Live Nation Acquires Finland’s Leading Urban Music Festival, Blockfest

HELSINKI, FINLAND (Feb 15, 2019) –Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired Finland’s leading hip-hop festival, Blockfest.

Blockfest was founded in 2008 in Tampere, Finland and has grown to be one of the biggest hip-hop festivals in the Nordic countries. The festival sells out annually, attracting a record 75,000 festival-goers in 2018, and takes place over two days at the Tampere Stadium.

“This deal cements Blockfest’s position in the festival calendar and will ensure that the festival attracts the hottest international acts going forward. We have a great team who are excited to work more closely with Live Nation Finland to deliver the best possible live experience for our audience” said Kalle Kallonen, CEO and founder of Blockfest.

“We have always had a great relationship with Blockfest and are looking forward to putting our resources into bringing more of the world’s leading hip-hop, R&B and grime artists to the festival” said Zachris Sundell, head promoter for Live Nation Finland “Blockfest is one of the most innovative festivals in Finland and we are thrilled to be a part of its future”.

Live Nation Finland is a leading event organiser in Finland, producing live experiences ranging from stadium and arena concerts, to club shows and events, to family entertainment performances. Live Nation Finland and Blockfest have worked together since 2013 to bring top artists to the festival’s stages, including Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Wiz Khalifa, Skepta, Rick Ross, Mobb Deep, Migos, Lil Wayne, NAS, Post Malone, G-Eazy and A$AP Rocky.

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