Joensuu Finland 15th–17th Jul 2016

Festival Life

The Festival Life page 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.

Latest photos

Møtions popped their festival cherry

16.7.2016 klo 17:20

Motions. Kuva: Markus Korpi-Hallila

Even though this was the first festival gig of local duo Møtions the spirit runs wild and the talent of the group was evident. The history of the band is intertwined with the history of Ilosaarirock.

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A metal drummer’s dream come true

13.7.2016 klo 18:31

Waltteri Väyrynen. Kuva: Terhi Ylimäinen.

The gothic and death metal legend Paradise Lost play their only gig in Finland this summer at Ilosaarirock. Waltteri Väyrynen, a Finnish 21-year-old drummer, has big shoes to fill as the legendary band’s tour drummer. We interviewed Väyrynen in May before Paradise Lost’s summer tour, and it turns out he’s been a frequent visitor at Ilosaarirock himself.

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Fancy a hotel room at camping site?

1.7.2016 klo 13:50


The camping sites at Ilosaarirock Festival are where new friendships are born, romances bloom and unforgettable memories are created. In other words, it is where the magic happens.

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