The largest hip-hop festival in the Nordic region, Blockfest, has been acquired by Live Nation Entertainment and will become part of Live Nation Finland (LNF).
Terms of the deal have not been revealed.
Started in 2008, the event is held in the central of Tampere at its Ratina football stadium, with last August’s event claiming more than 75,000 admissions across two days.
Among the 26 artistes booked for the 16-17 August festival are A$AP Rocky, Tyga, Saweetie and Ski Mask the Slump Dog. Past line-ups have featured Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg and lce Cube.
“This deal cements Blockfest’s position in the festival calender and assures it attracts the hottest international acts going forward,” says Blockfest founder and CEO Kalle Kallonen,
LNF head promoter, Zachris Sundell adds, “We’ve always had a great relationship with Blockfest and look forward to pooling our resources into bringing more of the world’s leading hip-hop, R&B and grime artistes to the festival.”
Day tickets cost €79 ($89) and two-day passes €149 ($169), with VIP packages available.