Ilosaarirock Festival • Joensuu Finland 15th–17th Jul 2016



16th Jan 2017

Ilosaarirock will become a three-day festival

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, Tiketti and record store Levy-Eskot in Joensuu.

Oh, can't it be June already?! Rock on!

18th Jul 2016

Thank you!

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

Passenger (UK) comes to Ilosaarirock!

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 cancelled all upcoming shows including Ilosaarirock

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

22nd Jun 2016

Robert Pehrsson's Humbucker cancelled

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

Line-up complete and artist schedule is out!

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

Volunteering in Ilosaarirock Festival

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

Töminä Club opens Ilosaarirock Festival

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

Big band jazz and more progressive rock

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

Propagandhi (CAN) for exclusive European show

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

Over 30 new artists!

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!

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Latest Updates

Please read our Festival Info. At Rokkikontti, located at Joensuu Market Square, you can change tickets to the wristband from Monday 11th July onwards from 10am to 4pm (Mon-Wed), 10am to 7pm (Thu-Fri) and 10am to 2pm (Sat).

You can change your ticket for a wristband on Friday (from 4pm to 1.30em), Saturday (from 11am to 1.30am) and Sunday (from 11am to 11pm) at ticket change points next to the Main Gate.

All volunteers should read our info about volunteering.

During the festival weekend, any lost property will be taken to the information desk.

Festival Life

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