BREAKING: KIUAS RETURNS AND JOINS DARK RIVER FESTIVAL 2021 LINE-UP! MARIANAS REST ALSO CONFIRMED! ONE DAY TICKETS AND CAMPING COME TO SALE ON FRIDAY!

 After many years without any signs of warming up, heavy metal warrior Kiuas is finally feeling the heat again and returning to form with it’s Original line-up. The comeback to be celebrated forthcoming summer at Dark River Festival & Nummirock.

Originally founded in 2000, Kiuas has so far released four studioalbums via Spinefarm and will unleash the live recording of the most recent concert 2/24/2021. ”Kiuas: Live at Helsinki 2013” contains almost three hours of material including 22 livetracks.

After the summer gigs band is planning to release new music. Welcome back The Child Of Cimmeria!

Also confirmed for Dark River Festival 2021: Marianas Rest is the local blood in a form of melodic death/doom metal and with the support of the almighty Napalm Records they are about to release their third album Fata Morgana.

Suitable sized, spontaneous and individual metalfestival Dark River Festival takes place 8/13/2021-8/14/2021 in Kotka, Finland. Year after year breaking it’s own attendance records and fascinating with wide variety of rock- and metal genres, the festival again invites all the headbangers to the woods of Honkala for a summer’s end celebration like no other.

Also making your ears bleed: elegant and somber Portugese Moonspell, Swedish kings of progressive yet atmospheric metal Evergrey,  the despot of melodic doom metal Swallow The Sun, folk -influenced trollmetal ambassador Finntroll, the Swamplord of Pudasjärvi better known as Kalmah, thrash metal tornado Lost Society that had unfortunately cancel their last year’s appearance, master of 80’s looks & hooks One Desire, consistent and high quality power metal battallion Arion, melodic death metal mayhem Mors Principium Est, recently resurrected myGrain and finnish-sung dark folk sensation Vorna, melody frosted death metal miracle Damnation Plan, Dark River Festival’s constant visitor killing core patron Rytmihäiriö, northcore sensation Atlas, metalcore maniacs One Morning Left that are infamous ensuring the bad taste and the party everywhere they go, Wintersun -guitarist Asim Searah’s and Stratovarius drummer Rolf Pilve’s Trve Cvlt Clvb and Horizon Ignited that won last year’s Bändikilpailu Helvetistä -competition.

FRIDAY:
Evergrey
Finntroll
Kalmah
Kiuas
Rytmihäiriö
Vorna
Mygrain
Marianas Rest
Damnation Plan

SATURDAY:
Moonspell
Lost Society
Swallow The Sun
One Desire
Mors Principium Est
One Morning Left
Arion
Atlas
Trve Cvlt Clvb
Horizon Ignited

The 2 day presale tickets and highly limited 2 day VIP tickets are on sale Now. 1 day tickets and camping  will be on sale this Friday (2/26/2021).

Also introducing the brand new Kaaoszine -mainstage, which means the festival area contains two stages filled with full band performances all day long. We have heard Your voices, and based on Your feedback the festival area will remain as spacious as last August, and besides that all festival facities will be improved and diversed. VIP -area got lots of praise and will also remain as part of the area also next year. 

Dark River Festival will follow health authorities instructions very precisely. The high standards for hygiene and safe encounter of people are assured. Thanks to the wide festival area, it is easy for everybody to keep distance if needed.

Unlike in the previous years, the campsite will be this time chargeable, which offers the organization an opportunity to provide various different comfortable options to stay overnight near the festival area.

Next year’s event is K-18.