Finnish Music Hall of Fame announces its latest inductee a year before opening – Nightwish to join Sibelius in the Hall of Fame

The Finnish Music Hall of Fame has partnered with music organisations to create a Hall of Fame for Finnish music. A new inductee to the Hall of Fame was announced on Friday, when the globally acclaimed symphonic metal band Nightwish became the 11th member of the honorary gallery. The commemorative award was presented to the band’s front man Tuomas Holopainen at the Helsinki Book Fair.

One of the biggest achievements of this internationally best-selling Finnish band of all time, was their sold-out concert at the London Wembley Arena in 2015. The record-breaking 15 Emma-awards the band has won, speak volumes about their domestic success and appreciation.

The Finnish Music Hall of Fame selection committee announced the first ten of a total of 14 Finnish music legend inductees in early October at the press conference held at the National Museum of Finland. The first announced inducteesincluded opera singer Aino Ackté, Dallapé orchestra, lyricist Reino Helismaa, folk musician Konsta Jylhä, schlagersinger Katri Helena, composer Toivo Kärki, folk artist Juice Leskinen, schlager singer Georg Malmstén, composer Jean Sibelius and schlager singer Olavi Virta. The remaining three selected inductees will be announced at a later date. Additional Finnish music heroes will be selected to the Hall of Fame annually.

The innovative Music Museum Fame will be the flagship attraction of the new shopping and entertainment complex Tripla, which will open adjacent to Pasila train station next fall. The Hall of Fame will get the sophisticated setting it deserves in the heart of the museum, where history will be brought alive by the use of new, innovative technology.

The virtual reality will be used to provide the visitor with never-before-seen interactive music experiences, complemented by a versatile theme restaurant and its beautiful terrace that will be located on the new bridge boulevard.

NOMINATIONS TO SPEED UP SHARE ISSUE

The launch of the first nominations of the Hall of Fame has sped up the share issue that started in October and is still active for one more week.The share issue is used to raise funding for a privately operated innovative and modern museum that has already acquired a great number of partners that are working in close cooperation with it.

The new and innovative Music Museum will attract all music lovers both from Finland and abroad. The concept and design with its modern, creative audio technology and computer simulations is a Finnish innovation, which has also great international market potential.

The National Museum of Finland and the Helsinki City Museum are closely involved in and backing up the project, bringing in the excellence and experience of the museumwork to help planning and implementation of the contents of the museum.

Finnish Music Hall of Fame is also proud to present its main partner L-Fashion Group (Luhta, Aleksi13, Top Sport and Your Face brand stores in Tripla) as well as other partners Bauer Media (radio stations, advertising and content), Grano / Grano Diesel (advertising and printed products), Kanresta (restaurant services), Lexia (legal matters), Lippupiste (ticket sales), Securitas (security services) and Sponsor Insight (research services). The project’s technology partners are Bright Group (AV), Genelec (audio technology) and TeaTime Research (VR technology).

 

For more information:

https://finnishmusichalloffame.fi/en/

 Jukka Suomela, Communications Director, Fame Music museum, +358 400 617761, jukka.suomela@musiikkimuseofame.fi

Jere Jäppinen, Content Director, Fame Music museum, +358 50 325 5440, jere.jappinen@hel.fi

Mikko Vanni, Chairman of the Board, Fame Music museum, +358 400 422751, mikko.vanni@fmhof.fi