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
Tour de Sky – Kuopio International Airshow June 18.-19, 2016 is the main airshow event in Finland 2016. Airshow is organized by The Finnish Aeronautical Association (FAA) in co-operation with First Event Ltd. FAA’s annual airshow is the biggest aviation event each year in Finland. Airshow is organized each year in different city / airport to cover the whole country. Local flying and skydiving clubs are traditionally also working for the show. The main airshow returns to Kuopio International Airport after nine years. Finland’s main annual airshow is also the main annual airshow for Finnish Air Force, Army Aviation and Border Guard. Therefore the airshow is organized with close co-operation with them. Click picture to see gallery.
Kuopio Rock 2015 music festival was held once again at Kuopio City “Väinölänniemi” beach area. Accept (GER) and Children Of Bodom were my favourite bands for this weekend. Saturday we had some rain showers, but people had fun regardless. I shot some photos that you can watch using links below.
Hell yeah! If I remember correctly this is tenth year for me to point & shoot photos at this event. Along the years this Music Festival has gone viral, and made some name for it self and the Finnish Music Festival scene. I’m looking forward friday and the upcoming artists and shows. Click picture to see some early footage & construction of Kuopio Rock 2015.
*Turmion Kätilöt is a Finnish industrial metal band founded in 2003 by MC Raaka Pee and DJ Vastapallo, who until the latter’s departure, were the only studio lineup. The live line-up adds Spellgoth, Master Bates, RunQ and DQ. It was nice to see the these guys performing live once again. Show was prime as always. *Wikipedia
* Santa Cruz is a Finnish glam metal band formed in 2007 in Helsinki by Archie Kuosmanen and Johnny Parkkonen. The following year, bass player Middy Toivonen joined in. The band released two demos in 2008-2009. Click picture to enter gallery. *Wikipedia