At 44, Ruisrock is the second oldest festival in Europe and one of the most important music events in Finland.
SINCE 1970 the small island of Ruissalo in Turku has hosted the legendary rock festival of Ruisrock. What started as a demand by a group of students to have rock music represented in the orchestral music festival of Turku has evolved into a three-day rock congregation. Through Ruisrock’s stages have passed rock legends such as The Clash, Thin Lizzy and Chuck Berry, as well as big names of modern rock like Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana. Headlining this year’s edition were English electropop duo Pet Shop Boys, Finland’s international love metal band HIM, and Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro, together with the some of the best bands of the local music scene.