Apulanta (FIN)


Apulanta, the miracle band from Heinola, has built themselves a career the like of which has not been seen in Finland. The band has now produced hits in four decades without getting bogged down in the swamps of nostalgia. Quite the opposite, album by album Toni and Sipe have upped the ante and produced ever more spectacular shows. In addition to the musical threesome, appearances on stage include, among all else, knights in armor and the javelinist Seppo Räty as Zeus.

Apulanta is a much-loved guest and holds the unofficial record for most gigs at Ilosaarirock Festival, all the way through from smaller clubs to the main stage frontliner. At the same time the amount of their number one songs has risen to a record number, even globally compared. The group could, if they so wished, pack their show with nothing but singles chart top hits. Only one thing has remained constant – Apulanta guarantees a rocking good time for the sun-kissed festival crowd.

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