An aerial view of an outdoor music festival at dusk, showcasing a large stage with bright lights and fireworks, with a dense crowd of attendees and a backdrop of trees and a lake.


Finland / July 12 – 14, 2024


Ilosaarirock Festival is an outdoor festival founded in 1971. The event takes place at Laulurinne in Joensuu at a lakeside close to the city centre. Ilosaarirock Festival is a three-day weekend that begins on Friday and ends on Sunday. A Huge variety of events fills up the entire festival area.

During the greatest weekend of the summer, the five stages host more than 60 artists, but the area also features other activities such as ping-pong games and DJ sets. The large camping sites and parking areas are located right next to the festival area, and the distance between your tent and the stages can be just a few metres.

Ilosaarirock Festival focuses on food, drinks and relaxation. The festival is known for sunshine, the beautifully green festival area, a fantastic atmosphere, smiling volunteers and the line-up, always chosen with taste and featuring the best acts representing various genres.

Our most important values are volunteering, environmental protection and our love for live music. A share of the profits goes to supporting local bands and artists.

Ilosaarirock Festival is one of the largest festivals in Finland. The event is organised by Joensuu Pop Musicians’ Association, a non-profit association founded on the idea of supporting live music.

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