DARK RIVER FESTIVAL: Finland’s Most Homelike Metal Experience Reigns Again In The Woods Next August

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Suitable sized, Finland’s most spontaneous and individual little big Metal event Dark River Festival takes place 8.-10.8.2024 in Kotka Finland. EXODUS, MOKOMA, MUSHROOMHEAD, GAEREA, BLOODRED HOURGLASS, WARMEN, CARACH ANGREN, MARIANAS REST, KAUNIS KUOLEMATON and HAVUKRUUNU are now joined by top names like KATATONIA, MNEMIC, BEFORE THE DAWN, KIUAS, OMNIVORTEX, ATLASES, I AM YOUR GOD and DOMINATION BLACK.

Celebrating their twenties, in addition to the event itself are also two bands who released their debut albums in 2004: melodic progmetal group MANITOU, led by Markus Vanhala (INSOMNIUM/OMNIUM GATHERUM), and Danish modern metal cult band MNEMIC, who are making a comeback with their original line-up!

Year after year breaking it’s own attendance records and fascinating with wide variety of metal genres, the festival again invites all the headbangers to the woods of Honkala for a summer’s end celebration like no other. Festival’s development & moderate growth continues, but we are not planning to lose any of that Heartwarming Atmosphere Dark River is known for.

86% of customer research participants would highly or most likely recommend the event for their friends or associates. 79% of same personnel are most definitely or most likely attending the festival also next year.

Year after year, Dark River Festival is praised for it’s warm atmosphere, idyllic location, interesting line-up of bands and customer friendly facilities. “Riverit” is already a must-go yearly tradition for thousands of Metalheads!



Warmen (FI)

Gaerea (PT)

Kiuas (FI)

Suotana (FI)

Domination Black (FI)


Exodus (US)

Mokoma (FI)

Carach Angren (NL)

Rytmihäiriö (FI)

Manitou (FI)

Havukruunu (FI)

Marianas Rest (FI)

Hanging Garden (FI)

Assemble The Chariots (FI)

Omnivortex (FI)


Katatonia (SE)

Mnemic (DK)

Bloodred Hourglass (FI)

Before The Dawn (FI)

Mushroomhead (US)

Kaunis Kuolematon (FI)

Brymir (FI)

Bob Malmström (FI)

Atlases (FI)

I Am Your God (FI)

Tickets and camping are sold by Tiketti.

Dark River 2024 Festival Full Line Up