The headline act at Summer 2010, Estonia's biggest festival, will be Scandinavian megastars HIM, who will be taking to the stage on 15 July. The gothic rockers and their charismatic leader Ville Valo will be giving an exclusive concert at the festival.
Currently on tour in England, HIM are best known for the unique sound of their rock ballads and for their very successful covers of Chris Isaak's Wicked Game and Nancy Sinatra's Summer Wine (duet with Ville Valo and Natalia Avelon). HIM's seventh album, Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice, was released in February this year. The first single from the album, Heartkiller, has proven to be a hit with radio listeners all over Europe as well as in United States.
HIM was formed in early 1990s in Helsinki and earned success in Europe with several albums, such as Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 and Razorblade Romance. Hits like Join Me In Death and Right Here In My Arms, brought the band worldwide success.
Following albums, Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights (2001), Dark Light (2005) and Venus Doom (2007) secured HIMs rock superstar position in Unites States, becoming one of the most powerful live bands in todays music scene.
Summer 2010 @ Õllesummer will take place from 14-17 July at Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds. Tickets are available at all Piletilevi ticket offices and Statoil service stations around Estonia. A one-day pass costs 195 kroons, while a full festival pass costs 450 kroons.
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Listen to some of HIM's music here:
Join me in Death
Right Here in My Arms