About Ilosaarirock Festival

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Ilosaarirock, known locally as the best weekend of the summer, takes place in Joensuu from the 17th to the 19th of July, 2020. The festival is held at a scenic lakeside location (street address:†Linnunlahdentie 3), and is within walking distance from the city centre.

Ilosaarirock has been running since 1971, and is organised by the Joensuu Pop Musicians' Association, a non-profit organisation founded on the idea of supporting the live music scene. A share of the profits go to supporting local musicians, artists and cultural events, as well as towards environmental projects that aim to protect the local wildlife. Ilosaarirock prides itself on being independent, responsible and ethically- sound. The festival is much loved and treasured by both the organisers and guests, who return to the festival year after year.

One of the oldest and most legendary summer festivals in Finland, and with 60†000 – 70†000 annual guests, Ilosaarirock is also one of the biggest. The sought-after tickets are often sold out even before the festival begins. The carefully selected programme, beautiful natural surroundings and the amiable, easy-going atmosphere result in our guests wanting to come back for more. Brace yourself for the best weekend summer 2020 has to offer – and watch out: Ilosaarirock is highly addictive!


Three-day, two-day and one-day festival tickets as well as VIP tickets can be purchased from Lippu.fi and Tiketti.

All tickets must be exchanged to wristbands before entering the festival area. Wristband exchanges will begin during the festival week.

Changes to the line-up, schedules and other arrangements of the festival are always possible and will be communicated without delay. The general practice is that festival tickets cannot be returned or refunded due to such events.

Ilosaarirock does not have an age limit.

VIP tickets

Three-day VIP tickets can be purchased from Lippu.fi and Tiketti. VIP tickets include access to restricted VIP areas near the festivalís Main Stage and Main Tent. VIP ticket holders will be able to enter the festival site by using the VIP entry lane and VIP security check. VIP ticket holders also have access to indoor bathrooms inside the festival area.

Please note that VIP tickets do not include food or drink.

Age limit for Ilosaarirock Festival's VIP is 18 years.


In Joensuu, during Ilosaarirock you can choose to stay in camping sites right by the festival area, school accommodation or hotels in Joensuu and nearby areas.

The Ilosaarirock camping site tickets will be available for purchase in early 2020.

Payment options

You cannot pay with cash at Ilosaarirock Festival.


The guiding principle of the Ilosaarirock Festival arrangements is that everyone should feel welcome at our festival.

The Ilosaarirock Festival site is a park with dirt roads, and the area is more or less flat except for the uphill to the Main Tent area. Near the festival area, there is a parking area with a limited number of disabled parking spaces. To park your car there, you need a designated disabled parking permit. There are viewing platforms near the mixing desks of the Main Stage, the Main Tent and the Rento Stage. Toilets with wheelchair access are located near the viewing platforms and in toilet areas.

Assistants of disabled people do not need to buy a ticket to access the festival area. Assistants get their wristbands at the ticket changing points at the Main Gate.


Hundreds of volunteers attend Ilosaarirock Festival every year, with volunteering posts available in almost all areas of festival production. Most volunteering shifts take place during the festival weekend.

Application for volunteering at Ilosaarirock Festival 2020 will open in April.

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