Blog

This blog 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.

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”I’ll learn Finnish some day” promised the last performer of Ilosaarirock, Jack White

16.7.2018 klo 17:36

The last performer of Ilosaarirock, Jack White, made the festival goers go wild on Sunday evening. White performed his own songs as well as hits from his time in White Stripes. Check how the gig went here! Read more »


Guitar melancholy and foggy waves of energy

16.7.2018 klo 02:02

Hurula offered Ilosaarirock guests a heartful punk pop experience at Metelli stage on Saturday. Read about the gig here! Read more »


Zara Larsson charmed on Saturday

15.7.2018 klo 19:02

The hot evening turned into a sweaty dance party as Zara Larsson's positive energy completed the sold-out Saturday at Ilosaarirock. Read more here! Read more »


Sweat, national anthems and heroes in green caps

15.7.2018 klo 18:53

Second attempt to break the skinny-dipping Guinness World Record took place at Ilosaarirock on Saturday. Our web press went along and reveals here what happened at the beach. Take a look! Read more »


Dress as you wish at Ilosaarirock

15.7.2018 klo 10:48

Ilosaarirock 2017: Dress as you wish at Ilosaarirock.

Are you still working on that perfect festival look? This summer's key words are glitter, fanny packs and imagination. Take a look at our stylish and practical tips to complete your look! Read more »


Gogol Bordello played their first gig at Ilosaarirock

14.7.2018 klo 18:30

Ilosaarirock 2017: Gogol Bordello played their first gig at Ilosaarirock.

Gogol Bordello drove the festival crowd wild with their first gig ever at Ilosaarirock on Friday night. The band has often been called as the best live band in the world and it did not let anyone down. Read about the gig here! Read more »


Nightwish autograph session attracted enthusiastic fans

14.7.2018 klo 16:20

Ilosaarirock 2017: Nightwish autograph session attracted enthusiastic fans.

A long line of Nightwish fans gathered to meet and get autographs from the band before their show on Friday evening. Read more »


”We are here” – Nightwish spectacle on Main stage

14.7.2018 klo 16:14

Ilosaarirock 2017: ”We are here”  – Nightwish spectacle on Main stage.

Symphonic metal music, impressive pyrotechnics, and a handsome firework show – a national pride and Friday's last performer Nightwish offered their fans the whole package. Read more »


Everyone to the water! Another attempt to break the skinny-dipping world record at Ilosaarirock

11.7.2018 klo 12:33

Ilosaarirock 2017: Everyone to the water! Another attempt to break the skinny-dipping world record at Ilosaarirock.

Hundreds of skinny-dippers tried to break the word record for the largest number of people swimming naked at once at Ilosaarirock last summer. Read more »


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