Ruisrock is a rock festival in Turku. It is arranged annually on the island of Ruissalo. Ruisrock, founded in 1970, is along with the Netherlands's Pinkpop, the oldest rock festival in the world still being arranged.
Each summer the top Finnish rock artists, along with famous international stars, meet at Ruisrock to give the ten thousands of visitors the musical party many have been waiting for all winter.
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Each summer the top Finnish rock artists, along with famous international stars, meet at Ruisrock to give the ten thousands of visitors the musical party many have been waiting for all winter. Many acts have been rumored to be playing at the 2006 festival, however none have been confirmed as of yet. Ruisrock, founded in 1970, is along with the Netherlands's Pinkpop, the oldest rock festival in the world still being arranged. A limited number of tickets for the 2006 festival went on sale a week after the 2005 festival on Friday, July 15. It is arranged annually on the island of Ruissalo. However, the hot weather on Sunday did result in some severe sun-stroke for some revellers. Ruisrock is a rock festival in Turku. There was no serious trouble with less than 100 arrests for drug offences, generally for possession of cannabis.
The tickets finally sold out on 3 June, six weeks prior to the event. A limited number of tickets went on sale in December 2004 at a discount price and quickly sold out, the main bulk of tickets went on Sale in February, costing €150 for a Weekend with a camping pass, €125 for a weekend without a camping pass and €67 for a day pass for either day. Green Day, Foo Fighters, New Order, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Frames The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs and Snoop Dog are some of the acts that played on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10. The Darkness, The Cure, Orbital, Scissor Sisters, Faithless, Muse and Cartoon are some of the bands that played at the 2004 festival, which sold out a week before the event.
. TITP has a longer history and a smaller site, meaning that it sells out quicker, and many acts play Oxegen on the day that they're not playing TITP. For the most part, its lineup is identical to that of T in the Park, which runs on the same weekend, but in Scotland. There is also a Funfair featuring A big Wheel and other rides, such as the "Magic Carpet", the Big Drop and the Roller Coaster although at the 2004 festival these cost an extra €5 each.
Critics often note that these toliet facilites are not nearly adequate to satisfy the large crowds. There are also stalls and Shops all around the enclosed area, and toilet areas. As well as five stages of music, there are two large areas for camping which are numerically subdivided. While Oxegen has not yet reached the iconic status of Glastonbury, it still manages to attract a large number of acts each year.
Kildare, Ireland and has an average attendance of around 80,000 a day, with around half of these camping on site for the duration, and the rest travelling to the site each day. It takes place at the Punchestown Racecourse, Co. It was previously called Witnness, which ran from 2000 and was sponsored by Guinness. Oxegen is a yearly music festival, the first of which occurred in 2004, sponsored by Heineken.