Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 15.-18.7 2004

By Poltsi & Matti

Bigger than ever, Tuska now boasts with 3 days of festival and four days of trilocated club afterparties, in addition to the third stage introduced last year. All festival tickets were sold out three weeks before the event, something unheard of at this magnitude.

Addenum 1:
Now that the festival is over, and all the experiences are melting I would like to comment a few things.
First of all a big kudos to the organizers, the choice of bands were very good. Secondly special thanks to the security team for keeping the order, and finally an extra-big double kudos to those people who kept the area clean at all time. These people did a great job.

Matti's pictures
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Thursday (Stella Star)
Blue In The Face
Rytmihäiriö
Insomnium
Barathrum
Friday (festival)
Nasum
DSK
Beseech
Sonata Arctica
Impaled Nazarene
Ensiferum
Kotiteollisuus
Dark Funeral
Mokoma
In_Flames
Friday (Stella Star)
Alghazanth
Imperanon
Enochian Crescent
Saturday (Festival)
Machine Men
Kilpi
Dark Tranquillity
Turisas
Soilwork
Sinergy
Death Angel
Swallow The Sun
Nightwish
Saturday (Tavastia)
Bone Grinder
Manitou
Amoral
Before The Dawn
Sunday (Festival)
Trollheim's Grott
Fear Factory
Dismember
Timo Rautiainen ja Trio Niskalaukaus
Charon
Dio

Misc shots


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Friday, half an hour before the gates opened

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The cue was *long* (I heard that it reached all the way to the railroad square. Nonetheless we got quickly in, the staff at the gates were very efficient

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Festival area

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Filling up very quickly

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Mr. Moustache

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He's got the looks...

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Andreas, photogenic as usually

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The tent's were not nearly big enough to fit everyone so a lot of people decided to enjoy the music a pit further away, here during the Turisas-gig

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Some younger hevay-fans

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Pikametallimiehet had finally got their own flag

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Some seemed to enjoy the Dio gig while being high (up)

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As we left the festival, we met up with a cousin who was working as a cop outside the festival area