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 had 7 festival locations this year; Kuopio, Vantaa, Kouvola, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Kerava and Pori. Pori was the last location with 3 days of festival. Among the many performing in Pori were Uriah Heep, Battle Beast, Reckless Love, Turmion Kätilöt, Brother Firetribe, Ensiferum, Nestor, Stam1na, The 69 Eyes, Viikate, Blind Channel, Cyan Kicks and Kätfish. We were there and here are some photos takene by Cristina Gregori.
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.
The Finnish band Viikate is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the album “Kuu kaakon yllä” with a special summer tour. At the same time the band is working on new music and a new album should be release next year.
We had the opportunity to meet Kaarle and talk about this tour, the plans for the future and much more.