Always sunny, always energetic, always ready to rock, Vaasa is a centre for live music in the Ostrobothnian region throughout the year, offering an impressive set of live venues and music styles.
With an active university and cultural life, Vaasa rocks in Finnish and Swedish, both of which are official languages in Finland. Vaasa’s contributions to the world of heavy metal include Kai Hahto, the drummer for Nightwish, and Eeka Mäkynen, the managing director of Helsinki’s Tuska Festival.
Meteorological data shows that west-coast city Vaasa has the largest number of sunny days in all of Finland. However, it’s also well acquainted with the dark side. So let there be metal!
Information about Vaasa
Size 364,55 km²
Population density / km² 185,49