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Qstock’s 20th Anniversary Programme is Complete

The programme for Qstock’s 20th anniversary in Oulu, Finland, is now complete. The festival will celebrate its two full decades of existence with the broadest bill so far with a record-breaking set-up of seven stages and more than 70 artists. 

The last booked acts for Qstock include German alternative metal group Ghøstkid, Norwegian metalcore/stadium rock/post-metal act Fixation, Oulu rappers’ supergroup Mistä nää tuut?, twerk ensemble Tinze, and Oulu metal legends Embraze who also played the very first Qstock in the summer of 2003. Also confirmed for the festival are Costi, Cyan Kicks, Kuningasidea, Brymir, Turisti, Mouhous, Emma & Matilda, The Abbey, and Ege Zulu.  

The headliners for Qstock are US metal giant Megadeth on Friday and Ellie Goulding, one of the brightest British popstars, on Saturday. 

”20 years is a notable milestone, and we wanted to celebrate it with the biggest line-up of artists so far. According to our tradition, genres from rap to metal and everything in between will be represented. What is more, after a break of several years we will be bringing back a section completely focusing on DJ acts with our new Red Bull Summer Vibes stage. It will be a great Qstock event once again,” says Festival Director Mikko Forstén. 

The stage-specific timetables for the festival will be published soon. 


Thu 27 July: Valkea, Lajune, and Sana.  

Fri 28 July: Megadeth (US), VV, Apulanta, Gettomasa, Gasellit, Aliisa Syrjä, Averagekidluke, Barbitalo, BESS, Cledos, Costi, Cyan Kicks, DJ Smu, Eereka, Embraze, Ghøstkid (DE), Ilta, J. Karjalainen, Kissa, Kos Mos, Kuningasidea, KUUMAA, Mistä nää tuut?, Mouhous, Radiopuhelimet, Recens, Rony Rex, Slow Fall, Stam1na, Turisti, Turmion Kätilöt, andVirtual Humanity.  

Sat 29 July: Ellie Goulding (UK), JVG, ALMA, Battle Beast, D-A-D (DK), 80percent, Barbitalo, Brymir, costee, Dagny (NO), DJ Orion, Ege Zulu, emma & matilda, Epica (NL), Erika Vikman, Fixation (NO), Haamusoittajat, Ida Paul & Kalle Lindroth, Insomnium, Isac Elliot, Junna, Kiestus, Käärijä, Lauri Haav, Mactopias, Michael Monroe, Olavi Uusivirta, Paperi T, Popeda, Ramses II, Saa kiljua, Sexmane, The 69 Eyes, The Abbey, Tinze, Windows95man, and YleX: DJ Orion Masterclass.