Faith No More will play Helsinki on 24 June, Bill Gould has confirmed on Twitter – look to the right.The festival is the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival at Kaisaniemi. Other acts on the bill are Parkway Drive and Bullet for my Valentine. Faith No More are the biggest act by far to headline the metal festival with Slayer having topped the bill in 2008.

A further update: the festival site has no update on Faith No More and the dates for the event are listed as 26-28 June so at this stage all we can surmise is thar FNM are serving as a spectacular prequel.

A further update: Leading Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat quotes Outi Alander of event organisers Finnish Metal Events as saying that all will be confirmed in a few weeks. Faith No More have been regular visitors to Finland, regarded by many as the world’s biggest metal hotbed, and last played there  at Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki on 28 July 1997 (cheers Trevize for the correction). We’ll have more details later today when hopefully there will be further updates in the Finnish media.