TUSKA 2023 TAKES OVER SUVILAHTI THIS WEEKEND – IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARRANGEMENTS
Tuska, the largest metal festival in the Nordics, will be celebrated in Suvilahti, Helsinki, from Friday 30 June until Sunday 2 July 2023. This year’s Tuska festival will feature Ghost, Gojira, VV, In Flames, Arch Enemy, The Hu, Lorna Shore and many other artists. Here is information about Tuska’s practical arrangements, you can find more detailed information on our website in the Info section.
Program and schedules
The festival area is open on Friday 30.6. from 14:00 to 01:00, on Saturday 1.7. from 13:00 to 01:00 and on Sunday 2.7. from 15:00 to 00:00. The last artist of each day finishes their performance about an hour before the gates close.
Arrival and departure
The festival gate is located near the shopping centre Redi, near the corner of Koksikatu and Leonkatu.
We recommend arriving by public transport, for example by metro to Kalasatama metro station. Metro traffic runs two hours longer than normal during the weekend.
A record-breaking 60 thousand festival-goers are expected to attend Tuska this year. All tickets are exchanged for wristbands. Each ticket must be exchanged for a wristband personally, remember to bring your ID with you! To avoid the rush hours, we recommend exchanging tickets for wristbands already in the days before the festival. Read more about our tips on avoiding the rush hours here.
Wristband exchange takes place at the Tuska Check In point, on the 2nd floor of shopping center Redi, opposite the XXL store. The advance wristband exchange opens already tomorrow, Tuesday, see the opening hours here. There is a guided route to Tuska Check In from the escalators on the Redi side of the Kalasatama metro station platforms.
Tickets and age limit
Ticket sales have been record-breaking, and some ticket types were sold out already in the spring. Day tickets for Friday and Sunday and a combo of these are still on sale. Tickets are on sale on Tuska’s official ticketing partner sites Tiketti, Ticketmaster and Lippu.fi.
Tuska’s age limit is 18 years. Sunday 2.7. from 15:00 to 18:30 we celebrate Tiny-Tuska, when children (0-12 years old) are welcome in the Tuska festival area accompanied by a ticketed adult. We do not recommend bringing very young children to the festival area.
Security check and crowd safety
A security check is performed at the entrance gates of the festival area in connection with the wristband check. Here you can find more information about what can and cannot be brought into the area. You can also leave goods for storage in the cloakroom.
There is a large group of event security professionals working in the area, whom you should turn to in possible problem situations.
In addition to concerts, Tuska offers an unprecedented amount of other program. Tuska Expo has grown almost fourfold since last year and takes over the entire Kattilahalli. Among other things, Sysimaa’s Pagan Fall Fair is included, which organizes various workshops, from palm reading to making hair accessories.
The Expo and art program also includes an impressive body modification set in the form of suspension sessions organized by Impossible Bodyart. You can also try suspension, i.e. hanging from skin-piercing hooks (pre-registration required). Please note that the suspension is not suitable for the most sensitive!
The program and schedules are updated on the Tuska Info page under the Tuska Expo and Regional Art tabs.
Tuska Forum by Bleeding Metal
The Tuska Forum talk program is hosted by Kiki from the popular Bleeding Metal podcast and features guest artists and other influencers of the metal scene. On Friday, even an entire song will be created on the spot with the help of AI technology. The discussions will be held in English. The program is updated under the Tuska Forum tab on the Tuska Info page.
Food and drink
Tuska’s drinks selection has been renewed for this year, and the much-desired Rockstar Energy drinks will be on the menu. The wishes of the festival-goers have also been heard on the food side, and careful attention has been paid to the selection. The menu includes burgers, pizza, tacos, Japanese noodles and delicious hatsapuris. Vegetarians, vegans and the gluten-free are naturally taken into account. Tuska’s own restaurant Black Dining is also located in the area, remember to book your table in advance here.
Beverage cans, wine decanters and hard plastic wine glasses are returned to the serving points against a deposit. The cutlery and plates used in the festival area are biodegradable.
Map of the festival area
The festival area is bigger than before and various updates have been made to the area planning. The map of the area can be found under the Festival map tab on the Info page.
Credit and debit cards and mobile payments, excluding Mobile Pay, are used as payment instruments. Tuska is a cashless festival this year as well.
Safer space principles
Tuska follows the safer space principles. We do not accept any kind of discrimination, harassment or inappropriate treatment of others. There is also a harassment contact person on duty in Tuska. Read more on our Info page under the Safety tab.