweet Kid that celebrated their 10th anniversary this year!
The first real day of the festival takes place at the even more legendary Nosturi venue! On Friday October 26th, you’ll get served harsh electro-industrial from Spanish duo Larva, colorful cyberpunk all the way from Australia with Sirus, EBM from longstanding UK project Grendel and the full force of headliner and the Imperial Austrian Industrial brigade Nachtmahr!
The second day, Saturday October 27th, will bring us a neon light spectacle from the darker little Finnish brother of Daft Punk; Blastromen, a good dance with Finnish industrial/metal act Black Light Discipline, Estonian industrial metal freaks Freakangel and headliner & heavy weight champion and pioneers of the hard electro scene; Belgian Suicide Commando!
Every night will end by a blistering DJ-set hosted by Club Infektio, for those who haven’t spend enough of their energy dancing yet!
As you could read already, the event will take place at 3 different locations. Two of them we mentioned already, with the pre party taking place at On The Rocks and the actual festival nights being at Nosturi. The third location in this little set-up, is rock bar The Riff. Founded and owned by the legendary drummer of the “Helsinki Vampires” 69 Eyes, Jussi 69, it’s the ideal location for the Goth-/Cyberbar on Friday and Saturday from 16 ’till 20 where you’ll be able to meet like-minded people, get warmed up for the crazy night ahead and meet some of the artists before you’ll see them on the stage!
All 3 of the nights start at 20 o’clock and of which the pre party ends at 01 and the real festival nights at 04 (or until you fall down of dancing too much)!
Helsinki city-center is small and all the clubs are within walking distance of each other.
If you are coming from the airport easiest way is to take the train to central railway station and then walk or take tram no 6 to Nosturi/The Riff. You can do both vehicles on the same ticket for about 5 € . NOTE: If you are coming Thursday for the pre-party, On the rocks is right across the railway square.
You can get 2 + 1 days tickets for 50€, which includes ticket for Fri-Sat + free entrance to the preclub on Thursday here.
You can get a 1 day ticket for 30€, which includes ticket for either Friday or Saturday here.
If any tickets are left you can purchase them at the doors 60 €/whole thing or 40 €/one night. Preparty 10 €
For more information and updates, go to the festival’s official website, the organisation’s Facebook page or the event page! We hope to see you there and have a fucking blast dancing our legs to shit at the party of the year!