There has to be 1 Music Festival worth going to this year?

By this time last year I had seen a couple of gigs and was anticipating great things for the coming months. There were plenty of festivals to look forward to and I had already gotten my tickets to see a couple of them.

2016 seems to be a bit different. There are lots of festivals, but none of them so far have more than 1 or 2 bands that I would actually like to see.

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Should I Risk Destroying The Memories of The Greatest Show on Earth?

For many months I have been toying with the idea of going to see Nightwish again.

After blowing my mind at Ratina back in the summer and with Endless Forms Most Beautiful being my most listened to this year (and probably favourite album ever) it is really tempting to go and see them again.

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But…

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Santa Cruz goes Pop

Have I lost seven months or is this for real? Santa Cruz, the “bad boys” of Finnish metal have just released a song with pop sensation Robin.

I saw a post on their Facebook page on Thursday saying that Friday was the day, but I couldn’t quite believe it. On Friday they posted links to Spotify, and other music streaming services, to the song.

What on earth is going on?

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Going down to South Park …. 5 days of fun starts now!!!!

5 days of fun starts today with 3 gigs in 3 different locations with the possibility of seeing at least 7 different bands – with potential for about 5 more if things go to plan.

The weekend starts tonight in one of my favourite smallish venues, Nosturi, with Santa Cruz providing the entertainment.

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Top of the world – Imagine Dragons come to Finland in 2016

A story of coincidence, loose chat in the car and online purchase whilst driving *, this is how Imagine Dragons have come into my, and my family’s, life culminating with a gig in Helsinki in January 2016.

Having seen Within Temptation in February 2014 I eventually bought the album about six months later. While playing the album at home on evening my eldest child said that he recognized one of the songs. That song was “Radio Active” – an Imagine Dragons cover.

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Going down to South Park …. In 5 weeks

In just over 5 weeks the trek to Tampere begins again. This years headliners on the Saturday are Def Leppard. I cannot wait to see them again. I saw them “in the ring” I’m guessing almost 30 years ago.

Like last years main act, Europe, these guys have a huge appeal to me and I really can’t wait.

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