Klamydia (Finnish language for Chlamydia) is a punk rock band from Vaasa, Finland. The band name is because of it was the worst name coming to their mind. The band was assembled in year 1988, and it has been continuously active since then. The history of the band is long and eventful. The band has published lots of records with very short interval (about one LP per year), and it has experienced many line-up changes. The only original member is the current vocalist, Vesa "Vesku" Jokinen, who is also the front figure of the band.
Klamydia has always been renowned as a humour-band, but they have a lot of songs criticising the society, and other songs about serious subjects, like incest and also some love songs. Even though, critics haven't appreciated Klamydia's records much. Nevertheless, their records have always sold well, the total amount of sold records being over 500 000, which is a notable number in Finland. In year 2001, Klamydia was rewarded by City of Vaasa, who granted a culture prize for Klamydia's long and successful career. This aroused a lot of criticism in the city, because people didn't appreciate rewarding a vulgar-styled humour- band like Klamydia. The band itself took the whole thing as a good free promotion. Klamydia has also gained some popularity in Germany, where it has been touring; it has also published couple of records there.