Ilosaarirock Joensuu 3 days 14th-16th July 2017

Media

Every year, approximately 200 representatives of Finnish and international media converge on Joensuu to take part in Ilosaarirock Festival. In 2017, the festival will be held on July 14–16.

Here you can find information about media accreditation to Ilosaarirock Festival and press photos for media use.

For interview requests about Ilosaarirock Festival:

Executive producer mr. Petri Varis, tel. +358 44 293 6889,

General media queries:

Press photos about Ilosaarirock Festival and artists can be found here.

Media accreditation

The media accreditation for Ilosaarirock Festival 2017 has ended. Applicants will be informed via email by 6th July. If you have not received a response, please contact us at

Check in point

You can collect your press passes, including a photo license, from the check in point which is located at the lobby of the near-by ice rink.

Check in point

Check in opening hours:
Wednesday 12th July from 12 noon to 5pm
Thursday 13th July from 12 noon to 6pm
Friday 14th July from 10am to 9pm
Saturday 15th July from 10am to 6pm
Sunday 16th July from 11am to 4pm

Media Centre location and services

The Media Centre (Mediakeidas in Finnish) is located back of Ilosaari Lounge near the Main Tent. The Media Centre will be open on Friday from 4pm to 11pm, on Saturday from 12 noon to 11pm and on Sunday from 12 noon to 11pm. Your visits to the Media Centre can be work-related, but you can also go there just to rest from the seething crowds.

At the Media Centre you will find three laptop spots with Internet connections and one printer. The computers are meant mainly for writing articles and transferring photos.

Media Centre is hosted by mr. Jouni Tirri
E-mail:
Tel. +358 50 336 0195

Guidelines for photographers

A right to take photos is included in the Ilosaarirock media pass. The basic rule on all stages is that with a media pass you can take photos with a flash ONLY from in front of the stage, i.e. between the stage and the security fence, during the first THREE songs.

The stage security personnel may have different guidelines from the ones stated above, because of the artists' wishes or security reasons. In order to get guidelines concerning each artist you have to arrive at the stage five minutes before a gig starts, at the latest. Photographers cannot go on the stage or on the stage constructions. Remember also that the security personnel are responsible for safety on stage and they need space to do their work effectively.

Guidelines for shooting video

Ilosaarirock does not grant permissions for shooting video; that is why all video shooting permissions have to be asked directly from each artist's representative. You can shoot video in the festival area if those you are shooting agree on this. When shooting video, the unfortunate basic rule is that everything not permitted is forbidden.

Again, the stage security personnel may have different guidelines from the ones stated above, because of artists' wishes or security reasons. In order to get guidelines concerning each band you have to arrive at the stage five minutes before the gig starts at the latest. Camera personnel cannot go on the stage or the stage constructions. Remember also that the security personnel are responsible for safety on stage and they need space to do their work.

Festival press conference and other information

Information regarding Ilosaarirock is updated on the Media Centre notice board. You can find general information on Ilosaarirock, Joensuun Popmuusikot ry, as well as the city of Joensuu at the Media Centre.

Interview requests for artists

The media representatives do not have a direct access to the backstage artist areas. The VIP tent and the Media Centre, for example, are good places to arrange interviews in. The Media Centre staff will help in all possible ways with arranging times and places for interviews.

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