SONATA ARCTICA and TERROR have been confirmed for the Ilosaarirock festival, set to take place July 13-15 in Joensuu, the capital of Eastern Finland. Also scheduled to appear are PORCUPINE TREE, STONEGARD, OPETH, SICK OF IT ALL, SOILWORK, H.I.M., INSOMNIUM, AMORPHIS, FINNTROLL and IMPALED NAZARENE, among many others.

Started in 1971 by a group of music enthusiasts, Ilosaarirock is one of the oldest festivals in Europe. It is a member of Yourope — the European Festival Association, and one of the most prominent rock festivals in Finland.

Ilosaarirock is a year-round organization dedicated to emerging and alternative as well as world-class artists. The festival has established a unique reputation for combining a relaxed ambience with a professional dedication. At the same time, it has stayed true to its roots by being organized mainly by active volunteers.

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