Finland’s greatest showcase festival Lost In Music, organized since 2007, gathered 9,000 visitors for its 15th anniversary festival held in Tampere. Lost In Music took place from Wednesday 28.9. until Saturday 1.10. in thirty individual events in ten venues, where a record number of 127 artists were performing.
This year’s Lost In Music was colored by new territorial conquests, such as a wider range of rap and r’n’b music than before. H5 Bar & Cellar, located on Hämeenkatu, served as the event’s official rap club, where you could see amazing shows of up-coming domestic rap artists such as Turisti, Blacflaco and Jami Faltin. Secret Sauceity, located in Tampere’s Kaleva, also served as a new venue, combining fresh music and tasty pizza. Literally in the corner of the pizzeria, we saw close-packed and sold-out concerts from Moshimoshi and Suosikki among many others.
The star moments of the opening day in Wednesday were the Oulu2026 bands Sepikka, Sophia Mitiku and Tuomas Henrikin Jeesuksen Kristusen Bändi, who charmed the audience at G Livelab, in addition to heavy music export hopes Cyan Kicks, Stoned Statues, Dirt and Brymir, who performed at Tullikamari. In Olympia, Swedish Diskopunk offered a show of theatrical disco punk, and jazz and folk groups OK:KO and Vimma had great performances in atmospheric O’Connell’s.
Thursday’s highlights included Arppa, Antti Autio, Viivi and Ege Zulu‘s full-packed and audience thrilling concerts at Tullikamari, the cult group Cleaning Women’s magical show in G Livelab, and Elia Lombardini, Ada Aik and Aho performing at Telakka’s ambient and alternative night, Shiraz Lane and Steve ‘N’ Seagulls rocking at Yo-talo, Einari Stylman, who excelled in Secret Sauceity, and the grunge band Pretty, which gathered the largest number of visitors in Maanalainen’s concerts on Thursday.
On Friday an audience of more than 3,000 festival goers was drawn around Tampere’s clubs by among others Cledos, who closed the Tullikamari night, Pehmoaino and Robin Packalen, who charmed the audience, Costee, F, Ramses II, who filled Klubi, Ruoska, Saruru and King Satan, who shone in Yo-talo’s heavy music evening and Polymoon, Hidria Spacefolk and Suad, who brightened G Livelab with alternative rock.
The best moments of the festival’s closing day on Saturday consisted of electronic music artists such as Malla, Business City, Nelli Milan and Cyril Awakens throwing a dance party at Pakkahuone. Yo-talo’s rhythm music bacchanals featured MC Koo, locals Paha Jama and Kosmiset Liskot, as well as the main performer of the evening, Lyttä, whose show was surprisingly visited by the hottest names in domestic rap, Gettomasa and Lauri Haav. As for Olympia, Lost In Music was completed by Rytmihäiriö.
Lost In Music thanks every visitor, artist, production team, venue staff, volunteers and partners making Lost In Music a successful, amazing festival full of fresh music and safe and great atmosphere.
Lost In Music will take place again on October 4-7, 2023. The start of the ticket sales and the first performers will be announced later.