Pop, Rock & Metal

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Finnish rock and pop has enjoyed considerable global success of late, with artists like The Rasmus, Apocalyptica, HIM, Bomfunk MCs and Nightwish all garnering international acclaim. In every town you’ll find venues where both local and international acts perform, and there are plenty of rock and pop festivals held throughout the country, mostly during the summer months.

The rise of metal in Scandanavia has led to a very healthy metal scene in Finland. Likewise punk and hardcore. Most Finnish bands in these genres perform in English, rather than their native language, to appeal to the greater international audience.

Finland has also a lively electronic music scene with many popular artists, DJs and clubs. The weekend scene is particularly vibrant in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere, with these cities also having a large underground party scene.