Ilosaarirock Soundscape: Saturday 24h Store
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.
During the festival one of the stores near the festival area is open for 24 hours to serve the festival guests.
This soundscape was recorded during the second day of the festival at 1 am. It was recorded in front of the store.
Sound & photo: Antti Makkonen