Ilosaarirock Festival, founded in 1971, is an outdoor festival for all ages. The event takes place at Laulurinne in Joensuu (street address: Linnunlahdentie 3) at a lakeside close to the city centre.

Ilosaarirock Festival is a three-day weekend that takes place 13.–15.7.2018. The three-day festival ticket is for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, when a huge variety of events fills up the entire festival area. Tickets can be bought from, Tiketti and record shop Levy-Eskot in Joensuu.

The large camping sites and parking areas are located right next to the festival area, and the distance between your tent and the stages can be just a few metres. Ilosaarirock is committed to offering its festival-goers great food, drinks and relaxation. The festival area offers all the essentials from diverse food to bathrooms, cloakrooms and free water taps, not forgetting accessibility.

Our most important values are volunteering, environmental protection and our love for live music. A share of the profits goes to supporting local bands and artists.

With its 60,000+ annual guests, Ilosaarirock Festival is one of the largest festivals in Finland. The event is organised by Joensuu Pop Musicians' Association, a non-profit association founded on the idea of supporting live music.

Festival area

The festival site Laulurinne is a park-like area designed specially for large events with green grass and a beach. Ilosaarirock Festival has five stages, plenty of different services and entertainment.

Ticket sales

Ilosaarirock Festival tickets sales are operated by and Tiketti. In Joensuu you can buy tickets from record store Levy-Eskot, Carelicum or Prisma.

Changing ticket for wristband

At Rokkikontti, located next to Joensuu Art Museum (street address: Kirkkokatu 23), you can change tickets to the wristband from Monday 9th July onwards.

You can change your ticket for a wristband on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at ticket change point next to the Main Gate.

Changing ticket for wristband at Rokkikontti, next to Joensuu Art Museum:
From Monday to Wednesday from 10am to 5pm
Thursday and Friday from 10am to 7pm
Saturday from 10am to 2pm

Changing ticket for wristband at the Main Gate:
Friday from 2pm to 1am
Saturday from 11am to 1am
Sunday from 11am to 11pm

Please change your festival ticket to the wristband at the camping site gate when you are checking in to Niittyleirintä or Ravileirintä camping.

Information desk and lost & found

The Ilosaarirock Festival information desk help the festival guests in all questions and queries about the festival. The information desk is located near the Main Gate. It is open 24 hours a day from Friday onwards.

During the festival weekend, any lost property will be taken to the information desk. After the festival from Monday 1 pm onwards, all lost property will be taken care of by North Carelian Lost and Found Office:

Cloakrooms (Narikka)

Cloakrooms are located after the Main Gate are open throughout the weekend. Please note that you can have your items back from the cloakroom only if you have a cloakroom ticket!

Cloackroom opening hours:
Friday 2pm – 2:30am
Saturday 11am – 2:30am
Sunday 11am – 2:30am

Cloakrooms cost 4€ / each visit.

As cloakrooms are closed for the night, remember to fetch your items in time. The festival is not responsible for items left in unmanned cloakrooms.


The festival area features various services from phone charging stations to food stalls that cater to meatlovers, vegetarians and vegans alike, not forgetting special dietery requirements.

There are also vendors in the festival area selling clothes and jewellery, amongst other things. The official Ilosaarirock Festival merchandise (t-shirts, hoodies, bags, etc) are sold by Longplay Music. Official festival merchandise can also be bought from Longplay Music's online store.

There are several licenced bar areas in the Ilosaarirock Festival area with varying product ranges. The age limit for all licenced bar areas is 18 years. Be prepared to prove your age: always keep an official identification document with you (a photo ID card, a passport, or a driving licence).

There are several toilet areas and free water taps in the festival site, also for the handicapped.


The guiding principle of the Ilosaarirock Festival arrangements is that everyone should feel welcome at our festival.

The Ilosaarirock Festival site is a park with dirt roads, and the area is more or less flat except for the uphill to the Main Tent area. Near the festival area, there is a parking area with a limited number of disabled parking spaces. To park your car there, you need a designated disabled parking permit. There are viewing platforms near the mixing desks of the Main Stage, the Main Tent and the Rento Stage. Toilets with wheelchair access are located near the viewing platforms and in toilet areas.

Assistants of disabled people do not need to buy a ticket to access the festival area. Assistants get their wristbands at the ticket changing points at the Main Gate.

Ticket refunds

Changes to the line-up, schedules and other arrangements of the festival are always possible and will be communicated without delay. The general practice is that festival tickets cannot be returned or refunded due to such events.

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