Several international and Finnish names have been added to the Ruisrock program.Australian pop band Empire of the Sun will play on Rantalava on Saturday, performing its classic album Walking On A Dream. The younger generation of musicians will be represented by the American artist Doja Cat, known for her soulish songs and colorful social media campaigns, American rapper Lil Skies who delivers rhymes in the middle ground between hip hop and trap, and British singer-songwriter Nilüfer Yanya who draws inspiration from guitar-driven indie music. Swedish indie pop star Beatrice Eli and the young, up-and-coming Norwegian Scandi-pop artist Lil Halima bring a fresh Nordic energy to the festival.
The list of Finnish artists performing at the festival has also grown: Pop artist Elias Gould will take Sateenkaari stage on Friday, whereas Pink Box will host the power duo of soul Nicole Willis & Banda Palomita, in addition to Lac Belot who paints magical art pop landscapes, Jesse Markin who explores the intersections between electro and hip hop, and singer-songwriter Yona accompanied by Lumos string quartet. Minirantalava will feature Coochilla, Kalpeat Varjot, and Vaxinator, bands of the Turku Rock Academy, which helps young people from Turku to make it in the music industry. Tavastia’s Saturday Disco will make festivalgoers dance on Saturday, as usual, with Tavastia’s All Stars Friends Töölön Ketterä, Elias Gould, F, Sofa, Etta, and Kauriinmetsästäjät.
New Pink Box Stage Celebrates the Diverse Festival Culture
A novelty of the anniversary year is the new Pink Box stage on the festival grounds. In addition to music, the stage will feature communal, themed events, discussions, and artist interviews. Pink Box aims to inspire discussion about a diverse and safer festival culture. Located near Sateenkaari stage, Pink Box is a stage, an art installation, and a discussion facilitator where you can immerse yourself in the softer side of things. The Pink Box concept is created by the Pehmee collective in cooperation with Ruisrock.
50th Ruisrock on 5–7 July 2019
The individual schedules of all the festival stages will be published in June.
Ruisrock tickets are sold by Tiketti. Some ticket types are already sold out, but several ticket types are still available.