With the vision to establish a brand new rock event in Tampere, students of the Tampere University of Applied Sciences started Kiirarock in spring 2014. One year later, the concept of the event reached a brand new level which will be supported by an artistically strong Line Up. With bands like Idiomatic, New Deadline and I/O, Kiirarock promises to fire up the dark Finnish winter. “Nowadays music scene is driven by electronic dance music and rap which makes it hard for talented young rock combos. With Kiirarock we want to show people that rock is still alive and give them the chance to see the hottest domestic rock acts for a fair price in a cozy surrounding”, says Kiirarock organizer Carolin Büttner. And with the upcoming Line Up, Kiirarock features a great combination of energetic rock, impulsive live shows and melodic compositions. I/O is a newcomer band from Tampere to watch out for. Inspired by progressive metal and rock music, the quartet is ready to conquer the Finland’s finest stages. The guys of New Deadline are already experienced in thrilling the listener in intimate clubs or the largest stages of the country. With their amazing confusion of Post-Hardcore and melancholy, New Deadline takes over the audience in a split second. The outstanding rock formation Idiomatic completes the Kiirarock Line Up. With deep melodies and catchy rhythms Idiomatic became one of the most popular local rock acts. KIIRAROCK Sat 07/03/2015, Dog’s Home Tampere IDIOMATIC NEW DEADLINE I/O Tickets: 5€, from the door Doors 21.00, Show 22.00 K-18
Kiirarock Promovideo done by Sindy Giraldo and Karri Mikkonen.
Portfolio Sindy: sindavsp.wix.com/sindavsp
Portfolio Karri: http://soundcloud.com/karri-mikkonen
There was a marketing campaign for getting the word out for people to apply for out Degree programmes for Media and Arts (and yes, Fine Art's still alive and kicking, although it has changed its form a bit), and now we have got the results for how many applied AND did the pre-tasks:
104 for Fine Art
85 for Interactive Media
73 for Music Production
The teachers are now busy with looking at all the applications and putting them in some order, and in April 2015, the entrance exams will take place for those applicants who got an invitation. Good luck for everybody! As Cai Melakoski once said, we would gladly take all applicants, but we have limited financial resources - so some sorting needs to be done.
A very warm thank-you for Caroline Büttner and Noora Honkaniemi, who did most of the work for our publicity campaign, and thank you to Sami Lindfors for the great videos!
- CF 2015
|Mikko Karsisto explaining mocap|
|Tuomo & Teppo|
|Howell in the middle|