Having been staged for the first time in 1985, Jyväskylä’s oldest and most renowned festival Jyrock rolls into town for the 28th occasion on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 April.

Renowned for its open-minded attitude towards new and fresh sounds from the underground, Jyrock has earned cult status by showcasing local and international indie music.

Unofficially signalling the start of spring, this year sees a packed bill featuring 18 bands and stack of DJs over two nights, spreading the joy across three indoor stages.

Headlining the Friday night set is Lithuanian outfit Colours of Bubbles. Also on the bill can be found local garage punk outfit The Flaming Sideburns and rockers Black Lizard.

Jyrock 2013
19-20 April
Tickets €19-32
Student Union Building Ilokivi
Keskussairaalantie 2

Saturday night offers another dose of impressive diversity, climaxing with Moonface With Siinai – Canadian Spencer Krug’s alter ego teaming up with Finnish outfit Siinai. The result of their collaborative efforts arrives a couple of days before their performance at Jrock, with Heartbreaking Bravery hitting shelves on 17 April.

James O’Sullivan
Photo: Fullsteam