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Tampere is a party!

{mosimage}Same than every year on summer, Tammerfest will be held in the middle of July, from today 9th until Saturday the 12th, in the city of Tampere. An unique occasion if you have nothing better to do to come here and enjoy with a huge selection with some of the best Finnish bands and musicians that make the city centre to become a huge party of music!


Tammerfest offers this year fun for everybody. It is easy to move from one venue to the other, since most are located in the city centre, and distances are short. You can easily go walking, and pray for a bit of good luck and the rain not “watering” the fun during the week. The main stage is place in the central square “Keskustori”, while the second main stage “Vuolteentori” can be found a few meters away on the other side of the river. All the most important clubs and pubs of Tampere are also involved offering concerts and special programmes, such as Klubi-Pakkahuone, Yo-Talo, Ilves, Laterna or Ruma.

{mosimage}If you like some good classics of Finnish music, you can enjoy the gigs of bands like or Kauko Röyhkä & Riku Mattila and Tuomari Nurmio. For the fans of hard rock and heavy metal the list is really extensive, highlighting formations like Mokoma, Negative, Stamina, Lovex or Apulanta. Also the successful folk-rock of Lauri Tähkä & Elonkerjuu will be present in town, together with the glamour of the Von Hertzen Brothers. And if you prefer the most intimate atmospheres of small clubs, we recommend you to pass by Laterna on Thursday and take a look at Messengers, the new Dave Lindholm´s project together with Joe Vestich.

If what you prefer is a female touch in your life, Tammerfest counts with some of the best (and prettiest) female singers coming to rock your boat: Jenni Vartiainen, Mariko or the sweetness of Idols mega star Anna Abreu. But if her show turns to be too full of sweetness for you, you can always aim your steps at Ruma and see some bad ass rock by Stalingrad Cowgirls on live.{mosimage}

There is space also for the youngsters and children during Tammerfest. For example, on Friday Negative´s gig has no age limit and hours before the little ones can also enjoy shows of clowns and different activities for free in Vuolteentori. Teenage metal sensation Sturm und Drang will be present at the festival too playing before Uniklubi, but paradoxically the age limit is 18 for their gig…

So if you don´t know how to spend this week and want to have a taste of the friendly city of Tampere drown by music in every corner, or you live here and you want to have more exciting experiences than just trying to forecast if there will be rain next day or not, walk the city, enter its clubs and choose the jam that floats your boat! There is music and fun for all kind of tastes!

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