Highly Suspect (FIN)

Highly Suspect

If you have a soft spot for alternative rock and distorted guitars, you should most definitely check out Highly Suspect, a Grammy-nominated American band ready to crank up the volume at Ilosaarirock in July. Highly Suspect, who have released three studio albums and routinely perform at sold-out gig venues, are renowned for their accomplished bluesy rock. Their sound is complemented with the lead singer Johnny Stevens’s soulful voice, which contrasts with the brutal, intimate lyrics.

Their recently released third album, MCID, is candid and upfront just like its predecessors, yet more ambitious than anything that’s been seen before. The clever concoction of rock, pop, hip hop and metal is topped off with Stevens’s astounding vocal presence, while the numerous visiting artists, such as Gojira and Young Thug add some vibrant energy to the mix.

If Nothing But Thieves or Queens of the Stone Age get your juices flowing, may we suggest that you get your permanent marker out and mark the date of Highly Suspect’s first visit to Finland in your calendar. We guarantee that you will not be disappointed when these figureheads of modern rock kick into gear and show us what an awesome rock gig looks (and feels) like!

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Friday 17 Jul: ApulantaBattle Beast • BEHM • GettomasaHighly Suspect (USA) • The Holy • Lauri TähkäLost Frequencies (BEL)Of Monsters and Men (ISL)RuusutRäjäyttäjät • Yeboyah • Saturday 18 Jul: ABREU • Antti TuiskuBelzebubs • costee • EllinooraInsomnium • Jesse Markin • Lost Society • Machine Gun Kelly (USA)Mayhem (NOR) • MC KOO • PalefaceVesalaXysmaYungblud (UK)Sunday 19 Jul: Amorphis • Gasellit • The HU (MNG) • JVG • Karina • Knipi • LähiöbotoxMaustetytöt • Mouhous • PyhimysSam Fender (UK)TehosekoitinTones and I (AUS)