Tuska Festival area is located on the Suvilahti event field. Address nearest to the festival entrance is Parrukatu 2-4, 00540 Helsinki.

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.

Arriving to the festival
The best way to arrive to Tuska is by public transport: closest metro and tram stop is Sörnäinen which is located a several hundred meters from the festival area. You can also take the bus (e.g. 16, 55, 78) from the central railway station. Metro operates 2 hrs longer than usual, in 20 minute intervals on Tuska Friday and Saturday nights.

See Helsinki City Transport website for details.

Please note that parking in Helsinki is chargeable. Unfortunately there is no public parking for cars or bicycles at the festival.

To book a taxi call 0100 0700.


Please go to tickets page:

Physically disabled and visually impaired customers
Physically disabled and visually impaired customers can bring an escort (1 person). Escorts of disabled people do not need to buy a ticket to access the festival area. There are viewing platforms near the mixing desks of the stages.


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. See other accommodation options (e.g. hotels) in Helsinki from THIS LINK.



Security check
The festival security personnel will check you at the security check before entering the festival area.

You can leave your belongings in the cloakroom by the festival gate. The cloakroom fee is 3€. Please note that huge backpacks or other large items can not be stored at cloakroom. Those items can be left at the Helsinki railway station storage.

Prohibited items
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.

Please note safety with accessories (especially extremely studded bracelets etc.) and clothing.

Professional camera equipment, all recorders, cans, bottles, umbrellas, disposable grills and all things that can be considered dangerous are strictly prohibited, at the security personnel's discretion. It’s not allowed to bring you pet to festival area.

Fold out chairs
Fold out chairs are permitted in the festival area, but not in front of the stages or other highly crowded areas.

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.

Smoking is prohibited in immediate approximity of all stages. The indoor stage is completely non-smoking.

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.


Food & Drink
There are different kinds of food stalls and Black Dining à la carte restaurant at the festival area (reservations for Black Dining There are water taps for public at the venue.

Tuska smartphone apps are now available.

Alepa festival store
There is Alepa festival store at the area that sells groceries and other festival supplies at an affordable price.

Deposit system & Recycling
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.

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.

Autograph sessions
Autograph sessions will take place at EMP stand at festival area. Signing sessions will be announced closer to the festival. 

Sauna in a tent? At a festival? Free for all? Hell yes.
Jaloviina provides the authentic sauna experience. Sauna hours:
Fri 29.6.  14.00 - 23.00
Sat 30.6. 14.00 - 23.00
Sun 1.7. klo 15.00 - 20.00

Top Shelf Grandstand
Tuska is launching unprecedented concept where fans can buy band-specific entry to VIP grandstand with a view to the main stage. Exclusive grandstand has the limited capacity of 25 people per concert. Top Shelf has its own restaurant and it’s in use 20mins before and after the concert.

Upgrading your normal or VIP ticket to Top Shelf costs 50€/person for early evening concerts and 100€/person for headline concerts. Top Shelf is for the main stage concerts only.

Pre-bookings via Tableonline:


Payment methods
We accept all forms of payment: mobile payment, credit & debit cards and cash. We recommend to use mobile and card payment.




Cool app, right?

Tieto Customer Service Management

The neighbourhood metalhead who you know by the name. All products in the Alepa are sold at regular store prices. Cashiers have for example worn corpse paint before, let’s see what they come up with this year!


Tuska's official autograph spot. Signing session times will be posted on the EMP website and Tuska newsfeed as soon as they're confimed.

Most metal media in the Imperium, and a classic internert forum..

Finland's leading metal magazine and Tuska’s best friend. Inferno presents all the good stuff on third stage.

Tuska’s trusted record dealer. Grade A goods only.

Ticket sales done right.

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Officially the best music store in Helsinki and long-term partner of Tuska.

The attitude is Rock, so fabulously rock! Lord of the main stage and clearly the numero uno radio station in Finland!

Ticket sales done right.

Ticket sales done right.

Varusteleka is widely known army and outdoor store. Would you also like to dress up like Jone Nikula or like the heavy metal soldiers of Sabaton? From Varusteleka you’ll get your Tuskalook on point!

The official e-cigarette seller and e-cigarette lounge host of Tuska – powered by R-Kioski.

Double your money between the band performances at Feel Vegas! You can find the real poker tables and other games at Restaurant Lämpö.

Check out the Checkpoint of Veikkaus!

”Jeesusteippi of travel”.
Travel to Tuska and back, to afterparty and breakfast with Whim. Smart travel by public transport/city bikes/car/taxi – check out the app and travel easily in Helsinki!


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