INTRODUCING PROVINSSI

Photo: Provinssi / Viljami Väisänen

Short introduction to Provinssi Festival

Provinssi is one of the oldest and best known music festivals in Finland. The festival was organized for first time already in 1979 .

Provinssi has always presented both the hottest and freshest new as well as the biggest international and local superstars. In addition to high-level production services, Provinssi is also known for its unique atmosphere, due to its closeness to the wild nordic nature and the river crossing through the festival grounds.

During three fantastic days, Seinäjoki city is visited by a huge amount of people who enjoy music, art, Finnish summer and above all: the company of others.

Our record numbers are from 2011 when 81.000 visitors visited Provinssi over the three days. A daily record was achieved in 2016 when over 31.000 people watched Rammstein's massive show.

Some headliners from Provinssi's history: Foo Fighters (US), Red Hot Chili Peppers (US), Rammstein (DE), System Of A Down (US), Rage Against The Machine (US), Linkin Park (US), David Bowie (UK), Black Sabbath (UK), Muse (UK), The Killers (US), Ellie Goulding (UK), Die Antwoord (ZA), The Ramones (US), Avenged Sevenfold (US), The Smiths (UK), Volbeat (DK), Blur (UK), Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (AU), Patti Smith (US), Nine Inch Nails (US), Marilyn Manson (US), Slipknot (US), Massive Attack (US), The Cure (UK), Queens Of The Stone Age (US)...and dozens others.

Nowadays Provinssi is organized and promoted by Seinäjoki Festivals Oy, owned by Selmu Ry and Fullsteam Agency Oy (part of FKP Scorpio group).