The charismatic and the crude: As Finnish love-metal band HIM starts its farewell tour, Helsinki Art Museum (HAM) shows exclusive photos. See several of them here.
The year Helsinki Design Week, Scandinavia's biggest design fest, was founded
The year Ruisrock, Finland's oldest (and Europe's second-oldest) rock fest, was founded
Every year for one July weekend the population of the town of Joensuu, near the Finnish-Russian border, virtually doubles when music-lovers flock in for the Ilosaarirock festival. Volunteer workers make an essential contribution to the organisation of this popular event.