All three-day VIP tickets as well as Friday, Saturday, and Sunday one-day VIP tickets for Ilosaarirock 2023 have sold out.
Other ticket types for the festival are still available at the main gate and online stores via Lippu.fi and Tiketti for the time being. However, it's not advisable to procrastinate with ticket purchases – things are moving fast right now!
Ilosaarirock Festival kicks off at the sun-kissed Laulurinne in Joensuu! The 51st edition of Ilosaarirock is expected to attract over 65,000 festival-goers throughout the weekend.
All VIP ticket types for Ilosaarirock have already sold out, and some of the regular ticket types are also approaching a similar status. Among the performers on the opening day of Ilosaarirock are Ursus Factory, Gettomasa, Bloodred Hourglass, Cyan Kicks, VV, Pihlaja, and The Prodigy.
– The festival has sold extremely well in advance, and the recent sunnier change in the weather forecasts has clearly accelerated the festivalgoers' rush to buy tickets. These last few days will determine whether we'll sell out some of our festival days, says Lauri Ruotsalainen, Sales and Marketing Manager of Ilosaarirock.
Currently available festival tickets for Ilosaarirock can be purchased at the festival's main gate as well as at Tiketti and Lippu.fi outlets. Ilosaarirock will be celebrated at Laulurinne in Joensuu from July 14th to 16th.
The legendary Ilosaarirock signing sessions, provided by our beloved media partner YleX, will once again get the festival site buzzing throughout the entire festival weekend! Come meet your favorite artists on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!
The artists at YleX Meet & Greet this year are the delightful American pop sensation Benson Boone, the amazing singer-songwriters Pihlaja, Anna Puu, and Aliisa Syrjä, the popular rap group Gasellit, and the wonderful pop trio KUUMAA. Come say hello and get autographs from all your favorites!
YLEX MEET & GREET SCHEDULE
Friday, July 14th
18:00 Benson Boone
Saturday, July 15th
16:00 Anna Puu
Sunday, July 16th
19:00 Aliisa Syrjä
Summer’s best weekend is so much more than just good music! Explore the versatile area program and get refamiliarised with old favorites and discover new surprises and experiences.
Bringing excitement and speed to the festival days are activities such as wakeboarding at the Water Sports Center Laituri, the Festival Disc Golf World Championships, and Rullalautailijat Joensuusta ry’s traditional skateboarding competitions. At Ilosaari Lounge, you can indulge in relaxation with programs like Story Time with Jusu Lounela, Ilosaarirock’s official Coffee Break as well as quality comedy and live performances. Additionally, the area program will include magic shows, spontaneous theater performances, a wheel of fortune, and shopping opportunities ranging from the Ilosaarirock Shop to VIP-Suliman's festival accessories.
Phew! Check out the entire area program, experiences, and shopping locations on our website here.
More information about the food and beverage offerings at Ilosaarirock will be released very soon!
What time do the festival gates open? When will my favorite acts perform? How long can I dance around at the disco? The answers to all your schedule-related questions can now be found on our website – Ilosaarirock’s set times have been released!
In addition to the previously announced and completed festival program, the stages of Ilosaarirock will also be taken over by YleX AFTERPARTY: Windows95man on Friday, and the legendary Juustodisco, captained by DJ Janne Laurila, on Saturday night. Other auxiliary or side programs of the 2023 edition of Ilosaarirock will be announced in June.
Check out the schedules here.
We would also like to remind you that the prices of all Ilosaarirock festival tickets will increase at the beginning of June. Don't dilly-dally – get yours here.
We’re now accepting applications for volunteers at the 2023 edition of Ilosaarirock Festival! If a peek behind the curtain of one of Finland’s biggest and oldest music festivals sounds like your jam, apply to be a volunteer at Ilosaarirock here.
Volunteer tasks at Ilosaarirock can vary from recycling and cleaning to customer service and catering – there’s plenty to do! No special skills are required so anyone and everyone can apply to volunteer at Ilosaarirock. We welcome and urge people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to take part in putting together summer’s best weekend with us!
You can read more about the volunteer tasks and the benefits of volunteering at Ilosaarirock here.
See you at the festival!
The lineup for the 2023 edition of Ilosaarirock Festival is complete! Finnish superstars from ALMA to Käärijä and Paperi T to Ursus Factory add the final touches to the 2023 festival programme. Sounds like summer’s best weekend if you ask us!
The final acts confirmed for the 2023 edition of Ilosaarirock are magnificent singer-songwriters ALMA and Maija Vilkkumaa, metal sensation Bloodred Hourglass, Finnish rap & hip hop names Paperi T, Etta, jambo and Jami Faltin, Finland’s Eurovision representative Käärijä, delightful pop bands KUUMAA and Younghearted, Finnish R&B favorite Karri Koira, electronic and heavy music combining group Cyan Kicks, blissful live acts Ursus Factory and Vesterinen Yhtyeineen, delicious electrodance serving Detalji as well as Finland’s brightest and greatest jazz musician Linda Fredriksson Juniper.
- This last lineup announcement really embodies Ilosaarirock’s spirit. You want that powerful, blazing metal, we’ve got it. Delicious pop hits are what you’re after? We’ve got you. You’d love a bit of smooth jazz? Oh, we’ve got you! All that really matters to us is that the music’s good, and we definitely won’t say no to some goosebumps and groove, describes our promoter Panu.
Along with the sixteen names added to the lineup today, Ilosaarirock 2023 will see performances by The Prodigy (UK), Years & Years (UK), Ava Max (US), Apulanta, Benson Boone (US), Carpenter Brut (FR), Dylan (UK), Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (UK), Gettomasa, Jacob Banks (UK), JVG, Sleep Token (UK), Vesala, VV and dozens of others.
Previously added to the lineup, pop star Nelli Matula has had to cancel all her upcoming shows, including her performance at Ilosaarirock. Some changes to the festival’s daily programme have also been made as the rap duo Eevil Stöö & Stepa’s gig has been moved to Sunday, 16th of July instead of the previously announced Saturday, 15th of July.
You can find the finished lineup as well as the daily programme of Ilosaarirock here. The daily schedules and set times will be announced during spring.
All festival tickets, including three-day, two-day and one-day tickets as well as VIP tickets are available for purchase here. Get yours while you can!
Albanian-American pop sensation Ava Max (US) and genre non-conforming, mysterious British group Sleep Token (UK) will perform at Ilosaarirock in July! Following the line-up announcement, Ilosaarirock’s daily programme is now out and all festival ticket types are available for purchase.
Ava Max made her commercial breakthrough back in 2018 with her comically and cosmically huge international hit single Sweet but Psycho, which shot straight to the top of the charts in more than 20 countries. The gifted singer makes music, where dance-ready melodies go hand in hand with soul crushing lyricism about life, love and what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. The vibe is pure euphoric dance pop, with songs dressed in rich neon colors and dipped in sugar, spice and everything nice.
Nowadays, Ava Max is one of the most listened to artists in the world. Drawing musical and visual comparisons to the likes of Lady Gaga, Bebe Rexha and Dua Lipa, Ava Max is the perfect, multicolored pop diva, whose dance anthems you won’t wanna miss at Ilosaarirock.
British collective Sleep Token is a true riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Sonically, the group is a beautiful mixture of rock, metal, and pop, all bound together by an almost ritualistic feel and ambience that is characteristic of Sleep Token’s recordings and especially their live shows. The group’s dream-like lyrics, inspired by age-old myths from all around the world, transport you to a time and place where Sleep Token feel weirdly and deeply familiar, despite their enigmatic anonymity.
Though the anonymity adds a whole new dimension to the experience of listening to their music, it is clear from how Sleep Token play that it is, in fact, all about the music – and only the music. In their own words, the group doesn’t place any value on who they are, but instead on what they make.
– This line-up announcement sort of perfectly sums up what Ilosaarirock is all about. On one hand, we’ve got your global chart-topping pop diva, and on the other, an enigmatic, genre-bending collective, all ready to put on a great show for all festival goers. We’ve got something for everyone, grins our promoter Panu.
Following today’s line-up announcement, Ilosaarirock’s daily programme is now out and all festival ticket types from three-day tickets to two-day and one-day tickets are now available for purchase. Snag yours here or straight via our official ticketing partners Tiketti and Lippu.fi.
Along with Ava Max and Sleep Token, the 2023 edition of Ilosaarirock will see performances by The Prodigy (UK), Years & Years (UK), Benson Boone (US), Carpenter Brut (FR), Dylan (UK), Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (UK), Jacob Banks (UK), JVG, Stam1na, Vesala, VV and dozens of others!
More line-up announcements will be made during early spring. All in all, more than 60 bands and artists will take the stage at Ilosaarirock 2023. Stay tuned!
Finland’s biggest and undeniably most popular band JVG will perform at Ilosaarirock this July! The charismatic rap duo, fronted by Jare and VilleGalle, is making a stop at Laulurinne as part of their lengthy summer tour.
It is near impossible to form enough words to describe the phenomenon that is Finland’s biggest and brightest band, but thankfully, just three letters will do: JVG. With a career spanning more than a decade now, the duo has certainly had their cake and eaten it, too – with no signs of stopping any time soon.
JVG has achieved everything a band their scale can in Finland, with multiple awards, their sheer dominance over the country’s top playlists and radio stations, sold-out shows ranging from clubs to arenas and a feature-length documentary about their incredible career. And their next stop? The historic Helsinki Olympic Stadium in August for a massive concert (and a sure-fire generational experience) of their own. PHEW!
Come and see what the fuss is all about at JVG’s incredible show at Ilosaarirock this July!
Along with JVG, the 2023 edition of Ilosaarirock Festival will see performances by genre-defining electronic dance music icon The Prodigy (UK), modern pop music pioneer Years & Years (UK), the most successful and internationally cherished Finnish rockstar Ville Valo aka VV, Finnish rock band Apulanta, beloved Finnish artist and extraordinaire Vesala, sensational young popstar Benson Boone (US), French synthwave giant Carpenter Brut (FR), Britain’s most exciting, emerging pop-rock talent Dylan (UK), the punk-rock group known for their raucous and energetic live shows, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (UK), as well as soulful singer-songwriter Jacob Banks (UK).
Other acts include Finland’s biggest rap star Gettomasa, fan-favorite metal group Stam1na, electro-pop’s supergroup Ruusut, indiepop phenomenon pehmoaino as well as Aliisa Syrjä, Anna Puu, Antti Autio + Jouset, Arppa, BESS, Costi, Gasellit, Eevil Stöö & Stepa, Ismo Alanko, Kissa, Knipi, Malla, Maustetytöt, Michael Monroe, Mouhous, Nelli Matula, Olavi Uusivirta, Pihlaja, Ramses II, Scandinavian Music Group, Sexmane, Stoned Statues, Turisti and Yona.
Our next lineup announcement is just around the corner, hang tight! The 2023 lineup of Ilosaarirock consists of more than 60 artists and bands.
Three-day tickets and three-day VIP tickets are available for purchase here. Other ticket types, including two-day and one-day tickets and one-day VIP tickets will be available for purchase in a jiff.
Among the first acts announced for the 2023 edition of Ilosaarirock Festival are genre-defining electronic dance music icon The Prodigy (UK), modern pop music pioneer Years & Years (UK), the most successful and internationally cherished Finnish rockstar Ville Valo aka VV, Finnish rock band Apulanta and beloved Finnish artist and extraordinaire Vesala.
Ilosaarirock’s international acts also include sensational young popstar Benson Boone (US), French synthwave giant Carpenter Brut (FR), Britain’s most exciting, emerging pop-rock talent Dylan (UK), the punk-rock group known for their raucous and energetic live shows, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (UK), as well as soulful singer-songwriter Jacob Banks (UK).
Other Ilosaarirock Festival acts include Finland’s biggest rap star Gettomasa, fan-favorite metal group Stam1na, electro-pop’s supergroup Ruusut, indiepop phenomenon pehmoaino as well as Aliisa Syrjä, Anna Puu, Antti Autio, Arppa, BESS, Costi, Gasellit, Eevil Stöö & Stepa, Ismo Alanko, Kissa, Knipi, Malla, Maustetytöt, Michael Monroe, Mouhous, Nelli Matula, Olavi Uusivirta, Pihlaja, Ramses II, Scandinavian Music Group, Sexmane, Stoned Statues, Turisti and Yona.
More lineup announcements will be made during the spring. Ilosaarirock’s 2023 festival lineup consists of more than 60 artists and bands.
Three-day tickets and three-day VIP tickets are available for purchase here. Other ticket types, including two-day and one-day VIP tickets will be available for purchase at a later date.
Our highly anticipated and sought after "pig in a poke" ("Sika säkissä" in Finnish) tickets aka budget friendly three-day tickets (169 €) and three-day VIP tickets (279 €) are now available for purchase - get yours while you can!
The prices of the three-day tickets and VIP tickets will go up on the 1st of January, 2023, with the three-day ticket costing 189 euros and the three-day VIP ticket costing 299 euros. We recommend you get your tickets now rather than later - there are limited quantities of the affordable "pig in a poke" tickets available!
Tickets to the 2023 edition of Ilosaarirock Festival can be purchased on our website or through Tiketti and Lippu.fi's web stores and outlets.
First lineup announcements are coming at the beginning of 2023, stay tuned!
Ilosaarirock and Joensuu Pop Musician's Association, the event organizer behind the festival, together with local restaurant Kerubi and its owner Joensuun Töminä Oy have made a joint donation of 5000 euros to local charities. The donation sum will be split between six different operatives and associations.
Ilosaarirock and Joensuu Pop Musician's Association's donation of 2500 euros will be directed to Joensuun Setlementti, Pohjois-Karjalan Seta and Pohjois-Karjalan Yhden Vanhemman Perheet ry. Kerubi and Joensuun Töminä's half of the donation sum will be directed to Mieli ry, Hope ry Joensuu and Pohjois-Karjalan Syöpälapset Sykkyrä ry.
This joint donation will help advance the work towards better mental and physical health in our communities as well as help build a safer, more equal, and financially and socially more stable and just society and world.
You can read more about the operatives and associations from their respective web sites listed
Pohjois-Karjalan Seta ry
Pohjois-Karjalan Yhden Vanhemman Perheet ry
Hope ry Joensuu
Pohjois-Karjalan Syöpälapset Sykkyrä ry