Show your wild side at Ilosaarirock, an annual music festival that takes place in Joensuu on the second weekend of July. First held in 1971, it’s the second oldest festival in Finland and one of the oldest in all of Europe. Each year, close to 70,000 festival-goers descend on Laulurinne park, some 500 metres from Linnunlahti beach, in search of upbeat energy, good tunes and exquisite visuals. Previous performers include world-class artists like Dizzee Rascal, Zara Larsson, and Mew, as well as local talents Alma and Sunrise Avenue. The festival offers basic, on-site accommodation and you can choose between two camping sites and school accommodation. Fun fact: At the 2017 event, festival-goers attempted to break the Guinness World Record for naked swimming.