Ilosaarirock, known locally as the best weekend of the summer, takes place over three days in Joensuu from the 16th to the 18th of July, 2021. The festival is held at a scenic lakeside location, and is within walking distance from the city centre.

Ilosaarirock has been running since 1971, making the 2021 edition of the festival its 50th. The festival is organised by Joensuu Pop Musicians’ Association, a non-profit organisation founded on the idea of supporting the live music scene.

Ilosaarirock Festival is much loved and treasured by both the organisers and guests, bringing together a crowd of 67 000 people annually for one happy, lively and openminded weekend.

Three-day tickets as well as VIP-tickets to the 2021 edition of Ilosaarirock are now available for purchase. Two-day and one-day tickets will be available for purchase at a later date. All festival tickets must be exchanged to wristbands before entering the festival area.

Tickets to Ilosaarirock 2021 can be purchased from our website or from and Tiketti.

Ilosaarirock does not have an age limit.


Ilosaarirock VIP offers an exclusive and unforgettable way to experience the festival. Our VIP customers gain access to restricted VIP areas near the festival’s Main Stage and Main Tent. Comfortable seating areas and exclusive drink menus available only to our VIP customers are just a few of the perks that come with the Ilosaarirock VIP experience.

VIP ticket holders will be able to enter the festival site by using the VIP entry lane. VIP ticket holders also have access to indoor bathrooms inside the festival area.

Ilosaarirock’s VIP is R-18.

VIP tickets to the 2021 festival can be purchased from our website or from and Tiketti.

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