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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.

Second festival day started colorfully with a color powder party

14.7.2019 klo 13:37

Ilosaarirock 2017: Second festival day started colorfully with a color powder party.

One of the partners of Ilosaarirock this year is the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland. The Union is celebrating their 100th anniversary at the same time. We ventured to a color powder party organised by the Union to see how colorful Linnunlahti beach can be. Read more »


Looking for a festival fling? These six tips will help!

14.7.2019 klo 12:16

Ilosaarirock 2017: Looking for a festival fling? These six tips will help!.

A touch of rain has tempered the festival crowd now and then, but what better way to heat up the night than a little romance? If you're still single and ready to mingle, take a look at these tips from the festival audience. Read more »


Camping sites compared – there is a place for partying and a place for relaxing

13.7.2019 klo 22:46

Ilosaarirock 2017: Camping sites compared – there is a place for partying and a place for relaxing.

For many people, one of the most essential festival experiences of Ilosaarirock is partying at Ravileirintä camping. There is also a more peaceful option for relaxing. You can read about the best features of both camping sites here and choose where you stand. Read more »


Architects filled Main Tent with sharp riffs

13.7.2019 klo 13:57

Ilosaarirock 2017: Architects filled Main Tent with sharp riffs.

British metalcore band Architects drove the festival crowd wild with new songs and older material in Main Tent on Friday evening. Read more »


Intriguing contradictions of Pale Waves

13.7.2019 klo 13:50

Ilosaarirock 2017: Intriguing contradictions of Pale Waves.

British up-and-comer Pale Waves performed for the first time in Finland in Ilosaarirock on Friday evening. Read more »


Desperation made me a stand-up comedian

12.7.2019 klo 23:07

Ilosaarirock 2017: Desperation made me a stand-up comedian.

British comedian Joe Sutherland questions our rigid thoughts of masculinity and gender roles. According to him stand-up is more addicting than drugs. Read more »


Peace, love and rock n’roll — Ilosaarirock’s values wall vibes with good atmosphere and caring

12.7.2019 klo 22:30

Ilosaarirock 2017: Peace, love and rock n’roll — Ilosaarirock’s values wall vibes with good atmosphere and caring.

This year, festival goers are first greeted by a big wall packed with colorful words. The writing on the wall describes ideas and values that are important to Ilosaarirock. But which of them are dearest and nearest to the festival crowd? And which ones are needed for the best weekend of the summer? Read more »


Yummy yummy FOOD!

11.7.2019 klo 15:34

Ilosaarirock 2017: Yummy yummy FOOD!.

Festivals are all about good music and chilling in a relaxed atmosphere, but also about great food! Ilosaarirock caters for all tastes and cravings. You gotta eat to keep up your festival spirit! Read more »


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