NINE, EPICA, MENDEED, METSATÖLL Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA OPEN AIR Festival

NINE, EPICA, MENDEED and METSATÖLL have been confirmed for the ninth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, set to take place June 30 – July 2 at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland. A total of 32 bands will perform on three stages over the course of three days. In addition, a couple of dozen bands will be appearing at the infamous evening clubs during the three-day festival run. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Friday, June 30:

ANATHEMA
ARCH ENEMY
SONATA ARCTICA
MOKOMA
SUBURBAN TRIBE
DRAGONFORCE
WINTERSUN
DEATHSTARS
IMPALED NAZARENE

Saturday, July 1:

VENOM
OPETH
DIABLO
AMORPHIS
NINE
EPICA
STAM1NA
NORTHER
METSATÖLL
KALMAH
THE SCOURGER
PAIN CONFESSOR
APRIL

Sunday, July 2:

CELTIC FROST
SODOM
TAROT
GOJIRA
SWALLOW THE SUN
BURST
MENDEED
VERJNUARMU
TIMO RAUTIAINEN

Tickets for Tuska 2006 went on sale on Monday, April 3. Three-day ticket costs 72 euros, one-day ticket 36 euros. Go to www.lippupalvelu.fi or www.tiketti.fi to purchase tickets. Tuska 2006 is an all-ages event.

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