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22nd Jan 2018

20 new artists

New announcements include black metal giant Behemoth (POL), Ottawa rapper Night Lovell (CAN), avant garde metal group Zeal & Ardor (USA/CHE), singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi (UK), Finnish rap superstar Cheek and progerock mammoth CMX who joins with Joensuu City Orchestra.

CMX is an institution in the Finnish rock scene, and the band's career spans over several decades. Their music is built around beautiful, complex, distorted, inventive melodies and lyrics which are filled with mythological and religious imagery. When all this is combined with a 35-piece orchestra, the spectacle of the summer is ready. Krzysztof Dobosiewicz, the conductor of the Joensuu City Orchestra, is in charge of the arrangements, and the set list is naturally chosen by the band.

Other Finnish acts include Apulanta, Stam1na, Gasellit, Beast In Black, Von Hertzen Brothers, Juha Tapio, Pyhimys, Kube & Eevil St÷÷, K-X-P, Ruudolf, Vesta, Olavi Uusivirta and Vilma Alina. Through these announcements, theáticket saleáfor one/two/three-day tickets begins.

More news and announcements to come, rok rok!

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