NIGHTWISH, KING DIAMOND To Headline Finland's TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL

NIGHTWISH and KING DIAMOND have been announced as the headliners of the seventh annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, set to take place July 16-18 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki, Finland.

The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the three-day event is as follows:

NIGHTWISH
KING DIAMOND
SOILWORK
DARK TRANQUILITY
DEW-SCENTED
IMPALED NAZARENE
SONATA ARCTICA
SINERGY
SUBURBAN TRIBE
MOKOMA
KOTITEOLLISUUS
TIMO RAUTIAINEN & TRIO NISKALAUKAUS
SWALLOW THE SUN
DIABLO
MACHINE MEN
KILPI
TWILIGHTNING

Over the course of three days, more than 30 bands will be appearing on three different stages.

In addition to the festival itself, the evening-clubs will entertain the festival crowd from Thursday through Sunday in four different locations.

Tickets for Tuska 2004 will go on sale in May through Tiketti (www.tiketti.fi), Lippupalvelu (www.lippupalvelu.fi) and Menolippu (www.menolippu.fi). Tickets will also be available at select record stores. Tuska 2004 is an all-ages festival.

For more information, visit www.tuska-festival.fi.

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