Tuska Festival is organized by Finnish Metal Events Oy.
Tuska 2018 takes place at Suvilahti, Helsinki, during 29.6.-1.7.
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ARRIVING TO THE FESTIVAL
The best way to arrive to Tuska is by metro. Helsinki City Transport website. Closest metro stop is Sörnäinen, a several hundred meters from the festival area. Use public transportation to get to Suvilahti: metro to Sörnäinen-station or tram (6, 7A/7B, 8) to "Kurvi" / Vilhovuori. You can also take the bus (68 and many more) from the central railway station. Approach the festival gate from Sörnäisten Rantatie, next to the ABC -gas station.
Metro operates 2 hrs longer than usual, in 20 minute intervals on Tuska Friday and Saturday nights.
There is no public parking for cars at the festival.
Tuska Festival area is located on the Suvilahti event field. Address nearest to the festival entrance is Parrukatu 2-4, 00540 Helsinki. Walking distance from the city center to Tuska is about 3 km.
Festival area opening hours:
Fri 29.6. 13:00-01:00
Sat 30.6. 13:00-01:00
Sun 1.7. 14:00-22:00
The last artist of each day will conclude their show 60 minutes before the festival gates close. Exact show times will be announced closer to festival date.
Map Of The Festival Area
TICKETS AND WRISTBANDS
Go to TICKETS -section
GOOD TO KNOW - ABC
ALEPA FESTIVAL STORE
ALCOHOL AND BEVERAGES
Bringing your own alcohol beverages to the festival area is strictly prohibited. Bag check will be in effect upon entering the festival.
You can bring one (1) transparent, unopened plastic bottle of non-alcoholic beverage, or a transparent and empty plastic bottle per customer. Max. size 1,5 litres. Security personnel is allowed to forbid any "suspicious" bottles and ask to leave those to the cloakroom. There are water taps for public at the venue. Drinking tap water in Finland is ok.
Tuskan smartphone apps available in 2018.
Signing sessions will be announced closer to the festival.
CASH & CREDIT CARDS
Cash is king but credit & debit cards work at most sales points in the Tuska festival area as well.
CAMERAS & RECORDING
Professional photo equipment requires press accerditation. Press accreditation & photo passes will be granted for media personnel only, not private customers.
Pocket cameras & cell phone cameras are allowed. All video cameras and other recording equipment are strictly prohibited.
CAMPING & HOTELS
Tuska is located in the city so we have no camping area. The closest camping area is RASTILA, by the metro stop of the same name. Affordable accommodation in Helsinki from THIS LINK . Although the city has plenty of hotels you might want to book your hotel room well in advance as a plenty of Tuska-comers arrive from far away.
Children under 12 years old must be escorted by a responsible and sober, over 18 year old guardian with a valid ticket. We do not recommed bringing little children to the festival.
You can leave your belongings in the cloakroom by the festival gate. NOTE!!! No huge backpacks or other large items, those can be left at the Helsinki railway station storage.
We use a deposit system to boost the recycling:
1 euro deposit is charged when purchasing a canned drink or a drink in a mug. Deposit is returned when returning an empty, unbroken can/mug to the bar or to the deposit point.
Physically disabled and visually impaired customers can bring an escort (1 person).
FIRST AID & PHARMACY
There is a first aid point at the festival area, which will serve during festival opening hours. The nearest pharmacy is located in Sörnäinen, Hämeentie 58, 00500 Helsinki. Yliopiston Apteekki, Mannerheimintie 96, is open 24 hours.
FOLD OUT CHAIRS
Fold out chairs are permitted in the festival area, but not in front of the stages or other highly crowded areas. The security personnel may ask you to move your fold out chair from the crowd if they feel it may pose a danger or clogs up crowd movement.
LOST & FOUND
During the festival, ask for your lost items from the cloak room near the entrance. After the festival, all uncollected lost & found items will be delivered to the Pasila police station lost property.
Parking in Helsinki is not free of charge. The festival does not have parking for public.
We have reseved a quota of free 3-day tickets for senior citizens of over 65 years of age. The tickets can be collected from Tuska-Kiska starting on Mon 25.6. More info about Tuska-Kiska soon.
Please note that in Finland all bottles are recycled. The festival has its own bottle recycling system, please do not trash empty bottles, place them in appropriate containers. Also, please sort your trash in appropriate containers.
SAFETY & PROHIBITED ITEMS
Professional camera equipment, all recorders, cans, bottles, umbrellas and all things that can be considered dangerous are strictly prohibited, at the security personnel's discretion.
Selfie sticks are not allowed at Tuska.
According to law, smoking in premises and spaces that are intended for watching performances, is strictly prohibited. Due to this, smoking is prohibited in immediate approximity of all stages. The indoor stage is completely non-smoking.
Ticket prices and details on the Ticket page. Three- and two day tickets will be exchanged for wristbands, which allow you to exit and re-enter the festival area during the festival day. With one day tickets, entry only once per day.
More info about the pre-exchange point later. Exchange also at festival gates on festival days.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING PRACTICALITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL, CONTACT THE SECURITY PERSONNEL.
All rights to changes reserved. Please check possible updates of this info page and schedules before you arrive to the festival site.