Lost in Music releases first artists for 2017


Multi-talent SAARA confirmed as headliner

Tampere city and showcase event, Lost in Music Festival has finally released it's first performers with another 50 performers saved for a later release.

The festival has confirmed multi-talent musician, singer, actor and TV-presenter SAARA as the headliner. Along with SAARA other bigger names announced for the festival include Nuclear Blast's BATTLE BEAST, Finnish rock & rockabilly band FRANCINE, very popular export artist SATELLITE STORIES, indie-rock newcomers THE HOLY as well us up and coming artists like the violent-poppers BLIND CHANNEL and electronic newcomer PERTTU.

Festival wristbands come on sale tomorrow at 9am from Tiketti starting from 45€ / 35€ students.

Full lineup as of 31.5.2017:
Arttu Lindeman
Battle Beast
Satellite Stories
Teksti-Tv 666
The Holy
Blind Channel
One Desire
Lighthouse Project
Demonic Death Judge
Dallas Kalevala
Tamzene (UK)
Tomin (Nor)
Loud Lights
Mara Balls
The Lieblings

+ many more to come!


Artist submission is open

Lost in Music artist submission is now open! Please submit your band or artist by May 15th.

The artists for the festival will be chosen by promoter Rowan Rafferty along with other music professionals.

To sign up, visit here!


Time for feedback

Lost In Music 2016 - Abdullah Muyad

What went well, and what not so much? Please take a moment to send us feedback via this online form. The form will be taken down on 21 October 2016. 

Tickets to Lost In Music 2017 will be raffled amongst the people who submit feedback. 

The 11th Lost In Music 5-7 October 2017. See you! 


Remember the wristband!


If you have purchased Lost In Music Festival Pass, it must be exchanged for a wristband before going to see the shows.

Wristbands & info desk is located at Klubi (Tullikamarin aukio 2) and it is open during the festival week as follows:

Wednesday 18.00–20.00
Thursday 14.00–20.00
Friday 14.00–19.00
Saturday 14.00–20.00

If you have purchased festival passes for a reduced rate please ensure you have the correct certificates or loyalty cards with you for they will be checked when changing your ticket for a wristband. 

More info on purchasing festival passes and single tickets here.

Metal Export Finland pass will be checked at the doors of Yo-Talo and Jack The Rooster and exchanged for a wristband there, no need to visit Klubi.  

(Article picture by Jesse Keinonen, Lost In Music 2015)


Warm up with us at Lost In Music Kick Off

The festival takes a head-start at the Kick-Off Club on Wednesday 5 October. The stage at Klubi will witness performances from The Kendolls (SWE), Wooly Mammoths (BEL) and KELVIN (NOR). Get to know the acts below: 

The Kendolls

The Kendolls celebrates what they know - the boredom of life in the suburbs, the meaningless war on drugs and mental illness. They are now touring with their third album "Autonomania". 

Wooly Mammoths

Wooly Mammoths are a five-piece that creates sunbathed pop & rock songs, drenched in reverb and sprinkled with psychedelia. Wooly Mammoths have already had an article in NME Magazine and played at venues like Ancienne Belgique Kunstencentrum Vooruit. Soon, the band will release its debut EP.



Somewhere between cool electronics and a warm organic sound, you’ll find Kelvin's music. Kelvin released their second single, “Lights are low,” during the fall of 2015. It was played on one of Norway´s biggest radio channels, NRK p3, for over 9 weeks.

Schedule WED 5.10. @ Klubi:

DOORS at 19.00
22.30 The Kendolls (SWE)
21.15 Wooly Mammoths (BEL)
20.00 KELVIN (NOR)

Entry with the Lost In Music festival pass or buy tickets at door for 5€ apiece. See the event on Facebook

The evening is produced by Music Active cooperative, Tamk and Excite Finland.


Full program released!

Lost In Music 2016 program is ready and released! The final line-up consists of more than 80 artists and a sweet set of additional attractions. 

The main venue Tullikamari will witness performances from acts with international star potential, such as Alma (pictured), VENIOR, The Blanko and Temple Balls. But you do not have to go big to find interesting artists; The festival's newest stage Paja Bar at Solo Sokos Hotel Torni will host two shows each day from Thursday to Sunday, including e.g. electronically infused White Balance and singer-songwriter Jonathan Rundman, who is arriving in Tampere all the way from the United States! 

Evenings with different themes add more variety to Lost In Music's program. Kaustinen Folk Music Festival and Tampere Jazz Happening will both host their own nights at Telakka on Friday and Saturday respectively.

Also make sure to attend Metal Export Finland, a new miniature festival with eight topical metal bands. For example Ranger, Whispered, and Arion will perform at Metal Export Finland on Thursday. 

See full program here and schedules here

Info on tickets and prices here


Rising stars and rough rock - new additions to program

New Finnish pop sensations, rap, punk and explorers of the world. This and so much more can be discovered at Lost In Music in October. The Tampere-based festival celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary by bringing over 80 live acts in the city's central venues. 

The freshly announced program features groups that have been noted more widely abroad than in Finland. Sans Parade brings to mind the classic sci-fi films of the 80's with their ethereal electronic indie. This group, founded in Turku, Finland, has been busy creating a fanbase particularly in German-speaking parts of Europe. 

Sans Parade
Jawohl, bitte! After touring extensively in German-speaking Europe, Sans Parade will impress the Finnish audience.


Nightbird is a solo project by Fenno-Swedish singer Anna-Stina Jungerstam. Her America-influenced folk borrows elements from such artists as Kurt Vile and Wilco, only translated to suit the Nordic state-of-mind. Swedish media in particular has praised Nightbird for her strong and stylish vision. 

For lovers of more extreme genres, One Morning Left will serve a full dose of their hyper-energetic metalcore. One could say the band knows how to play the social media game, for they have gained over 32,000 followers on Facebook. The rockers of Rust N' Rage rely on the 80's aesthetics by updating the antics of Judas Priest and Guns N' Roses to the 21st century. 

See all the latest releases here

Let the music play: 

Lost In Music tickets are sold primarily by Tiketti. Single tickets to Tullikamari shows on Friday and Saturday 7-8 Oct are also available via Lippupiste.


Festival Pass, starting from 42,50€ / 32,50€ Reduced rate reserved for students and OP Tampere (OP Financial Group member cooperative bank) owner-customers.
Metal Export Finland Pass, starting from 16,50€.
Single tickets, starting from 11,50€.

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A miniature festival for metal heads adds more variety to Lost In Music line-up

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Lost In Music, a festival dedicated to showcasing new Finnish music, expands into the metal territory in October. Metal Export Finland, a mini-festival organized as a part of Lost In Music, consists of eight topical heavy metal acts, seven of which are from Finland and one all the way from Canada.

Promoter Rowan Rafferty of Nem Agency sums up the new event:
– Finland is the promised land of metal music, and for the longest the genre has time been one of our best-known exports abroad. In Metal Export Finland, we are showcasing what we think are the best and most promising current bands while waving the local Tampere flag. I personally believe the program will stir interest for Music & Media Finland and Lost In Music Festival have always been important attractions for foreign metal music experts.

Bands selected for Metal Export Finland are, among others, Tampere-based Ember Falls and Whispered (pictured below). Both have shown great promise and created waved both in Finland and abroad. Ember Falls has made a global recording contract with Universal Music and Spinefarm earlier this year, and Whispered will make an UK tour before their Lost In Music performance. See the full line-up below!


Thursday 6 October 2016

@ Yo-talo
Kobra & The Lotus (CAN)
Fear of Domination

@ Jack The Rooster
Ember Falls
Somehow Jo'

Metal Export Finland Pass starting from 16,50 €
Single tickets to Yo-talo and Jack The Rooster starting from 11,50 €.
Tickets sold via Tiketti.

More info on Lost In Music tickets here


Celebrate with us in October!

Lost In Music turns 10 in 6-8 October 2016 - and you are welcome to join the party! 

First artists will be announced during the summer. In the meantime, why don't you kick back and share your thoughts as to who should be seen on the Lost In Music stage in October? 

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