Now that July is here, let’s talk about Turku’s biggest festival: Ruisrock.
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Before getting into this year’s programme, let’s first get some background on what is Ruisrock. It might be a surprise to some of you that Ruisrock is generally considered to be the 2nd oldest rock festival in Europe. Though it claimed to have the title for a number of years, it appears that Pinkpop is the legitimate holder, founded just a few months before.
Ruisrock was officially founded in 1970, and has been running every summer since.
One of Ruisrock’s specificity is it’s location: the island of Ruissalo, just outside Turku. Set at the edge of the water, the unique configuration of the festival grounds allows a little armada of boats to enjoy the music from water.
The festival is also located just next to the usual route of the ferries leaving Turku’s harbor. This create the opportunity for pretty awesome photos.
With up to 105,000 festival-goers attending every year, Ruisrock has been able to attract quite a number of big names through it’s long history.
To name only a few, bands such as Metallica, Oasis, Ozzy Osbourne, Rammstein, U2, Aerosmith have been programmed through the festival’s history. The artists this year include The Chainsmokers and Dua Lipa, among others. You can have a look on the official website to know more.
You should know, however, that finding tickets at this point might prove challenging since the dates are coming soon. The festival will take place from the 13 to the 15th of July, this year.
If you can’t find, there is always the option pioneered by ”duckman” Timmi Tuutti, who, last year, tried to sneak in disguised as a duck. More precisely, swimming as a duck.
I’m kidding of course though, don’t do that! (But if you want to know more, have a look here).