Also this year The Offering had the opportunity to be present at Porispere, the festival that has been held every first weekend of August for more than 10 years in Pori. The particularity of the festival is to offer a wide range of musical genres over the three days, ranging from metal to pop and everything in between. Notable names this year included Within Temptation, Airbourne, Stratovarius, The Rasmus, Beast in Black, Turmion Kätilöt, Diablo, and Stoned Statues to name a few. Sunday was the day dedicated to families called Minispere, for the occasion on the stage performed Käärijä, who represented Finland at the last edition of Eurovision, missing the victory by very few points with his “Cha cha cha”. The festival was sold out on Saturday and Sunday, the weather was also forgiving with summer temperatures and only an hour of rain on Saturday. Below the photoreport by Cristina Gregori and Miika Riikonen.
Rock In The City tour was supposed to take place to several Finnish cities during the summer of 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was possible to organize the festival in only two cities; Joensuu and Pori.
We were present with our cameras in Pori on August 21st and 22nd.
The event was held at Kirjurinluoto, a park on an island in the center of the city already known for important music events such as Pori Jazz and Porispere, the age limit was 18, allowing alcohol to be consumed throughout the area. The organization did a great job of maintaining state-imposed restrictions, hand sanitizers were everywhere, there was enough room to keep distance, and security men were always on when needed.
Talking about music, the festival features only Finnish rock and metal bands, this year in Pori performed Amorphis, Battle Beast, Beast in Black, Andy McCoy, Michael Monroe, Sami Yaffa & Costello, Brother Firetribe, Stam1na, Mokoma, Turmion Kätilöt, Viikate, Kotiteollisuus and Klamydia.
Porispere is a festival located in the center of Pori, Finland.
Throughout the years the festival is become pretty popular attracting people from all over the country and beyond.
This festival has the ability to put together different musical genres creating a great 3 days party.
We had the opportunity to be there for the first 2 days and enjoy the performances of great artists such as Venom Inc, D-A-D, Vince Neil, Michael Monroe, Battle beast, S-TOOL, Von Hertzen Brothers, Stam1na, Mokoma and many more.
Four friends related by music, a career of almost 30 years and a lot of energy; this is Klamydia.
The Finnish punk-rock band is unstoppable, almost 20 albums and uncountable shows all around Finland, the new single “Pyyntö” will be released on 19th of August and much more is cooming.
We had the opportunity to meet the band and discover something more about Klamydia.
Summer in Finland means rock festivals and Pori isn’t a exception with its Porispere. Porispere festival is located in Kirjurinluoto, a park close to the center, also known as location for the famous jazz festival Pori Jazz. This year the festival was during the first weekend of August and the line-up was very attractive: Twisted Sister, Metal Church, Children of Bodom, Moonsorrow, Santa Cruz, Diablo, Stam1na, Mokoma, Reckless love, Hillbilly Casino and Klamydia just to name the most important.