Useful web resources | Connections to Joensuu | Festival bus service | Parking areas | Bicycle parking

Ilosaarirock Festival takes place in Joensuu, a city that is easy to reach both on one's own means and by public transport.

Remember that green attitude starts with small deeds: pack your car up with friends instead of driving on your own, or use public transport! Various organisations around the country also arrange coach rides to Ilosaarirock.

The festival site is at Laulurinne (street address: Linnunlahdentie 3), which is about one kilometre from downtown Joensuu. The Joensuu railway station and the bus stops to Ilosaarirock Festival are about two kilometres from the festival site. Ilosaarirock, or ”Rokki” buses, which are free of charge, run between the railway station and Laulurinne.

Useful web resources

Google Maps / Joensuu and Ilosaarirock:
Facts for visitors:
Joensuu tourist guide: Read online at
General information about Finland:
Wikitravel / Joensuu:

Connections to Joensuu

By train:
By bus:,,
By air: Finnair (Helsinki – Joensuu – Helsinki)
Travel planner:

Festival bus service

The festival bus service ("Rokki" buses) runs all weekend between the Joensuu railway station and the festival site Laulurinne after the arrival of each train. On Sunday you can take the Rokki bus back to the railway station. The buses leave from the railway station as soon as they are full so there is no timetable as such.

There will be temporary taxi rank next to festival area at front of Joensuu Science Park.

Parking areas for cars

The official parking for Ilosaarirock Festival is situated next to the festival site, by Ravileirintä camping. Parking areas are open from Friday to Monday. Ilosaarirock Festival is responsible for the parking arrangements. There will be a limited number of parking slots. You are not allowed to stay overnight in your car.

You can find more information about accommodation and parking here.

Bicycle parking during festival weekend

Close to the festival site Laulurinne, about 150 metres from the Main gate, there is a guarded bicycle parking area. Parking fee is 3 euros.

Bicycle park is open:
Friday 2pm to 2:30am
Saturday 11am to 2:30am
Sunday 11am to 2:30am

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

If you arrive by bicycle, please use guarded bicycle parking area.

< Back to Info


Main partners

Koff     Lidl