Superstruct buys part of Finnish Tuska Festival
Finnish Metal Events Oy, organiser of Tuska, one of the largest metal festivals in the Nordic countries, and live entertainment platform Superstruct Entertainment have signed an investment and partnership agreement through which Superstruct will become a key shareholder of the Tuska Festival.

“This is the next step for Tuska. Focusing on boutique festivals, Superstruct will provide us with more muscles for development and more rivets in our belt. All shareholders and key personnel will continue to be involved, and the organisation will continue to run the festival independently. The mosh pit will keep spinning, only faster – in other words, the festival will remain its own unique rough self, as it has been until now,” says festival director Eeka Mäkynen (pictured).

Superstruct Entertainment operates on a global basis and its portfolio includes in excess of 30 quality and distinctive festivals, such as Sziget in Budapest, Sónar in Barcelona, Wacken Open Air in Germany and Øya in Oslo. In Finland, the company is familiar due to its partnership with the Flow Festival, for example.

Superstruct Entertainment was attracted to the Tuska Festival because of its unique offering and positioning. They are very excited about the new partnership and look forward to helping the Tuska team grow the festival to the next level.

“We had been thinking about expanding our ownership base for a long time. Now the pieces all fell into place and the time was right. We believe that the festival business will intensify after the corona crisis. International connections have always been close to our hearts when booking bands. The arrival of Superstruct opens up more opportunities to create even better programmes and festivals for Tuska`s loyal customers, our tribe,” says Jouni Markkanen, who has been the head promoter of the Tuska Festival since 1999.

For the Tuska Festival’s audiences, the presence of an international player behind the festival will mean an even better event and optimal visitor experience. “From the point of view of both audiences and cooperation partners, this is clearly a win-win situation," says Mäkynen.