Ilosaarirock Festival 11th – 13th July 2014  \\  Joensuu  \\  Finland  \\  ilosaarirock  \\  @ilosaarirock

Festival Area

This page introduces the Ilosaarirock festival area and elaborates on the services in the area, including food stalls, cloakrooms, official bar areas, toilets, and places where you can change your ticket to a wristband.

Festival area

The Ilosaarirock Festival takes place in the city of Joensuu, in Laulurinne, which is located about one kilometre from the city's market place. Laulurinne is a pretty, park-like area designed specially for large events. There is a beach inside the festival area.

Ilosaarirock stages

Ilosaarirock Festival has five stages: Main Stage, Main Tent, Sue Stage, Rento Stage, and Rekka Stage.

The Main Stage

The Main stage is situated in the middle lawn of Laulurinne. At the lawn in front of the Main stage you will also find two licenced bar areas, and the food stalls are situated on one side of the middle lawn. In front of the Main stage there is a platform for those who need a wheelchair.

The Main Stage

The Main Tent (Tähtiteltta)

This summer's novelty is the Main Tent which has room for 7 000 music lovers. It's located behind the Main Stage, on a lovely grassy area. This tent hosts the festival's pop, electro and alternative artists, as well as the Sulo Club, which kicks off the festival, on Friday July 11th. Next to the mixers there is a platform for those who use a wheelchair. In addition to an official bar area there are also water taps and several toilets close to the tent. Next to the tent are the Pop up restaurant Kerubi and the Ilosaari Lounge.

The Main Tent (Tähtiteltta)

The Sue Stage

The Sue Stage, home to heavy, punk and rock acts, is located right after the entrance through the Second Gate to festival area, on your right. The musical indulgences at the Sue Stage start already on Friday 11th of July in the Töminä Club.

The Sue Stage area offers you an official bar area, toilets and a water tap.

The Rento Stage

The Rento Stage, situated on the Linnunlahti beach, emphasises R n' B. It has actually become a festival of its own inside the context of Ilosaarirock festival. You can dance your worries away in the sand, relax, and enjoy. In between gigs on the Rento Stage, the Rentodisco keeps the mellow moods alive with affable and dancable rhythm music from various corners of the world.

Linnunlahti beach

In addition to the Rento Stage, the beach area hosts toilets, a licenced bar area, Ilosaari lounge and food stalls.

The Rekka Stage

The Rekka Stage is located right next to the festival's Main Gate. It offers a place for new and interesting talents to show us what they are made of. You can also follow the performers from the bar area situated right next to the stage.

Ilosaari Lounge

Located next to the Main Tent, in the Lounge tent you can take a little breather from the festival, charge your mobile, see some artist interviews being made, watch films or just chill out.


Ilosaarirock Festival starts with club events on Friday 11 July. The Sulo Club jams on Main Tent and The Töminä Club on the Sue Stage.

There are no age limits to any of the Clubs. There are separate licenced bar areas at the Clubs, and to enter these you need to be 18 years of age.

Lost and found at Poppikoppi Information Point

The info point of Ilosaarirock, Poppikoppi, serves the audience through the festival weekend. It's located close to the Main Gate (see map) and is open 24 hours a day from Friday to Monday. Poppikoppi helps you in various things, be it a lost ticket or any other difficulty. Poppikoppi is also the festival's Lost and Found.

After the festival on Monday at 12 noon, all items considered valuable are delivered to the North Carelian lost and found office, which answers to your queriest at number +358 600 550 127 (1,99 €/min + lnc). Office is on Monday 14 July from 10am to 6pm. Website:

Cloakrooms (Narikka) and alcohol deposits (Viinanarikka)

Cloakrooms and alcohol deposits are located close to the horse track gate. Cloakrooms and alcohol deposits cost 2€. Even sums for deposits make our work a lot easier while you spend less time queuing, so bring your coins! It is forbidden to bring alcoholic drinks to the festival site so alcoholic drinks must be left in the alcohol deposits.

Cloackroom opening hours:
Friday 5pm – 3am
Saturday 11am – 2am
Sunday 11am – 1am.

Remember to fetch your items in time before cloakrooms closes. We are not responsible for items that are not fetched.

Changing ticket for wristband

You can change your ticket for a wristband on Friday and Saturday at ticket change points next to ice rink (see map). Ticket change points are open on Friday from 3pm to 11pm and on Saturday from 11am to 7pm. After that ticket change point is located at the Main gate from 7pm to 11pm and on Sunday from 12 noon to 10pm. There are also ticket change points at Ravilerintä and Niittyleirintä camping sites.

If Ilosaarirock tickets aren't sold out in advance, you can buy a ticket at a sales point next to ice rink. There is a limited number of tickets, so we recommend that you buy your ticket in advance.


There are two gates to the festival area: the Main Gate on Linnunlahdentie, and the Second Gate close to the Sue Stage. Both the Main Gate and the Second Gate are open throughout the festival weekend, that is, on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon onwards.

A dedicated gate from Ravileirintä Camping Area directly to the festival area is open all weekend.

Food stalls

Food stalls are located at the Main Stage area, in one row next to the Linnunlahti Camping site's fence. There's also food stalls at Linnunlahti beach area and at the camping sites. You will find regular, vegetarian, and vegan food in the food stalls.

Fair Trade Brunch is served at Kuntokeidas

Ilosaarirock Festival's proprietary Fair Trade Brunch is here again! The brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 3 pm at Kuntokeidas next to the festival area (see map). The brunch includes Fair Trade coffee, tea and juice, fresh Finnish vegetables, cold cuts and cheese, fresh fruit and Fair Trade bananas, natural yoghurt, porridge, cereals and jam, Fair Trade muesli, locally baked rye and brown bread, crisp bread, gluten-free bread, couscous salad, bean salad, pesto & pasta salad, marinated vegetables, tapenade, hummus and freshly baked Karelian pastries.

The brunch costs 12€ and is available also without Ilosaarirock Festival ticket.

Licenced bar areas

There are six licenced bar areas in the Ilosaarirock Festival area. The age limit for all licenced bar areas is 18 years. Be prepared to prove your age: in other words, always keep an official identification document with you (a photo ID card, a passport, or a driving licence).

You cannot take alcohol drinks out of the licenced bar areas.

Toilets and water taps

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.

There are free water taps in the festival area as well as in camping areas. Remember to take care of your fluid balance by drinking enough water!

Litter and recycling

There are several recycling points in the festival site and camping areas. There you can sort out glass, metal, cardboard and mixed waste. If you are not sure which waste goes where ask staff at recycling point to show you, they'll be happy to help you!