Things you should know

The festival area is located in Peurunka, Laukaa, approx. 25km from Jyväskylä.

Festival busses are running from Jyväskylä and Äänekoski. A parking area for cars is located on a field (about 1km from the festival area). There is a small parking fee. 

Address: Peurungantie 85, 41340 Laukaa. 


Safety and the entry to the festival

When arriving at the festival there is a security check at the festival gates to everyone, which ensures a safe environment for everyone. Get familiar with our instructions on what items are allowed and not at the festival. You can leave your belongings in the cloakroom, which is located between entry gates and the security check. 

There will be a first aid tent in the area where you can find the professional and nice staff of the Finnish Red Cross. The first aid people are also walking around the area. No matter if it’s a small cut or injuries, sudden attack, or you are just feeling dizzy – ask help from our first aid people!

If you notice something dangerous around you, please inform the nearest security staff. Let’s take care of each other! Aican Oy is responsible for the security at the festival

Required items

Allowed items

Prohibited items

All rights reserved.


JSRF 2021 cancelled

For us, in the JSRF team, it is important that each year the event is worthy of the trust of its visitors, in terms of the quality, experience and safety. In the current situation, where we do not know with what restrictions the event can be carried out in July, it has been decided with a longing to cancel the event this summer. The next John Smith Rock Festival will be held July 21-23, 2022. We do not want to organize an event in such a way that the lineup is insufficient due to travel restrictions, nor in a way that the customer experience is degraded due to possible event restrictions in July.

The tickets and the camping spaces bought for the JSRF 2020 / 2021 are valid for the JSRF 2022 as they are, so no action needed with them.

Refunds of tickets were possible till July 30, 2021. 

Accommodation at Peurunka

Peurunka will call everyone who has booked accommodation for this year’s JSRF by June 18, 2021 and offers the option to postpone the reservation to 2022. If reservations are vacated for 2022, they will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to those who have queued for hotel accommodation for 2021. We will let you know if there are still rooms left for sale after that. Wait for the contact from Peurunka, please do not congest their customer service. If Peurunka does not reach the booker by phone, they will leave a call request or send an e-mail. If you have a reservation and have not received contact from Peurunka by June 18, 2021, please contact with your reservation number.

If you have booked accommodation elsewhere, please contact the hotel directly.

If you would like to support our dear festival, the best way is to keep your tickets and rock with us in July 2022! The tickets for the festival in 2022 are coming on sale later this year.

Alcohol and the serving area

The whole festival area is an alcohol-serving area. You’re not allowed to bring your own drinks. You can get alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the area.


There is a guarded cloakroom in the festival area where you can leave your
belongings (with a cloakroom fee).


There are designated areas for smoking in the festival area. Please smoke only in designated areas

Paying methods and ATM

All general cards and cash are accepted at serving counters and vendors’ stands. The nearest ATM is located in Laukaa center (approx. 4km from the area).

Spa and gym

Peurunka spa and gym are open for festival guests during the event with an entry fee. The spa is free for guests who are staying at the hotel and camping.


The afterparty is held inside of Peurunka building. More information later.

Leaving the area

You can freely leave the area during the festival. There is a security check every time entering the area.


We care about the environment. We don’t have deposits for cans, but there are many recycling points in the area. Let’s keep the area clean together.


A personal assistant can come to the festival with the assisted person without a separate ticket. If the assisted person has a VIP-ticket, the assistant doesn’t need a separate ticket, but the VIP dinner will not be included to the assistant ticket.  To get in with the same ticket, both the assistant and the assisted person must be at the wristband changing station at the same time. There is a platform for disabled people in the festival area from where you can see well to both stages. Please notice the festival area is a park. An asphalt road goes through the area, and you can also get to the platform from that route. There are toilets for disabled people in the area and also inside of the Peurunka building. A parking lot for disabled people is located next to the entrance gates (it is allowed to park with a Trafi’s parking permit for disabled people). Nb! Unobstructed accessibility to everywhere in the area cannot be guaranteed.

Age limit

The age limit is 18 years with no exceptions. Be prepared to present an identity card.

Lost and found

You can look for lost and found items from the info tent during the festival, or from the hotel reception after the festival.


We need some extra hands before, during and after the festival. More information: tiina(at)