Ilosaarirock Joensuu 3 days 14th-16th July 2017

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.



Interview: Royal Blood – Very. Fucking. Loud.

16.7.2017 klo 20:52

Ilosaarirock 2017: Interview: Royal Blood – Very. Fucking. Loud..

Royal Blood takes a Finnish stage for the first time in Ilosaarirock. The band told us that they have been very busy this summer and their best moment has been their gig in Glastonbury. Hopefully, Ilosaarirock will top that. Read more »


The longest loading ramp in Europe?

16.7.2017 klo 20:07

Ilosaarirock 2017: The longest loading ramp in Europe?.

Ilosaarirock's technical producer Pekka Kupiainen says that feedback from the bands is nearly unanimously positive. And the loading ramp at the Main Stage is slightly less frightening this year. Read more »



Triumph of Insomnium

16.7.2017 klo 14:49

Ilosaarirock 2017: Triumph of Insomnium.

Insomnium and The Joensuu City Orchestra made metal history today at Ilosaarirock with their once in a lifetime joint gig. Read more »






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