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Not all festivals specialize in one genre of music. Kivenlahti Rock in Espoo, half an hour from central Helsinki, has an emphasis on rock but features also reggae, rap and pop artists in early June. Kalajoen Juhannus is a midsummer festival that focuses on getting people in the party mode with live acts performing everything from eurotechno to classic Finnish rock.
Qstock in Oulu draws people from all walks of life to the festival island of Kuusisaari, and Down by the Laituri takes over the whole city of Turku, both in late July. In early August, the small Lakeland town of Mikkeli gets merry at Jurassic Rock, and Simerock in Rovaniemi is Lapland’s answer to the nationwide festival call.