John Smith Rock Festival was held for the first time ever in summer 2016 at Laukaa, middle Finland. Festival area was built to the beautiful lakeside park next to the Peurunka Spa Hotel area with its restaurants and indoor arena. It was two day festival Friday to Saturday. “Backround: young man had a dream – A dream to bring a Rocking good event for Rocking good music in the small town of Laukaa! Not a single compromise with the bands just to fill up the days. He visualized an event with the top line Rock performers that he had followed and listened. The ones that he would be ready ”To die for” on an open air gig in the middle of Finnish summertime. There are a lot of events to choose from nowadays, but he wanted to arrange one – Almost at any cost – to which he would really like to buy a ticket myself.” I Agree everything he said 😀 Here are highlight pictures from Friday
* Amaranthe is a Swedish metal band notable for having three lead vocalists, each with their own vocal style: pop rock (Elize Ryd), hard rock (Jake E) and extreme metal (Henrik Englund). I was very fortunate to see Amaranthe playing live for the second time in past two years. This time they didn’t have any technical sound problems, so everything sounded superb as they should. Click picture to see the pictures from that show.
Saying “don’t fix it, if it ain’t broken” reflect perfectly this years Kuopio RockCock music festival. Two days of great weather and awesome music performances are more than one can ask for. My favorite bands on this year festival was Amaranthe (SWE), Helloween & U.D.O from Germany. Of course there were many other great artist, but that was my top 3.
Picture gallery for this event: