In addition to already released festival program, Provinssi’s domestic line up is now added with 40 new artists.
Along with established Finnish superstars hip hop -duo JVG and more traditional rock acts Maija Vilkkumaa, Olavi Uusivirta, Pariisin Kevät, Scandinavian Music Group and Von Hertzen Brothers the billing also includes names from grime to punk, metal to folk and everything in between.
Ruusut can be defined as a new indie supergroup. The line up include Ringa Manner (The Hearing, Pintandwefall), Alpo Nummelin (Cityman, Zebra and Snake), Samuli Kukkola (Solano) and Miikka Koivisto (Disco Ensemble, Hisser, Normal Life). The electro pop band will release their debut album later in 2018.
Reino Nordin is one of the most popular pop singers in Finland at the moment. His smash hit “Antaudun” won Emma prize (Finnish Grammy) for the most streamed song of 2017 with more than 11 million streams and counting.
Power metal bands Sonata Arctica and Ensiferum represent the heavier side of Finnish music scene. Both bands have also gained strong international fanbase around the globe. Heavy metal group Stam1na will re-release their album “Raja” in order to celebrate the masterpiece’s 10th anniversary. Young and hungry rock bands Blind Channel and Santa Cruz are on their way to big breakthrough.
Finnish grime duo Töölön Ketterä, r´n´b artist Stig Dogg and pop star Nelli Matula bring urban beats to Seinäjoki. Rappers Eevil Stöö x Kube joined forces with their “Pomo Sapiens” -EP at the end of last year. PastoriPike is known for his amazing live energy. Pikku G is one of the pioneers of Finnish hip hop scene, and he made along awaited comeback last year.
Iconic Finnish singer-songwriters Yari and Tuomari Nurmio performed already at the very first edition of Provinssi in 197, and both masters will perform at Amphitheatre Stage. Litku Klemetti, Kynnet, Circle and Joose Keskitalo are among the biggest indie names in Finland.
Occult rock group Jess and the Ancient Ones and psychedelic solo artist Mara Balls bring the power of electric guitar to Provinssi line-up. Kraut-influenced space rock band K-X-P will release new album later this spring. Indie/punk trio Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? is known for their hypnoctic lo-fi sound.
Pop stars Vilma Alina, Juulia and Aleksanteri Hakaniemi are ready for their Provinssi debut shows. Karina, Pimeys and M are the most interesting voices of new rock generation.
Blues guitarist Erja Lyytinen, The Comedians formed by the most popular Finnish stand up artists, folk music group Pirulainen and punk bands MMSP and High School Dropouts are also included in the festival billing.
Many more artists still to be announced during Spring!