News

16th Apr 2021

Ilosaarirock Festival will not take place in the summer of 2021

We are hugely sorry to announce that, due to the rapidly changing and largely uncertain situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to cancel Ilosaarirock Festival for 2021. The decision has been made with a very heavy heart.

Ilosaarirock lives and breathes the unforgettable encounters and shared experiences of the tens of thousands of festival-goers who come together for what is widely known as "the best weekend of the summer". We believe that Ilosaarirock deserves to be celebrated at full throttle, and a scaled-down version of it just will not do. Since the current situation is so unpredictable, it is simply not possible to go ahead and organise an event of this size and scale.

By cancelling this year's festival we are able to secure the future of Ilosaarirock. Even though things are looking quite bleak at the moment, we believe that the future is bright: as soon as it is feasible, we will gather together with you, the most awesome festival crowd in the world, at our beautiful festival area and start making up for lost time. So, hang in there and get ready to party like you've never partied before!

The best way to support Ilosaarirock and make sure that we continue organising the festival for many years to come is to hold on to your existing ticket or buy one for next year. Tickets that have already been purchased for 2020 or 2021 will still be valid for the 2022 festival as they are. Therefore, if you are planning to join the party next year, there is no need to do anything - simply hold on to your ticket. The 2022 edition of Ilosaarirock Festival will be held from the 15th to the 17th of July.

We miss each and every one of you and can't wait to dance, sing and party with you next summer. Inspired by the prospect of seeing you guys have a good time once again, we have already started working hard to make sure that Ilosaarirock Festival will be the best weekend of summer 2022. Since we take your enjoyment very seriously, we have some great things planned for next year.

If you would like to return your festival ticket for 2020 or 2021, you can claim a refund until the 16th of July 2021. The instructions for the refund process can be found here.

Even though we cannot physically gather at the festival site this summer, we will continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ilosaarirock with you online - with guaranteed social distancing! Follow us on social media to keep the festival spirit going and stay tuned to the anniversary celebrations.

Thanks again for your patience and understanding. Please take care of yourselves and look after one another.