Ilosaarirock Festival 12th – 14th July 2013

Feb 13, 2013
Contact: if.kcoriraasoli@aidem

Ilosaarirock Festival announces more additions to lineup

Ilosaarirock Festival announced a part of the line-up and the new look for the upcoming summer festival on 13 February. In addition to the previously announced Motörhead, Sigur Rós, Hot Chip and Nightwish, Joensuu Laulurinne will host electro artist Squarepusher (UK), post-rock and metal group Pelican (USA), American-Jamaican reggae artist Tarrus Riley, and Witchcraft (SWE) who play doom and stoner rock with a modern twist.

– It is important for us to get the best names in all music genres to the festival, and the one's published on Sulo day are precisely that. The fans of electric music have demanded Squarepusher for years, and finally it happens. Riley's sweet voice is perfect for the beach of Rento Stage. Pelican and Witchcraft on the other hand bring enough unpredictability to the metal department, concludes program manager Panu Hattunen.

Alongside the international acts, Ilosaarirock Festival announced 16 Finnish acts, including metal bands Wintersun and Mokoma, forest-folk group Hexvessel, popular indie artists Satellite Stories and The Scenes, and Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä raha who combine Balkan beats to Finnish folk music tradition.

Ilosaarirock Festival is held at Laulurinne, Joensuu from 12 to 14 July. The two-day festival tickets and one-day tickets are now for sale.

Ilosaarirock Festival 2013, confirmed bands by February 13th:

Hot Chip (UK)
Motörhead (UK)
Pelican (USA)
Sigur Rós (ISL)
Squarepusher (UK)
Tarrus Riley (USA)
Witchcraft (SWE)

Disco Ensemble
Eevil Stöö, DJ Kridlokk & Koksukoo
Haloo Helsinki
Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä raha
Karri Koira
Pearly Gates
Pää Kii
Ruger Hauer
Satellite Stories
The Scenes

Sulo Club Friday 12 July:

22-Pistepirkko with Super Horns
Ismo Alanko
J. Karjalainen
Laura Närhi
Mariska & Pahat Sudet

Joensuu Pop Musicians' Association P.O.Box 240 FIN-80101 Joensuu, Finland   Ask about Ilosaarirock Festival: if.kcoriraasoli@ofni