John Smith – Rock Festival 2018


And so it is time to publish our summer 2018 Rock Festival! Bands will be unveiled bit by bit on these pages. And please remember – you are more than welcome to take the good news forward…


As a young man I had a dream – A dream to bring a Rocking good event for Rocking good music in the small town of Laukaa! Not a single compromise with the bands just to fill up the days. I visualized an event with the top line Rock performers I have followed and listened myself. The ones that I would be ready ”To die for” on an open air gig in the middle of Finnish summertime. There are a lot of events to choose from nowadays, but I wanted to arrange one – Almost at any cost – to which I would really like to buy a ticket myself.



Well ok, the name of the event. As a young owner of local pub, the social media started to become rather important for marketing. At that time I did not really understand much of marketing or “SOME” itself, but the pub really needed webpages. A friend of mine created FB pages for the pub and other ones for myself to practice with. Mine was created on a name “John Smith” to stay anonymous when making jokes and offers on the pub pages. Pub was sold, new ones were bought, new events were arranged – But the name “John Smith” remained.

Since those days ”John Smith” has been updating the webpages of several pubs and musical events, some even arranged in the local churches =D It has become my living and breathing alter ego in the web and you can even find my playlists from Spotify with this name. And based on this foundation in Spotify – John Smith Rock Festival was born.



As said, bands are published little by little, a few in a month. For some, there is a story behind, for some not. But each one of them is part of me, part of John Smith. Each one of them has stayed with me from Walkman’s to Spotify.





John Smith Rock Festival will be arranged for the third time ever in summer 2018 in Laukaa, middle Finland. Festival area will be built to the beautiful lakeside park next to the Peurunka Spa Hotel area with its restaurants and indoor arena. Will be worth visiting…




Event will take place on a sunny weekend in July, 20. – 21.7.2018, when based on our information there should not be any other Rock events in Finland. So please book it to your calendars NOW!




Yes, tickets will be sold. They will not be the cheapest, but for sure the top line Rock performers and ticket prices will be competitive to other events. More info to follow soon. And yes, VIP area will be included. Age limit for the festival is 18! 

Tickets will be found behind ”osta liput”-button ->




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CONTACT DETAILS (Background company)
Contact person: Jonne Lehtonen,