Nosturi is successor to the legendary Lepakko, an alternative house of music, art and theater set up by the local live music association (ELMU) and Radio City, whose demolition was grievously mourned by all local subcultures (hippies, punks, rockers, bikers and avant-garde artists alike). The new site for ELMU turned out to be a previous shipyard hall, which after a successful restoration process was named Nosturi ("Crane"). Although Radio City and much of the visual arts side of Lepakko transferred to Kaapelitehdas, Nosturi contains musical facilities like Lepakko's (rehearsal studios for bands, club rooms, concert venues), featuring similar concerts and drawing the same audience, and it has quickly established itself as the foundation of the Finnish rock scene.
- Type: Concerts
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