Joensuu Finland 15th–17th Jul 2016


This section informs you about how to get to Ilosaarirock, timetables of trains and Rokki buses as well as the festival's car and bicycle parking.

The 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.

Useful web resources

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

Connections to Joensuu

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

During Ilosaarirock Festival there will be extra carriages in trains as well as special Ilosaarirock Festival train from Helsinki to Joensuu and back. Festival train departs from Helsinki on Fri 15 at 8.22am and from Joensuu to Helsinki on Mon 18 at 2am. For more information, please visit

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. On Friday and Saturday the buses will also stop at the school accommodation on their way to Laulurinne. 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. Phone number for taxi is +358 601 10100.

Parking areas for cars

Ilosaarirock Festival goers can park their cars in the guarded multi-storey car park on Hallitie, next to festival site. The multi-storey car park is supervised by Joensuun Pysäköinti Oy (Joensuu Parking Ltd). You can park your car in the car park on Friday and drive away Sunday or Monday. You can visit at your car Saturday and Sunday.

Festival goers can also park their car next to Ilosaarirock camping sites, Ravileirintä and Niittyleirintä. Parking areas are open from Thursday 6pm to Monday 12 noon. There is a limited number of parking slots. In order for the traffic to function without any big jams please comply with the parking prohibitions. In addition to the festival security personnel, parking will be supervised by the police.

Price for parking is 16,50€ for advance reservations and 20€ purchased at gate. You can reserve your parking ticket in advance at Tiketti.

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. Bicycle park is open from 4pm to 2:30am (Fri) and from 11am to 2am (Sat and Sun). If you arrive by bicycle, please use guarded bicycle parking area. Parking fee is 2 euros.

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