City of Joensuu
Joensuu is known as the home of Ilosaarirock Festival and as a Fairtrade City. Sometimes the city is even referred to as the Forestry Capital of Europe.
Joensuuu is the second largest city in eastern Finland and the 12th largest city in the country. About 75,000 people live in Joensuu, and every third inhabitant is under 30 years of age.
Joensuu is a place where a peaceful environment meets a rich offering of culture and hobby opportunities. The beautiful scenery and the unspoilt lakes and rivers offer almost endless possibilities for sports and recreation. Indeed, Joensuu is home to approximately one hundred different sports clubs. The city's vivid selection of theatre and music, on the other hand, constitutes excellent food for the soul. Around Ilosaarirock Festival in July, the streets of Joensuu are crowded with happy festival goers, while the darkening days of autumn are brightened up by Rokumentti Rock Film Festival.