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23rd Feb 2022

Viral sensation Ashnikko added to the lineup!

American singer and rapper Ashnikko joins the lineup of the best weekend of the summer! The viral superstar's show at Ilosaarirock Festival will be their first in Finland.

The artist who made her breakthrough on the video-sharing platform TikTok and released their much-awaited debut album Demidevil last year, has a passionate global fandom. And for a good reason!

Ashnikko is the perfect 2020s popstar. She is an outspoken cosmopolitan, whose music and style are a collage of everything that is exciting in popular culture. Describing their music as pop-punk-hip-hop-bubblegum-I-don't-know-whatever-the-fuck, Ashnikko plays around with different genres very freely, looks like something out of a fairytale, talks about sex and loves horror and humor. They write catchy empowerment anthems with brash, straight-talking lyrics - without being the least bit preachy.

Along with Ashnikko, the 2022 edition of Ilosaarirock will host Oasis superstar Liam Gallagher (UK), highly acclaimed DJ and producer Alan Walker (NO), the symphonic metal giant Nightwish, pop sensation Tones And I (AU), hot new rapper A36 (SE), rock newcomer Inhaler (IE) and progressive rock band VOLA (DK).

Domestic acts include the incomparable popstar Antti Tuisku, singer-songwriter BEHM, Finland's biggest rap duo JVG, next summer's most anticipated band combo Maustetytöt X Agents, the comeback-making Tehosekoitin as well as Battle Beast, Beast In Black, Blind Channel, Cledos, Ellinoora, Erika Vikman, F, Gasellit, Gettomasa, Hassan Maikal, Huora, ibe, Jesse Markin, Lauri Tähkä, Lähiöbotox, MC KOO, Moon Shot, Mouhous, Olavi Uusivirta, Sexmane, VIIVI and Yeboyah.

More lineup announcements will be made during the spring. Three-day tickets and VIP tickets to the 2022 edition of Ilosaarirock Festival can be purchased here.

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