In Joensuu, during Ilosaarirock you can choose to stay in a camping site right by the festival area or in hotels and private accommodations in Joensuu and nearby areas.

Ilosaari Camping

The official campsite of the Ilosaarirock Festival is “Holiday Linnunlahti” located right next to the festival area. Special Ilosaari Camping tickets providing access to this well-equipped camping site that operates all year round are sold throughout the festival weekend.

The camping tickets are personal, not tent or campervan/caravan specific, so each campsite guest must buy their own camping ticket.

Campsite Services

Ilosaari Camping offers its campsite guests all the normal Holiday Linnunlahti services – with some extra features added especially for the festival-goers. The services include e.g.:

  • Private gate to the festival area
  • Sauna available from morning ‘til afternoon
  • Indoor toilets plus additional toilet facilities
  • Warm showers
  • Outdoor summer kitchen and barbecue areas
  • Plenty of water taps
  • Plenty of mobile phone charging stations
  • 24-hour reception
  • Licenced area for serving alcohol, a café and food sales
  • Rock Brunch (not included in the camping ticket price)
  • Nearest grocery store 500 metres away

Silent & Green

Located at the edge of the campsite, Silent & Green is an exclusive zone of the Ilosaari Camping area that quiets down for the night. You can opt for the Silent & Green zone, when purchasing your Ilosaari Camping ticket. There are a limited number of places available.

Campervans & Caravans

There are a limited number of pitches with an electric hook-up and a number of non-electric pitches available at the Ilosaari Camping site for campervans and caravans. We recommend you book your spot in advance. The pitches are located in the close vicinity of the tent area and are allocated at a first come first served basis. In addition to the campervan/caravan fee, each guest staying at the campsite must also buy their own personal Ilosaari Camping ticket. Other nearby areas for campervans/caravans are located at the Jokiasema campsite.

Sleeping in vehicles that are not officially registered as campervans/caravans is forbidden.

Ilosaari Camping General Info

  • The age limit at Ilosaari Camping is 12.
  • Cars are not allowed in the Ilosaari Camping site during the festival weekend. There is a secure multi-storey car park close to the campsite, where you can park your car.
  • Bringing food and drink to the Ilosaari Camping site is allowed.
  • Tents cannot be joined together. The safe distance between tents is 1 meter.
  • If you wish to bring a large military-style field camp tent (“puolijoukkueteltta”), please contact beforehand.
  • Gazebos and tarp canopies are forbidden for safety reasons.
  • Bringing pets to the area is not allowed.
  • Open fires and barbecuing are only permitted in the designated BBQ areas.
  • Bringing furniture to the campsite is not allowed.
  • There are recycling bins for litter at the campsite. Please only bring things that you take back home with you.

For more information, please contact:

Hotels in Joensuu

The nearest hotels are located in Joensuu city centre, approximately a 1,5 kilometer distance from the Ilosaarirock festival site.

Sokos Hotel Kimmel
Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Scandic Joensuu
GreenStar Hotel Joensuu
Lietsu Boutique Aparthotel

Alternate accommodations

Once Ilosaarirock nears, more private accommodation options become available. Accommodations such as locals’ apartments and vacation homes can be searched for on AirBnb or

Please be aware of possible scammers when reserving your private accommodations! We recommend you book your stay via verified channels or people you know and can identify. If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is! Ilosaarirock Festival is not responsible for any possible scams you may encounter when reserving a private accommodation.

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