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  • 8.11.2013

    Michael Monroe to tour Japan and UK

    Michael Monroe announces Japan and UK tour and releases a new music video for "Stained Glass Heart".

  • 23.10.2013

    Finland is the lead international partner of The Great Escape 2014

    The Great Escape will return to the bustling British seaside city of Brighton from the 8-10 May 2014. In 2014 the lead international partner of The Great Escape is Finland.

  • 10.10.2013

    Jaakko Eino Kalevi becomes the first ever Nordic act signed to Domino Records

    Weird World Record Co. has signed Jaakko Eino Kalevi. Jaakko’s first release on the label, Dreamzone EP, is released on December 2.

  • 19.9.2013

    Full line-up announced for Ja Ja Ja Festival

    On November 8th-9th, Camden’s iconic Roundhouse will play host to a major festival of Nordic music, film and food with the inaugural Ja Ja Ja Festival.

  • 18.9.2013

    Pekka Kuusisto’s quartet-lab receives rave reviews

    quartet-lab, the new ensemble led by Pekka Kuusisto, received praising reviews from british newspapers The Guardian, Independent and The Times for their Wigmore Hall debut in London.

  • 17.9.2013

    Face of God touring the UK

    Aspiring Finnish rock trio Face of God heads to the UK this autumn, bringing melodic and energetic rock tunes to six venues across London and Brighton. We talked to singer and guitarist Leo Stillman about the band’s tour plans and the making of their debut album.

  • 6.9.2013

    Arctic Paradise - the WOMEX and LIFEM edition featured in the latest Songlines issue

    The latest issue of Songlines Magazine is accompanied by Arctic Paradise - The WOMEX and LIFEM Edition cd, which showcases Finnish world and jazz artists.

  • 21.8.2013

    “Flow has become a Scandinavian cultural highlight”

    “With two million saunas in Finland and only a population of five million people, the Finnish are certainly a nation who’re comfortable in their own skin. This has been truly reflected in the bold ambition of Flow Festival”, Crack Magazine states. There were a bunch of music journalist from the UK attending Flow Festival in Helsinki this year, and here’s what they said about it.

  • 19.8.2013

    Von Hertzen Brothers ”Not Coming Home”

    After the festival season the Finnish prog rockers Von Hertzen Brothers head for more intimate tour. And it seems that the group is aiming high as they put it on their website: ”We named this tour “Not Coming Home” since we feel confident that it’s going to be a success and keep us from home quite a while. Heh”

  • 25.6.2013

    “The Finnish Line” presents all-Finnish programme at this year’s LIFEM festival

    Finland is the focus of this year's London International Festival of Exploratory Music (LIFEM) at Kings Place in London 30.10-2.11 2013. The four-day genre-busting LIFEM – “The Finnish Line” takes in the finest artists in traditional, fusion and contemporary folk, folk-rock, progressive jazz, acid jazz, avant-garde jazz, electronic and much more.

  • 20.6.2013

    A midsummer night’s beat

    We’re a few hours away from Midsummers eve, and a week away from the start of our extensive media and professional visiting programme. As part of our UK initiative, we’ve invited a number of British music industry and media representatives to four major Finnish festivals.

  • 23.5.2013

    Festival season 2013: Finnish acts on international festivals

    Read the list of international festivals where Finnish pop, rock, metal and electro acts play this summer.

  • 10.5.2013

    HIM’s Tears on Tape debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200

    HIM’s Tears On Tape has debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 20000 units sold during the first week.

  • 30.4.2013

    Amorphis’ latest album Circle is climbing the charts

    It seems that the Finnish metal pioneers Amorphis are on a roll with their latest album Circle as the album is receiving positive reviews and climbing the charts internationally.

  • 27.3.2013

    Hexvessel nominated for the best underground act at Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2013

    Hexvessel is nominated for the best underground act at The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2013.

  • 25.3.2013

    Von Hertzen Brothers charted at no. 31 on the UK Top 40 rock album chart

    Nine Lives, the latest album by the rock group Von Hertzen Brothers, has charted at no. 31 on the UK Top 40 rock album chart.

  • 13.3.2013

    Concert dates for Subsonic Ensemble, Suunta and Kristiina Ilmonen solo performances

    Subsonic Ensemble will be touring the UK including a special concert at St Ethelburgas.

  • 13.3.2013

    Sväng Harmonica Quartet signs a deal with The Red Orange Art Agency

    Sväng has signed a deal with The Red Orange Art Agency in the UK, who will act as the group’s agency for UK, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.

  • 21.2.2013

    Finnish jazz on the British ground

    Festival, tour and album news for Mopo, Oddarrang, Verneri Pohjola Quartet, Pekka Pylkkänen Hi-Fi Quintuplet and Alexi Tuomarila Trio in the UK.

  • 21.12.2012

    Frigg in the UK

    Featuring the premier talents of the young generation folk musicians in Finland and Norway, Frigg has developed a musical blend of their own. It has been called Nordgrass, which can be read as a word combination of their main influences Nordic folk and American bluegrass, or as a reminder of their straight grassroots attitude for making music. Energy, fun, humour, and interaction are Frigg’s most important virtues on any gig.

  • Monodramas in Huddersfield

    16.11.2012 – 25.11.2012

    Britain’s most important contemporary music festival, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, will present two Finnish monodramas, Lelele composed by Lotta Wennäkoski and Nothing to Declare by Perttu Haapanen, on 18 November.

  • London Jazz Festival 2012

    09.11.2012 – 18.11.2012

    The famous London Jazz Festival presents a special program entitled Finnish Jazz at the London Jazz Festival. The program features Verneri Pohjola Quartet, Oddarrang, Black Motor and Iro Haarla among others.

  • LIFEM 2012

    31.10.2012 – 03.11.2012

    London International Festival of Exploratory Music is a festival of inspiring and boundary-expanding music explorations committed to the exciting world of life and music of all sorts of genres and origins. This year’s edition features shamanistic chanter Wimme Saari and a group that operates in the boundaries of jazz and electronic music, RinneRadio.

  • The New Tigers at Ja Ja Ja Club

    25.10.2012 – 25.10.2012

    Each month at The Lexington club in London, Ja Ja Ja hand-picks the finest emerging talent from the Nordic countries. The second club of the season will take place in October with Mikhael Paskalev (Nor), Ólöf Arnalds (Ice) and our very own The New Tigers.

  • Phantom at Ja Ja Ja Club

    27.09.2012 – 27.09.2012

    Each month at The Lexington club in London, Ja Ja Ja hand-picks the finest emerging talent from the Nordic countries. The first club of the season will take place on 27 September with Phantom, Sandra Kolstad and The White Album.

  • Minister Stubb spurs music collaboration in London

    20.09.2012 – 20.09.2012

    Finland’s Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, Mr. Alexander Stubb, visits London on Thursday 20 September, aiming to boost partnerships between the Finnish and British music scenes. The trip, aimed at accelerating growth in Finland’s blossoming music sector, is organised by the new national export organisation, Music Finland, along with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Finnish Embassy in London.