Sauna Open Air Metal Festival

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Sauna Open Air
Sauna Open Air 2010.
Genre Heavy metal
Dates June
Location(s) Tampere, Finland
Years active 2004-present

Sauna Open Air Metal Festival, shortly Sauna Open Air or just Sauna, has become one of the largest music festivals dedicated only to metal and related styles of music in the Nordic countries. It was first arranged in 2004 and takes place in the Ratinanniemi park in Tampere, Finland. On June 8–10 in 2006, over 20,000 metalheads arrived to watch such bands as Cradle of Filth, Finntroll, Iggy & The Stooges, Lordi, Twisted Sister and W.A.S.P..

In 2007, the festival gathered an audience of over 22,000 people, the record of the Sauna festival.[1] The 2011 festival gathered a record audience of 26,000.[2]

Sauna Open Air 2005.
The audience during a Queensrÿche concert at the 2011 Sauna Open Air.
Judas Priest on stage in 2011

Artists by year[edit]

Headliners are bolded.


Children of Bodom, Diablo, Dreamtale, Finntroll, Helloween, Lordi, My Fate, Nightwish, Swallow the Sun, Tarot, Thunderstone, Twilightning, Underwear.


Amoral, Deathchain, Dio, Dreamtale, Kiuas, Kotipelto, Machine Men, Megadeth, Mokoma, Moonsorrow, Norther, Pain, Roctum, Sentenced, Slayer, Sonata Arctica, Teräsbetoni.


April, The Black League, Blake, Charon, Cradle of Filth, Diablo, Ensiferum, Finntroll, The Flaming Sideburns, Iggy & The Stooges, Kiuas, Lordi, Stam1na, Turmion Kätilöt, Twisted Sister, Verjnuarmu, W.A.S.P..


Ari Koivunen, Dark Tranquillity, Dimmu Borgir, Entwine, Heaven and Hell, Korpiklaani, Kotipelto, Kotiteollisuus, Leverage, Los Bastardos Finlandeses, Megadeth, Pain Confessor, Poisonblack, Sabaton, Sonata Arctica, Stam1na, Swallow the Sun, Thunderstone, Timo Rautiainen, Type O Negative, Violent Storm (cancelled).


Airbourne, Amorphis, Sebastian Bach, Graham Bonnet & Joe Lynn Turner, Children Of Bodom, Diablo, Eläkeläiset, Iiwanajulma, Kiuas, KYPCK, Masterstroke, Mokoma, MoonMadness, Rytmihäiriö, Scorpions, Sonata Arctica, Stam1na, Stone, Testament, Tracedawn, When The Empire Falls, Whitesnake, Widescreen Mode.


45 Degree Woman, Amorphis, Apocalyptica, Bullet, Deuteronomium, Duff McKagan's Loaded, Finntroll, Hardcore Superstar (cancelled), HammerFall, Kamelot, Kotiteollisuus, Medeia, Meshuggah (cancelled), Mötley Crüe, Nightwish, Omnium Gatherum, Poisonblack, Prestige, Profane Omen, Soilwork, Sparzanza, Stratovarius, Sturm und Drang, Thor, Viikate.


Amorphis, Anvil, Audrey Horne, August Burns Red, Danzig, Death Angel, Doom Unit, Glamour Of The Kill, Grave Digger, Hail!, Insomnium, Kiss, Peer Günt, Poisonblack, Ratt (cancelled), Tarot, The 69 Eyes, Sonata Arctica, Stam1na, Steel Panther, Suburban Tribe, Whitechapel.


Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, Helloween, Omnium Gatherum, Saxon, Doro, Cavalera Conspiracy, Rytmihäiriö, Mokoma, Tarot, Blake, Anthriel, Moonsorrow, Turisas, Viikate, Joey Belladonna, Dio Disciples, Queensrÿche, Accept, Battle Beast, Sparzanza


Nightwish, Opeth, Children of Bodom, Bloodred Hourglass, Finntroll, Lost Society, Volbeat, Hardcore Superstar, Sabaton, Hatebreed, Crashdïet, Stam1na, Omnium Gatherum, Egokills Ghost Voyage


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Coordinates: 61°29′24″N 23°45′15″E / 61.49000°N 23.75417°E / 61.49000; 23.75417