Ilosaarirock, known locally as the best weekend of the summer, takes place over three days in Joensuu from the 14th to the 16th of July, 2023. The festival is held at a scenic lakeside location, and is within walking distance from the city centre.

Ilosaarirock has been running since 1971. 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 to 70 000 people annually for one happy, lively and openminded weekend.

Three-day tickets to the 2023 edition of Ilosaarirock are now available for purchase. Other ticket types, including two-day and one-day tickets as well as VIP tickets to llosaarirock 2023 will be available for purchase at a later date. All festival tickets must be exchanged for wristbands before entering the festival area.

Special priced three-day Kivra Early Bird tickets (149 €) to Ilosaarirock 2023 can be purchased exclusively through Tiketti, delivered to Kivra. There are limited amounts of Kivra Early Bird tickets available.

Age limits

Ilosaarirock Festival does not have an age limit, but we recommend that children under 12 years old are accompanied by an adult. Under 8-year-olds get in for free with an adult who has a ticket.


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.

In addition to regular VIP tickets, you also have the option to purchase a VIP & DINNER ticket that includes a tasty buffet for each festival day.

All VIP tickets to the 2023 edition of Ilosaarirock Festival will be available for purchase at a later date.

Ilosaarirock’s VIP is R-18.

Ticket returns

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.

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