|Lumous Gothic Festival|
|Genre||gothic rock, deathrock, industrial, EBM, neofolk|
|Years active||2001 - present|
|Website||Lumous Gothic Festival|
Lumous Gothic Festival (more commonly known as Lumous) is the largest festival dedicated to the goth subculture in Finland and the northernmost Gothic festival in the world. The four-day event is organised every summer in Tampere in late June or early July. While the primary focus is on music, covering musical genres such as gothic rock, deathrock, industrial, EBM and neofolk, other cultural and arts events have also been organised as part of the festival. Lumous Festival consists mainly of club nights organised in bars and clubs in the centre of Tampere, and also includes a cruise dubbed die dunkle Seereise on the lake Pyhäjärvi.
Lumous is organised yearly by Lumous Gothic RY, and its history dates back to 2001 when a handful of Tampere club nights decided to join forces and organise a three-day event called Extreme Gothic Weekend with performances from Two Witches, Nik, The Candles Burning Blue and Viola. Since then, the name of the event was changed in 2002 to the current Lumous Gothic Festival, the festival has gained popularity within Finland and beyond, and has also expanded to a four-day event. Previous years have seen international acts such as Zombina and the Skeletones, Das Ich, Haujobb, Pro-jekt and Killing Miranda play at Lumous, along with local bands such as Two Witches, Masquerade, Virgin in Veil and Suruaika.
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