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Joensuu Finland 17.–19.7.2015

Festival Life

The Festival Life page will be updated during the spring and actual festival weekend. It will feature stories and photos written and taken by dozens of journalists and photographers about bands as well as numerous other interesting phenomena around Ilosaarirock festival.

SUP’s up at Ilosaarirock

19.7.2015 klo 15:40

Suppailua rantalavalla. Kuva: Terhi Hytönen

Standup paddleboarding has made its way into the beachhead programme of the Ilosaarirock festival for the first time. Our reporters gave this trending sport a whirl.

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Thrall of Placebo

19.7.2015 klo 15:07

Brian Molko. Kuva: Tuukka Pakarinen

The hottest name in Britpop, Placebo, met the expectations of the audience. The band was last seen in Finland in 2009.

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Bastille took the Main Tent audience by storm

19.7.2015 klo 14:54

Bastille. Photo: Terhi Hytönen

Bastille has topped the charts around the world with their album ”Bad Blood” and was one of the most expected performers of this this year’s Ilosaarirock. Despite the rain and cold weather, the band made the audience feel warm with their pounding rhythms.

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Amorphis went back in time 20 years

19.7.2015 klo 14:14

Amorphis. Photo: Tuukka Pakarinen

Amorphis surprised the festival audience by performing their whole album ”Tales of Thousand Lakes” (1994) instead of playing just radio hits. The album has been called one of the classic albums of Finnish heavy metal. According to the lead singer Tomi Joutsen, this was the last time the album was played in Finland.

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