On this summer evening in Ruissalo, Maustetytöt X Agents will present the best of Agents’ extensive career as well as the modern classics of Maustetytöt arranged to the Agents style. An EP with four joint songs is also planned for the spring.
Having recorded instrumental rock, rock’n’roll and schlager, among other genres, Agents have always deviated from the mainstream with its sound and merging of music styles. The band, founded by guitarist Esa Pulliainen in 1979, has collaborated with numerous vocalists over the years, including some of the most renowned Finnish singers – and this time, Maustetytöt will lead the vocals.
Maustetytöt is a pop band formed by Anna and Kaisa Karjalainen, whose music is built on guitar, keyboard and a drum machine. The stories in their melodic songs tell of work and unemployment, simultaneous need and abundance as well as upbringing and growth. The band has released two albums, gained popularity with both audiences and critics and broken sales and playlist records.
The gig at Ruisrock is the first announced performance of the Maustetytöt X Agents collaboration on their summer tour.
Ruisrock has previously announced a big line-up of artists for summer 2022. The festival will have performances by Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, girl in red, The Ark, Antti Tuisku, Haloo Helsinki!, JVG, Behm, Ellinoora and Kaija Koo, among others.
Festival tickets are now on sale at Tiketti and the first ticket types are already sold out. Ruisrock’s hotel packages became available for purchase on the Visit Turku online store earlier this week.
Ruisrock will be held from 8 to 10 July 2022 in Ruissalo, Turku. More artist announcements and other festival news are coming later.