Ilosaarirock Soundscape: Saturday Sound Walk on the Main Street 2.15 am
Ilosaarirock Festival is an annual rock festival held in Joensuu, Finland. The festival was founded in 1971 and it is the second oldest rock festival in Finland that is still active. It is also one of the oldest rock festivals in Europe.
In 2018 the festival had 65 500 festival goers. The festival lasted for three days and was held 13th - 15th of July. The city of Joensuu has 76 000 inhabitants. These recordings were made to study the change in the city soundscape during a mass event.
The main street is full of food stands and other shops during the festivals. The shopkeepers are keeping their stands open late at night. This sonic walk was recorded at 2.15 am during the second day of festival.
Sound & photo: Antti Makkonen