The new bands and artists has been announced to perform on the one of the oldest rock festivals in Europe - Ruisrock. The line up is becoming more and more interresting when another celebirites join the crew. The artist list enriched mostly with the native Finnish bands and artist, however Jose Gonsales swedish singer-songwriter is surely the international accent on this list. The audiens will be able to rock their body and soul with this year Finnish representative of Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade - Terasbetoni, will they repete the success of Lordi? We will see in the end of May. Moreover the old-school alternative rockers 22-Pistepirkko will rock the stage together with the chart-topping Herra Ylppö ja ihmiset (lead singer in Maj Karma) and dinosaurs of Finnrock YUP who are nowadays doing live gigs very rarely.Just to remind you this years line up of the festival, you will be able to se the gratest Finnish artist as well as international acts like: Nightwish, HIM, Apocalyptica, Amorphis, Sonata Arctica, Hanoi Rocks, The 69 Eyes, Turisas, Ensiferum, Interpol (USA), Bullet For My Valentine (UK), The Ark (SWE), Life of Agony (USA), Opeth (SWE), Porcupine Tree (USA), The Cult (UK), At the Gates (SWE), Ministry (USA), Primal Scream (UK).
Ruisrock 2008 will have place as always on a beautiful island Ruissalo in Turku, Finland on the first weekend of June (4-6.07). Ruisrock is second oldest rock festival in Europe. It was founded in 1970, and from this time with only a little brakes (1981 and 1986), is held annually. Over 37 years (!!!) of activity grate number of fantastic, world wide known bands appeared on the festival stages, such as: Nazareth, Thin Lizzy, The Clash, U2, Whitesnake, The Cure, Bob Dylan, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Faith No More, Jethro Tull, Blur, David Bowie, Björk, Metallica, Catatonia, Iron Maiden, TOOL. When in 2005 German Industrial band Rammstein performed, the festival reached over 21 000 people at the audience.