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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 inductees included opera singer Aino Ackté, Dallapé orchestra, lyricist Reino Helismaa, folk musician Konsta Jylhä, schlager singer 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.

For more information visit http://finnishmusichalloffame.fi/en/