Luminous Artist Festival is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jesse Markin’s soulful mixture of electronic hip hop and indie folk has become a phenomenon. His critically acclaimed debut solo album Folk won two Emma awards at the Finnish Emma Gala Music Awards, one for Best New Act of the Year 2019 and one for Critic’s Choice.
Teksti-TV 666 is a guitar driven mixture of shoegaze, krautrock and punk. Teksti-TV 666 is known for its explosive and extremely loud live act and high number of guitarists on the stage.
Louie Blue is a 17-year-old artist whose debut single Confused gained him a reputation of being one of the most promising new artists in the Finnish indie scene. Louie Blue’s music is a smooth combination of electric indie and rhythm and blues.
Pekko Käppi creates hypnotic sounds with an ancient Finnish instrument jouhikko, a bowed lyre, by plugging it into an amplifier and combining folk music with blues and punk. This extraordinary combination of different styles and exotic instruments, together with his unique voice makes his music unlike anything else.
Joensuu 1685 is a celebrated cult shoegaze revivalist formed by two brothers and a friend all sharing the same surname Joensuu. The band disappeared shortly after releasing their internationally praised debut album but after ten years they are back with new songs full of deep emotions and cracked beauty.
Tomi Saario is a singer-songwriter and compelling storyteller, who loves
writing bluesy and soulful pop melodies. Saario has played more than
1000 shows at Open Mic clubs in the UK over the last four years.
Inka Upendo is a musician and producer who crafts unique soundscapes of intertwined percussion, ethereal vocals, found sounds and synthesizers. Her electronic music draws inspiration from underground rave culture.
PK Keränen, best known from being the guitarist and founder of the legendary band 22-Pistepirkko, is a singer, guitarist and songwriter who just released his debut solo album Serobi. His new music has been described as gritty and dark blues influenced pop music.
Detalji is a Helsinki-based artist and producer known for her electronic dance music that is a unique cocktail of aggressive techno and 90’s catchy soundscapes pushed into a dark and disturbed territory.
O SAMULI A
O Samuli A is a musician and producer known for his lo-fi electronic soundscapes and music that uses a wide range of samples from toy guns to consoles. O Samuli A’s song “Ei vittu kytät” (Oh fuck it’s the cops) is a modern classic, a true underground anthem.