News16th Jan 2017
The first artists will be revealed on Monday January 23rd. Before the announcement there will be an Early Bird ticket sale for one week only. The prices start from 115€ (23rd onwards they will be 129€ and up). You can buy your Early Bird tickets at Lippu.fi, Tiketti and record store Levy-Eskot in Joensuu.
Oh, can't it be June already?! Rock on!
18th Jul 2016
Ilosaarirock Festival 2016 is over. We want to thank all of you, our dear festival guests. See you again at the next summer's festival between 14 and 16 July 2017.
14th Jul 2016
The British solo artist Passenger will perform at Ilosaarirock following Ellie Goulding's show being cancelled due to an illness. Passenger will perform on the Main Stage at Ilosaarirock on Saturday July 16th at 8.30 pm. Consequently, Antti Tuisku will be the the closing act of the day. His performance starts at 11:30 pm on the same stage.
The British solo artist Passenger will perform at Ilosaarirock following Ellie Goulding's show being cancelled due to an illness.
12th Jul 2016
Ellie Goulding has been forced to pull out her upcoming shows due to being unwell. Unfortunately the show at Ilosaarirock Festival has been cancelled as well. We are adamantly looking for a new artist to perform on Saturday. For feedback please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
22nd Jun 2016
We are sorry to announce that Robert Pehrsson's Humbucker has cancelled their performance at Ilosaarirock Festival Töminä Club on Friday. On the brighter side we are pleased to announce that punk rock masters Anal Thunder will perform at Töminä Club with extra special guests Kaikka & Hyrde.
9th May 2016
The line-up for this year's Ilosaarirock Festival is now complete. New names include metalcore act Bury Tomorrow (UK), Kraak & Smaak (DJ Set) (NED), FX Farmer from Funkanomics (GER), K-X-P, Yona, Motions and many more.
Festival artist schedule is now out and can be found here. See you soon friends!
4th Apr 2016
Applying for volunteer work in Ilosaarirock Festival has started. Applying is easy: just read info and fill our application form. The permanent crew of Ilosaarirock Festival aim at finding the right tasks for the volunteers during the spring and early summer.
1st Apr 2016
Ilosaarirock Festival's traditional Töminä Club brings the finest alternative noise to Laulurinne festival area. Program includes rock & punk masters Robert Pehrsson's Humbucker (SWE), Teksti-TV 666, Kumikameli, The Mutants, Kesä, Kohti Tuhoa, Särkyneet and Rusto. Tickets are on sale now – for only 10 euros! Ravileirintä and Niittyleirintä Camping area customers get free access to Töminä Club.
22nd Mar 2016
Five new acts have been announced to play at this year's Ilosaarirock Festival. Ricky-Tick Big Band & Julkinen Sana combines big band jazz and rap with unique style. Saimaa plays far out progressive rock with echoes from the seventies and Scandinavian Music Group is known from beautiful pop rock songs. Ruger Hauer feat. Regina and Paperi T are the best alternative hip hop you'll find from Finland. Please see the Line-up page.
15th Mar 2016
Canadian punk rock legend Propaganhdi will play their only European show this summer at Ilosaarirock Festival. Don't miss this; it's a rare opportunity to see this amazing band on this side of the pond.
Other new announcements include hardcore act Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (UK), progressive rock group Haken (UK) and alternative rock-punk phenomenons Tryer, Juice Normaali, Musta Risti and Lopunajan mies. More announcements coming soon!
13th Feb 2016
Sulo's day brings over 30 new artists to Ilosaarirock Festival! The latest announcements include the immensely popular Ellie Goulding, metal acts Paradise Lost and TesseracT, grime star Skepta and the up-and-coming alternative rock band Wolf Alice. The Finnish names range from Death Hawks to Amorphis and from Tippa-T to Tähtiportti.
Please see the Line-up page. More artists will be added to the line-up during the spring.
Through these announcements, the ticket sale for two-day tickets, one-day tickets and accommodations begins. And the best part is, the price of the tickets will not rise this year at all!
More news and announcements to come, rok rok!