Information about Ilosaarirock 2007

updated 10th July 2007
(Official bar areas)

Ilosaarirock 2007 Sold Out

Ilosaarirock 2007 is sold out. This means that you cannot buy a ticket at the festival area gates. The advance sale of Ilosaarirock club tickets is still continuing. Persons over 60 years and under 8 years of age (the latter accompanied by a person of at least 18 years of age who has a ticket to Ilosaarirock 2007) are allowed in to the festival free of charge. Disabled persons who need an assistant can bring one to the festival area free of charge; the assistant gets a wristband at the Poppikoppi next to the Main Gate.

Club Tickets in Advance Sale

Ilosaarirock club advance tickets are available in the record shop Levy-Eskot in Joensuu (www.levy-eskot.com, only cash is accepted as payment for the club advance tickets) and in Tiketti (www.tiketti.fi). Contact Tiketti at +358 600-1-1616 for additional information on how to buy tickets outside Finland.

The Sulo club is held on Friday 13 July on YleX and Truck stages. The doors open and tickets are sold from 5.30 pm onwards. Ticket price is 15€.

The Töminä club is the first of the ice rink clubs, and it is held on Friday 13 July. The doors open and tickets are sold from 5.30 pm onwards. Ticket price is 8€.

Metelli is held at the ice rink on Saturday 14 July. Besides the advance sale you can buy tickets to Metelli at the Info point in the festival area and, in case Metelli isn't sold out in advance, also at the ice rink entrance from 9pm onwards. Ticket price is 10€.

End of Festival club crowns the festival on Sunday 15 July. Tickets to the End of Festival club are sold in advance as well as in the Info point in the festival area. In case the club isn't sold out in advance, you can also buy them at the ice rink entrance from 9pm onwards. Ticket price is 10€.

There is no age limit to Sulo, Töminä, Metelli, or End of Festival club. However, you need to be at least 18 years of age to enter the official bar areas at the clubs and everyone must be prepared to prove their age.

How To Get There

Map of Joensuu: pk-kartat.jns.fi
Google Maps / Joensuu: maps.google.com
Location of the festival site: pk-kartat.jns.fi

Tourist Guide: Welcome to Joensuu (PDF-file, 3,13Mb)

The city of Joensuu's official page: www.jns.fi

General information about Finland: www.visitfinland.com, www.virtualfinland.fi

Connections to Joensuu:

By train: www.vr.fi
By air: www.finnair.com
By bus: www.matkahuolto.fi, www.matkahuolto.info (timetables)

Festival bus service ("Rokki" buses) runs all weekend between the Joensuu railway station and the festival site Laulurinne after the arrival of each train. On Sunday you can take the Rokki bus back to the railway station. On Friday and Saturday the buses will also stop at the school accommodation on their way to Laulurinne. The buses leave from the railway station as soon as they are full so there is no timetable as such.

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Accommodation During Ilosaarirock

The Horse Trotting-track i.e. The Ravileirintä Camping

The temporary camping site during Ilosaarirock is situated next to Laulurinne at the horse trotting-track. The Ravileirintä camping is reserved only for Ilosaarirock goers and therefore only people who have an Ilosaarirock ticket or wristband will be accommodated there. This camping site will be open from Thursday evening to Monday morning.

Linnunlahti Camping Oy Ltd is responsible for the arrangements at the Ravileirintä camping site.

Showers, water taps, campfire places, food stalls, and toilets have been arranged for the festival goers staying at the Ravileirintä camping site during the festival.

When checking in to the camping area you will be given plastic bags to collect your garbage in. Please do collect your garbage in the bags and take them to the recycling points. LET'S KEEP THE AREA CLEAN! If you run out of plastic bags, you can get more at the info point of the Ravileirintä camping.

It is strictly forbidden to spend the night in any vehicle at the ravileirintä camping site. In case you want to spend the night in your car, you have to book a place for it at the Linnunlahti Camping area nearby. Note! There is a limited number of parking spots. We recommend the car park in Hallitie: parking is inexpensive and the car park is attended 24 hours a day. For more information on parking, see Arrival in Ilosaarirock.

Accommodation in a tent outside the official camping sites is strictly forbidden. Illegal accommodation outside the camping sites will be supervised by the City of Joensuu, the security personnel of Ilosaarirock, and the police.

Print the accommodation form and fill it in beforehand!

In order to be accommodated at the Ravileirintä camping site you have to fill in the accommodation form. Print the form and fill it in at home - this way the arrival at the camping site will go much more smoothly and you, too, will need to queue a bit less. Have your Ilosaarirock ticket also at hand as you approach the reception of the Ravileirintä camping site.

Accommodation form (PDF-file)
Accommodation form (Word-file)

The opening hours and prices at the Ravileirintä camping site

The camping site is open from Thu 12 July 6 pm to Mon 16 July at 12 noon.

Thu 12 July to Mon 16 July => 20 € / person
Fri 13 July to Mon 16 July => 15 € / person

We accept cash only, and naturally warmly welcome even sums. Debit cards, Visa Electron, and credit cards are not accepted at Ravileirintä camping.

For more information:

www.linnunlahticamping.fi
infolinnunlahticamping.fi
tel. +35813 126 272

Linnunlahti Camping Site

Linnunlahti Camping is Joensuu's official camping site located right next to Laulurinne. At the camping site you have the possibility to accommodation in a cottage, a tent, and a caravan.

Bookings for cottages for the festival weekend will be taken from May 2 2007 from 9 am onwards: telephone +35813 126 272. You can book a cottage only from Friday to Monday in the festival weekend. A cottage for 4 to 6 persons costs 270 euros and a cottage for 4 persons costs 240 euros. The prices include a camping wristband for 4 persons.

Tent dwellers will be taken in as they arrive: no bookings for tent places can be made beforehand. The price for tent places is 30 euros/person (from Friday to Monday).

Those arriving with a caravan or a camper van should book a place beforehand by e-mail (infolinnunlahticamping.fi) on June 30 2007 at the latest.

Note! You can book a place for a caravan or camper van only by e-mail.

There is a limited number of electricity spots. On an electricity spot the price for a caravan or camper van is 50 euros and for each person staying in it the price is the regular price per person, 30 euros. For a passenger car the price is 30 euros/weekend. For parking we recommend the car park in Hallitie: parking there is inexpensive and the car park is attended 24 hours a day. The vehicle cannot be taken out of the camping site during the weekend.

Shower and toilet capacity has been increased in the area. There are also food stalls, a café, and a small grocery kiosk which also sells beer.

Don't forget to print and fill in the accommodation form before you arrive as it will quicken your arrival and improve everyone's satisfaction.

Accommodation form (PDF-file)
Accommodation form (Word-file)

More information and bookings:

www.linnunlahticamping.fi
infolinnunlahticamping.fi
tel. +35813 126 272

School Accommodation

School and gym hall accommodation is a cheap form of accommodation during Ilosaarirock. It is meant only for Ilosaarirock goers, so be prepared to show your festival ticket or wristband as you arrive. The places for school and gym hall accommodation are the Lyseon lukio (Lyseo upper secondary school, Koskikatu 8) and Urheilutalo (Sports Hall, Koskikatu 12) gym hall, which are both located at a handy distance from the railway station and the festival area. School accommodation is open from Friday 3pm to Monday 12am.

The price for School and gym hall accommodation is 10€/night/person or for three nights 25€/person. The price includes a soft mattress and a shower facility. Other services available for those accommodating at the school and gym hall are a cloakroom (subject to a charge) and a café in which you can also have a sturdy breakfast.

You can make bookings for school accommodation starting from June 25 from Mondays to Fridays between 9am and 4 pm by phoning the Ilosaarirock info, tel. +358 13 225 550. You must be at the school on Saturday July 14 5pm at the latest to claim your booking.

The festival bus service that runs between the railway station and the festival site will stop at the school accommodation on Friday and also on Saturday morning.

Hotels in Joensuu

Joensuu's hotels will be booked full during Ilosaarirock so make your queries well in advance. You can ask at the following hotels:

Hotelli Aada
Kauppakatu 32
80100 Joensuu
Tel. +358 13 256 2200
www.hotelaada.fi

Hotelli Atrium
Siltakatu 4
80100 Joensuu
Tel. +358 13 255 888
www.hotelliatrium.fi

Hotelli Karelia
Kauppakatu 25
80100 Joensuu
Tel. +358 13 2526 200
www.hotellikarelia.fi

Sokos Hotel Kimmel
Itäranta 1
80100 Joensuu
Tel. +358 20 123 4663
www.sokoshotels.fi

Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Torikatu 20
80100 Joensuu
Tel. +358 20 123 4661
www.sokoshotels.fi

Joensuun Kuntohovi
Nepenmäenkatu 2
80200 Joensuu
Tel. +358 13 17221
www.kuntohovi.fi

Hotelli Wanha Jokela
Torikatu 26
80100 Joensuu
Tel. +358 13 122 891
www.ravintolawanhajokela.fi

Hostel Aaro
Kirkkokatu 20
80100 Joensuu
Tel. +358 13 256 2200
www.hotelaada.fi

Joensuu Caravan
Hasanniementie 3
80110 Joensuu
Tel. +358 13 120 750

Apartamentos Joensuu
Torikatu 47
80100 Joensuu
Tel. +358 13 224 886
www.freewebs.com/apartamentosjoensuu

Summer Hotel Elli
Länsikatu 18
80110 Joensuu
Tel. +358 13 225 927
summerhotelelli.fi

Finnhostel Joensuu/ISLO
Kalevankatu 8
80110 Joensuu
Tel. +358 13 267 5076 or +358 13 267 5083
www.islo.jns.fi

Partiotalon retkeilymaja
Vanamokatu 25
Tel. +358 13 123 381
www.youthhostel-joensuu.net

Breakfast in Kerubin Kuppila

The official Ilosaarirock breakfast is served in Kerubin Kuppila (Niskakatu 16, see the map). The breakfast which costs 4 € includes among other things bread, eggs, juice, and coffee. It's served on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 1 pm.

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Arrival in Ilosaarirock

Trains

Helsinki – Joensuu regular service timetables: PDF
Joensuu – Helsinki regular service timetables: PDF
Turku – Joensuu regular service timetables: PDF
Joensuu – Turku regular service timetables: PDF
Regular service timetables for trains leaving from Joensuu: PDF

Ilosaarirock train Helsinki – Joensuu P511
timetable for Friday July 13 2007:

stationleaves
Helsinki9.53
Pasila10.00
Tikkurila10.11
Lahti11.36
Kouvola12.13
Lappeenranta13.01
Imatra13.24
Joensuuarrives 15.46

Ilosaarirock train Joensuu – Helsinki P512
timetable for Monday July 16 2007:

stationleaves
Joensuu00.30
Imatra02.26
Lappeenranta02.47
Kouvola03.34
Lahti04.09
Tikkurila05.25
Pasila05.34
Helsinkiarrives 05.40

Festival Bus Service (i.e. Rokki Buses)

Festival bus service runs between the railway station and the festival site Laulurinne. As festival goers arrive at the railway station the buses take them to the festival site, and on Sunday the buses take the festival goers back to the railway station. On Friday and Saturday the buses also stop at the school accommodation on their way to the festival site. The bus ride is free. Festival buses leave from the railway station after the arrival of each train as soon as the bus is full.

Changes in Traffic Arrangements During Ilosaarirock

Because of Ilosaarirock there will be temporary changes in traffic arrangements at the festival site and its nearby areas. Their purpose is to make it easier and safe to move about in the area and to calm down the nearby areas. We recommend that the local festival goers arrive at the festival site by foot or by bike. A guarded bicycle parking area is situated in front of the ice rink.

More information on the traffic arrangements will be updated on this page during the spring.

Parking prohibitions on nearby streets

In order for the traffic to function without any big jams please comply with the parking prohibitions! During the festival weekend there will be temporary parking prohibitions on the nearby streets. In addition to the festival security personnel, parking will be supervised by the police.

Parking Areas For Cars

The multi-storey car park in Hallitie is situated next to Linnunlahti Camping. The price for parking your car there is 15€/weekend. You can drive in to the car park via Linnunlahdentie (from Länsikatu direction!) on Friday by 12 midnight. Please note that you cannot take your car out of the car park before Sunday 5 pm. However, you can go and get stuff from your car on both Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 4 pm. You can pay the weekend's parking on Sunday at the car park's automatic machine, and for that you need the parking ticket that you get on Friday when you take your car in. So take care of your parking ticket, leave it in a secure place!

The other Ilosaarirock parking areas are situated in front of the horse trotting-track, along Linnunlahdentie. In addition to the actual parking areas the horse trotting-track's car auditorium and the trotting-track itself will function as parking areas. The price for the attended parking area of the horse trotting-track is 7€/parking.

Bicycle Parking During Festival Weekend

Close to the festival site Laulurinne, at about 150 metres from the main gate of the festival area, there is a guarded bicycle parking area. If you arrive by bike, leave your bike there.

Bicycle parking area opening hours during the festival weekend from Friday to Sunday:
Fri 5.30pm — 3am
Sat 11am — 3am
Sun 11am — 3am

Parking your bike costs 2 euros each time you park it. Remember to fetch your bike in time before the parking area's closing time.

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Festival Area

The festival site of Ilosaarirock is Laulurinne, built in 1986 to serve as a venue for large (music) events. Before Ilosaarirock the city of Joensuu organised the Joensuun Laulujuhlat festival at Laulurinne. However, these days Ilosaarirock is the largest annual event there.

In addition to Laulurinne the Ilosaarirock festival area also includes the nearby Linnunlahti beach and the pit area of the horse trotting-track, where the YleX stage and the Truck stage are situated.

Other areas that belong to the Ilosaarirock festival area are the horse trotting-track which serves as a temporary festival camping site and the ice rink where the Ilosaarirock clubs are held. Joensuu's official camping site Linnunlahti Camping Oy Ltd also works in close cooperation with the Ilosaarirock organisation.

Ilosaarirock Stages

Again this year Ilosaarirock has five stages: the Main stage, theYleX stage, the Third stage, Rento stage (The Relax Stage), and the Truck stage.

Artists on the Main stage and the Truck stage play at the same time, whereas artists on the YleX, the Third and the Relax stages also let the audience indulge in musical pleasures simultaneously.

The Main stage

The Main stage is situated in the middle lawn of Laulurinne. The Main stage area is the largest stage area in Ilosaarirock. At the middle lawn you will also find the main official bar area, and on the sides of the lawn there are food stalls. In front of the main stage there is a platform for those who need a wheelchair.

The YleX stage

The YleX marquee stage is situated on the sandy area between Laulurinne and the horse trotting-track. The area is called the pit area of the horse trotting-track. The YleX radio channel works in cooperation with Ilosaarirock this summer as well and records the performances on this stage. YleX will broadcast festival feelings live and as compilations after the festival weekend. Performances on YleX stage will begin already on Friday with the Sulo club.

The Third stage

The Third stage is situated close to the main gate. The Third stage is a marquee stage like the YleX stage. As last year, an aluminium profile marquee serves as the Third stage marquee.

The Rento stage

The Relax stage, chilling at the Linnunlahti beach, concentrates on rhythmic music. The debut of the Relax stage in Ilosaarirock 2004 was such a success that the festival organisation decided to keep the stage from then on.

Besides the Relax stage, you can also find an official bar area, toilets, food stalls and much more in the beach area.

NOTE! Remember to be careful when swimming! The safety of the Linnunlahti beach and the Relax stage is supervised not only by the festival security personnel but also a life-guard, on-duty first aid specialists, and members of Joensuun Järvipelastajat on-duty in boats. Nevertheless, everyone should take care of their friends. If your friend fails to come back from his/her swimming trip, inform the security personnel at the beach without delay.

The Truck stage

The Truck stage is situated next to the YleX marquee. The Truck stage specialises on local bands and other fascinating new talents.

Clubs

The Ilosaarirock clubs are held from Friday to Sunday at the Ice rink. The Ice rink is situated at about 150 metres from the main gate of the festival site. Additionally on Friday 13 July Sulo club will be held on the YleX stage.

Sulo (YleX stage)   Friday 13th July
Töminä (ice rink)   Friday 13th July
Metelli (ice rink)   Saturday 14th July
Päätös (ice rink)   Sunday 15th July

There is no age limit to Sulo, Töminä, Metelli, or End of Festival club. However, you need to be at least 18 years of age to enter the official bar areas at the clubs and everyone must be prepared to prove their age.

From Thursday to Sunday, Kerubin Kuppila (Niskakatu 16, see map) hosts Club Kasettiasema. There is a limited number of the 6 € tickets, so be there on time. Ticket sales begin each day at 9pm in Kerubin Kuppila. You need to be 18 years of age to enter Club Kasettiasema. Don't forget Kerubin Kuppila's delicious Rokki breakfast on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 1pm.

Official Bar Areas

The age limit for all official bar areas is 18 years. Be prepared to prove your identity, in other words, always keep an official identification document with you (a photo ID card, a passport, or a driving license).

Ilosaarirock festival site has got four separate official bar areas. In addition to the three already familiar bar areas — Relax Stage area, YleX Stage area, and the one in the middle of the Laulurinne lawn — there is a new bar area right next to the Main Stage, called "Tölkkibaari" or Can Bar. There are separate fence-marked official bar areas at the Ice rink Clubs, too.

All official bar areas sell beer, cider and grapefruit ale ("lonkero") as well as soft drinks. The selection varies somewhat between different areas.

Price List

Cider on Tap 0.33l 4.5€
Beer on Tap 0.33l 4.5€
Grapefruit Ale ("Lonkero") 0.33l 4.5€

Can of Beer 0.5l 5€
Can of Cider 0.5l 5€
Bottle of Cider 0.33l 4.5€

(with a glass deposit + 0.5€)

Soft Drinks 0.5l 2.5€
Battery Energy Drink 0.33l 3.5€
Bottled Water 0.5l 1€

This year's Ilosaarirock introduces recyclable hard-plastic beverage mugs in all its official bar areas. We have adopted this practice in order to save time, the environment, and our customer's nerves. Every time you buy yourself a glass of drink, you pay 0.5€ extra for the container. There is a separate recycling point where you can recycle the mug and get your 0.5€ back.

You cannot take alcohol drinks or hard-plastic mugs out of the official bar areas!

Info Point, Lost and Found, and Fan Merchandise

The Ilosaarirock info point will serve the audience through the weekend. It is located next to the Third stage, about 50 metres from the Main gate.

NOTE! During the nights and in the morning of Monday 16 July the info point serves in the Poppikoppi next to the Main gate.

Club tickets and Ilosaarirock merchandise sold in the Info point

The Info point sells Ilosaarirock merchandise, such as t-shirts, as well as advance tickets to the Ice rink clubs.

Breathalysis (measuring alcohol content in blood)

During the weekend, you can have a breathalysis at the Info point for a small charge. On Monday breathalyses are free of charge. The people who do the analyses will not tell you the exact pro mille content of alcohol in your blood, only whether you can drive a car or not.

Lost and found articles to the Info point

During the festival the Lost and found is located at the Info point. So ask for stuff you have lost at the Info point, and take any stuff you have found to the same place. The lost property office of the police station is not open during the weekend. At night and on Monday morning up until 12 noon you can ask for lost articles at the Poppikoppi next to the Main gate.

After the festival on Monday after 12 noon all found articles which can be classed as valuables will be taken to the Joensuu police station, where you can ring and ask, tel. +35813 245 5249. Other found articles will be taken to the office of Joensuun Popmuusikot ry at Rantakatu 25 A 1. Found articles info will answer at tel. +35813 225 550 the week after the festival from Monday to Friday 9am-4pm.

Band merchandise sold next to the Info point

The band merchandise point is located next to the Info point close to the Main gate. T-shirts and other fan stuff from bands that perform in Ilosaarirock is sold there.

Cloakrooms (Narikka) and Alcohol Deposits (Viinanarikka)

Cloakrooms and alcohol deposits are located close to both the festival site Main gate and the horse trotting-track gate. Cloakrooms cost 1€, alcohol deposits are free. If you can pay with an exact sum, you will make our job much easier and help the queuing time become shorter.

Cloackroom opening hours:

Friday 5pm – 2am
Saturday 12am – 1am
Sunday 12am – 11pm

Alcoholic drinks to alcohol deposits (Viinanarikka)

It is forbidden to bring alcoholic drinks to the festival site. You cannot bring in any alcohol bottles either, no matter what they contain. This is because it is impossible for the security personnel to know what is in your bottle. Alcoholic drinks must be left in the alcohol deposits, which are free of charge!

Alcohol deposit opening hours:

Friday 5pm – 2am
Saturday 11am – 2am
Sunday 11am – 12 midnight

Gates and Changing Ticket for Wristband

Besides you, there will be 20 999 people arriving to the festival site, and they, too, will change their ticket for a wristband. Despite the great number of industrious workers the queues to the ticket change points will be long at times, because people tend to arrive at the festival site approximately at the same time. So be prepared to queue. The queues will be at their longest between 11am and 2pm.

You can change your ticket for a wristband on Saturday from 9am and Sunday at ticket change points along Linnunlahdentie street. See map.

For Sulo club, you can change your ticket for a wristband on Friday from 5.30pm at YleX-gate.

Take care of your wristband

You cannot enter the festival site with a broken wristband so take care of it, and check immediately the moment you get it that it is well fastened and will not slip off your wrist. If the wristband is not well fastened or it is too loose, let the festival staff know about it at once in order to avoid problems at the gates later on. The wristband will be checked every time you enter the festival site.

You are responsible for your wristband, and if it gets broken or you lose it, you will not be given a new one. In other words, take good care of your wristband.

Forging a ticket and/or wristband is a criminal offence and you will be prosecuted.

Food, Jewellery, and Clothes Stalls in Ilosaarirock

There are altogether about twenty-five food, jewellery, and clothes stalls in Ilosaarirock. Food stalls are all located in one row next to the Linnunlahti Camping site's fence. Jewellery stalls are located between Laulurinne and the beach. You will find regular, vegetarian, and vegan food in the food stalls. There are also a few food stalls at the beach.

Toilet Areas

There are several toilet areas in the festival site. In the areas you can find both regular toilets and urinals. There are also toilets for the handicapped in the area.

Water Taps

There are several water taps in the festival area as well as in the horse trotting-track camping area. Remember to take care of your fluid balance by drinking enough water!

First Aid

The First Aid point of the festival site is open through the festival from Friday to Monday. It is located next to the Poppikoppi in the immediate vicinity of the Main gate.

Victim Support Service

Victim support service is present during the festival. You can turn to them in case you need to report a crime or to cancel your mobile phone subscription after losing your mobile, or if you need general help and support. Victim support service is located in the vicinity of the Main gate and the First Aid point. See also www.rikosuhripaivystys.fi.

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General Info

Prepare yourself well for the festival

Bringing the right gear with you helps the weekend to pass more smoothly and reduces the number of so-called earthly worries. Wearing sensible clothes and, above all, sensible shoes, increases your comfort. Good festival shoes are strong, not too new and comfortable to walk in. Without noticing it you will be walking kilometre after kilometre in the festival area, and blisters will prevent you from enjoying the festival to the max. Blisters and sores are the most common ailments that the people at the First Aid point treat.

Take care of your fluid balance — drink enough water

The last years' festivals have taught the festival goers that it is important to take care of your fluid balance. We recommend taking with you a water bottle made of clear plastic (not a glass or an alcohol bottle) which you can keep refilling at the water taps in the festival area.

The following list includes some gear that we recommend for everyone to take with them to the festival:

  • rainproof clothing or a big refuse sack at the bottom of your rucksack
  • a warm sweater
  • something to wear on your head
  • money
  • a towel/swimwear
  • a toothbrush
  • food (something that is not easily perishable)
  • a toilet roll
  • some plaster for small accidents
  • ear plugs
  • painkillers and suntan cream
  • important phone numbers on paper in case you happen to lose your mobile
  • pen and paper for autographs or important phone numbers
  • official identification document (a photo ID card, a passport, or a driving license)

Recycling and litter

There are recycling points in the festival area and the horse trotting-track campsite with containers for cardboard, glass, metal, and mixed waste. Let's all help to keep the beautiful city of Joensuu clean!

Cameras and tape recorders

All recordings of live performances by any other than authorised persons are forbidden under Finnish Copyright law § 2 and 45. It is forbidden to bring video cameras or tape recorders to the festival area. Security personnel have the right to confiscate forbidden recording devices and recordings should that be necessary.

Animals

Animals think that all Ilosaarirock performers are loud and that it's too hectic at festivals anyway. In other words, it is forbidden to bring pets to the festival area!

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Safety Guidelines

Safety and comfort

Safety and comfort go very much hand in hand. In order to guarantee the smooth and easy progression of things for all parties involved in Ilosaarirock, we have compiled some relevant guidelines and recommendations. Regardless of whether this year's Ilosaarirock is your first or 30th rock festival experience, we hope that you will read this section carefully.

In large events involving large crowds circumstances may vary quickly. Here are some basic guidelines as to how to react in possible risky situations:

  • follow the advice given by the festival organisers or security personnel
  • avoid dense masses of people if you feel uncomfortable in crowded places. The front areas of stages, especially the Main stage, are places in which the pressure of the audience masses can increase quickly and the situation may become uncomfortable.
  • should you nevertheless find yourself in a tight spot, stay calm. Do not go against the movements of the mass. Instead, when density decreases momentarily, try to move away. Do everything you can to keep your balance. Don't hesitate to use your voice to draw attention to yourself. The festival personnel and other festival goers will help you.
  • in case you notice an accident or any other factor or problem that risks the safety of yourself and others, let the security personnel know immediately.
  • if you feel dizzy among a large crowd, ask the person closest to you to help keep you on your feet. Keep up the contact with the person helping you until you feel steady again.
  • always take care of yourself and your friends and remember that abandonment is a crime.

No crowd surfing

Crowd surfing, in other words surfing on top of a concert audience's heads supported by the audience members' hands, is forbidden in Ilosaarirock as it is in European festivals in general. Crowd surfing causes dangerous situations and also hinders possible help operations at front areas of stages. It is also forbidden to carry others on your shoulders. This ban has not been issued just for fun: the aim is to make sure that everyone is safe and to guarantee a pleasant experience for all festival goers. The festival organisation has the right to remove those who do not follow this order from the festival site.

No glass bottles, no substances or any objects which can be classified as dangerous

Please note that it is forbidden to bring any of the follosing items in to the festival area: alcoholic drinks, any glassware, glass food jars, any containers or packages with lids or corks, as well as any alcohol bottles, whatever their content! Objects or substances that can be used to harm others, such as long umbrellas, cannot be brought in to the festival area. Alcoholic drinks can be left in the free-of-charge booze parks outside the festival area gates. The security personnel have a right, guaranteed by the Finnish law, to examine festival goers. Beer, cider and alcopops are served in the festival area in three official bar areas which are separated from their surroundings with fences.

Police

The police is present and on duty in the festival area during the weekend.

Protect your hearing

Don't forget your hearing in the heat of the festival! In the festival area, specifically in front of the stages, sound levels may exceed the recommended noise standards. Protect your hearing by wearing ear plugs or other hearing protection.

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