15th-17th July 2011 Joensuu, Finland

How To Get There

The Ilosaarirock Festival takes place in Joensuu, a city that is easy to reach both on one's own means and by public transport. Remember that green attitude starts with small deeds: pack your car up with friends instead of driving on your own, or use public transport! During Ilosaarirock Festival there will be extra carriages in trains as well as special Ilosaarirock Festival trains. Check train timetables here: www.vr.fi/en/. Various organisations around the country also arrange coach rides to Ilosaarirock.

Special Ilosaarirock Festival train leaves from Helsinki to Joensuu on Friday 15th July at 11.52am and from Joensuu to Helsinki on Monday 18th July at 0.50am.

Useful Web Resources

Map of Joensuu: pk-kartat.jns.fi
Google Maps / Joensuu and Ilosaarirock: maps.google.com

Tourist Guide: Welcome to Joensuu (PDF-file, 3,4 Mb)
The city of Joensuu's official page: www.jns.fi
General information about Finland: www.visitfinland.com

Connections to Joensuu

By train: www.vr.fi
By air: www.finnair.com
By bus: www.matkahuolto.fi

Festival bus service

The 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.

On Sunday you can take the Rokki bus back to the railway station at 5pm, 5.30pm, 23.45pm and 0.15am.

There will be temporary taxi rank near Joensuu Science Park building (see map). Phonenumber for taxi is +358 600 90100.

Changes in Traffic Arrangements During Ilosaarirock Festival

Because of Ilosaarirock Festival, there will be temporary changes in traffic arrangements at the festival site and its nearby areas. Their purpose is to make it easier and safer 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 (see map).

The Linnunlahdentie street becomes pedestrian street at Laulurinne during festival

The Linnunlahdentie street which runs alongside Laulurinne will be closed from motor vehicles on Friday July 15 5pm onwards. This affects arriving by car at the horse trotting-track parking areas. The easiest way to get there is to arrive before the street is closed. After that traffic to the horse trotting-track goes via Heinäpurontie. The Linnunlahdentie street will be opened to motor vehicles again at 6am on Monday.

The Länsikatu street closed between Papinkatu and Eteläkatu during festival

The Länsikatu street will be closed from motor vehicles as well as light traffic between Papinkatu and Eteläkatu on Friday at 6pm. The street will remain closed until Monday 6am.

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 to Linnunlahdentie and it's immediate surroundings is forbidden. Parking is also forbidden on Heinäpurontie street near camping sites.

Parking Areas For Cars

Ilosaarirock Festival goers can park their cars in the guarded multi-storey car park on Hallitie, next to Linnunlahti Camping site. The multi-storey car park is supervised by Joensuun Pysäköinti Oy (Joensuu Parking Ltd). You can park your car in the car park on Friday. Entry to the car park is on Linnunlahdentie, from the direction of Länsikatu. You cannot take your car out of the park until Sunday between 5pm-12pm. However, you can enter the car park and visit your car on Saturday and Sunday between 10am-4pm. The fee is paid on departure at the car park's payment machines, and for this you need the parking ticket that you receive on arrival. Take good care of the parking ticket! It's best to leave it in a safe place.

You can also park your car in front of the horse track and along Linnunlahdentie. In addition to the actual parking area of the horse track, the track itself and the drive-in auditorium function as parking areas.

There is a limited number of parking slots. Don't forget that there will be extra carriages in trains during Ilosaarirock Festival!

Bicycle Parking During Festival Weekend

Close to the festival site Laulurinne, about 150 metres from the Main gate, there is a guarded bicycle parking area (see map). If you arrive by bicycle, please use guarded bicycle parking area. The bicycle park is open from Friday 5pm to Monday 1am on the festival weekend. Parking your bike costs 2 € each time you park. Remember to fetch your bike in time before the bike park closes. We are not responsible for bikes that are not fetched.

Bicycle park opening hours:
Fri 5pm – 3am
Sat 11am – 2am
Sun 11am – 1am.

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