Words: Nick Holmes @oldenick666
Photos: Tess Donohoe @tess_donohoe
The best new year party on the planet? Quite possibly.
Finnish love metallers HIM have announced their annual heavy metal hootenanny will happen once more in Helsinki this December.
The Helldone Festival takes place at legendary rock club Tavastia. Iconic glam rockers Hanoi Rocks got their first break there and playing the venue has been a right of passage for many more bands since, including HIM. The band started the tradition fifteen years ago and it became Helldone in 2004.
The following night Finland’s own Children of Bodom will bring their “Hatecrew” with hair-sprayed pouters Reckless Love along for the ride. Finally HIM headline the New Year’s Eve show on 31st December.
The event has a Facebook page with full information at Helldone Festival
Tickets sell out fast every year so don’t hang about when they go on sale tomorrow, Monday 8th September, at 11:00am UK time!
Prices start at €60 plus fees and there are also limited VIP packages available. All tickets will have names on and proof of ID will be required. More details at www.tiketti.fi
There are also travel packages available, including from the UK, which include full weekend tickets, hotel options and flights. More details from official Helldone partners www.fins-tours.ch
HIM will also visit the UK to be special guests for Fields of the Nephilim, who will be celebrating their 30th anniversary at Shepherds Bush Empire on 5th and 6th December. Ticket details here: https://www.ticketweb.co.uk/