Ilosaarirock Festival 12th – 14th July 2013

How To Get There

This section informs you about how to get to Ilosaarirock, timetables of trains and Rokki buses as well as the festival's car and bicycle parking.

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! Various organisations around the country also arrange coach rides to Ilosaarirock.

Useful Web Resources

Google Maps / Joensuu and Ilosaarirock:
Joensuu tourist guide: Read online
The city of Joensuu's official page:
General information about Finland:

Connections to Joensuu

By train:
By bus:

By air: Finnair (Helsinki – Joensuu – Helsinki)

During Ilosaarirock Festival there will be extra carriages in trains as well as special Ilosaarirock Festival trains.

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.

There will be temporary taxi rank near Joensuu Science Park building (see map). Phonenumber for taxi is +358 601 10100.

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.

Parking areas for cars

Ilosaarirock Festival goers can park their cars in the guarded multi-storey car park on Hallitie, next to Holiday 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. Parking fee is 15 euros for whole weekend.

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. Parking fee is 15 euros.

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. If you arrive by bicycle, please use guarded bicycle parking area. Parking fee is 2 euros.

Joensuu Pop Musicians' Association P.O.Box 240 FIN-80101 Joensuu, Finland   Ask about Ilosaarirock Festival: if.kcoriraasoli@ofni