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

Interview requests for both Finnish and foreign artists must be made directly to the artist's record company. You will find the contact information below. If necessary, the staff at Media Centre will forward requests to 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.

Contact information of artists for interview requests

Foreign artists

  • Ewert & The Two Dragons: Fullsteam / Johannes Kinnunen,
  • The Hellacopters: Lugerinc AB / Joakim Skoglund,  · +46 (0)8 665 0187
  • Imagine Dragons: Universal / Anniina Bauman,  · tel. +358 50 369 1652
  • Leprous: Sony / Liina Rislakki, 
  • Mew: Live Nation / Valter Filosof,
  • Millencolin: Playground Music,
  • : Sony / Marjo Nevalainen,  · tel. +358 20 742 1500
  • Parov Stelar: Fullsteam / Johannes Kinnunen,
  • Pixies: Fullsteam / Johannes Kinnunen,
  • Rag'n'Bone Man: Sony / Marjo Nevalainen, marjo.nevalainen'+'@'+'sonymusic.com'); · tel. +358 20 742 1500
  • Royal Blood: Warner / Ramona Forsström, · tel. +358 10 841 7517
  • Nothing But Thieves: Sony / Marjo Nevalainen, marjo.nevalainen'+'@'+'sonymusic.com'); · tel. +358 20 742 1500
  • Zeke: Fullsteam / Johannes Kinnunen,

Domestic artists

  • Alex Mattson: Sony / Pirita Pykäläinen,
  • Battle Beast: Eero Sipilä,
  • Cityman: Alt Agency / Antti Hietala, · tel. +358 44 560 8969
  • Dallas Kalevala: Vild Music / Martin Linnankoski,  · tel. +358 45 634 6656
  • Disco Ensemble: Fullsteam / Katja Vauhkonen,
  • Elias Gould: Warner / Inka Laitinen,
  • Ellinoora: Warner / Isadora Kamotskin,
  • Evelina: Universal / Satu Snellman,
  • Gettomasa: Warner / Inka Laitinen,
  • Ghost World: Svart / Ville Valavuo,
  • Haloo Helsinki!: Sony / Tommi Saarikosi, · tel. +358 40 532 7345
  • Happoradio: Fullsteam / Katja Vauhkonen, · tel. +35840 747 9933
  • Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble: No Problem! Music,
  • The Holy: Michael MacDonald, · tel. +46 725 544 305
  • Huoratron: Fullsteam / Johannes Kinnunen,
  • Insomnium: Sony / Liina Rislakki, 
  • J. Karjalainen: Warner / Inka Laitinen,
  • Jarkko Martikainen & Luotetut Miehet: Sony / Liina Rislakki, · tel. +358 40 706 0286
  • Jenni Vartiainen: Warner / Carla Ahonius,
  • JVG: Warner / Inka Laitinen,
  • Kauriinmetsästäjät:
  • Kube: Monsp,
  • Lihamyrsky & Karri Koira: Lihamyrsky / Keijo Kiiskinen, · tel. +358 41 534 5395
  • Karri Koira: Jannika Nyqvist / Universal, · tel. +358 40 684 2029
  • Litku Klemetti & Tuntematon Numero: Alt Agency / Johannes Leppänen, · tel. +358 44 244 4984
  • MC Taakibörsta: All Day / Jenny Lahti, · tel. +358 50 346 2299
  • Mäkki: Universal / Jannika Nyqvist,
  • Negatiiviset Nuoret: Rähinä Records / Essi Kivitie, · tel. +358 10 325 6400
  • Oranssi Pazuzu: Blow Up That Gramophone / Esa Valkeajärvi, · tel. +358 400 852 565
  • Pariisin Kevät: Fullsteam / Katja Vauhkonen, · tel. +358 40 747 9933
  • Perikato: Svart / Ville Valavuo,
  • Poets of the Fall: Liekki Promotion / Nora Norrlin, 
  • Popeda: Universal / Tara Kojonen, · tel. +358 50 467 3269
  • Reino Nordin: PME / Noora Kärki, 
  • Satellite Stories: Universal / Tara Kojonen,
  • S-Tool: Fullsteam / Toni Ritonen,
  • Sonata Arctica: Sony / Liina Rislakki, 
  • Teflon Brothers: Universal / Jannika Nyqvist, · tel. +358 40 684 2029
  • Timo Rautiainen ja Trio Niskalaukaus: Sony / Liina Rislakki, · tel. +358 40 706 0286
  • Turmion Kätilöt: Nem Agency / Rowan Rafferty, · tel. +358 50 585 7300
  • Tuure Kilpeläinen & Kaihon Karavaani: Universal / Satu Snellman, · tel. +358 40 508 8190
  • Tuuttimörkö: Monsp / Keijo Kiiskinen, · tel. +358 41 534 5395
  • Töölön Ketterä: PME / Noora Kärki, · tel. +358 44 981 1633
  • Ultra Bra: Universal / Tara Kojonen,
  • Vapaa Maa:
  • Vesala: Warner / Isadora Kamotskin, · tel. +358 45 120 9931
  • Vesta: Vild Music/ Martin Linnankoski, · tel. +358 45 634 6656
  • VITOS:
  • Wasted:
  • Younghearted: Warner / Aino-Kuutamo Uusitorppa,
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