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Festival at the island Odderøya in Kristiansand - Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder
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Festival at the island Odderøya in Kristiansand Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder

Festivals in Southern Norway

It is a large number of festivals in Southern Norway. In the summer time focused on music and local food and many smaller events throughout the year.

Here are some of the festival highlights:

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Last updated:  2015-07-02
The Palmesus festival at the beach in Kristiansand - Photo: Anders Martinsen
The Palmesus festival at the beach in Kristiansand
Concert at the lighthouse at Canal Street Festival in Arendal - Photo: Anders Martinsen
Concert at the lighthouse at Canal Street Festival in Arendal
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Festival at the island Odderøya in Kristiansand - Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder

Festivals in Southern Norway

It is a large number of festivals in Southern Norway. In the summer time focused on music and local food and many smaller events throughout the year.

Festivals in Southern Norway

Source: Visitnorway

Music festivals in Southern Norway

Kristiansand S

Palmesus Beach Festival at Kristiansand city beach

Palmesus is Scandinavia's biggest beach party, attracting more than 20,000 people to the city beach of Kristiansand, Norway, over two sun-drenched days.

Kristiansand S

Punkt Festival

The festival is a concept based on a combination of concerts and concomitant treatment of the music from these concerts in a studio environment, where new music is created during the days of the festival.

Arendal

Canal Street - music festival

Canal Street, Arendal's fabulous music festival, offers an event where place, culture and history form the musical meet between artist and audience.

Kristiansand S

Southern DisComfort Metal Festival

Southern Discomfort music festival will deliver hardrock and metal in Kristiansand.

Grimstad

Skral Festival

Southern Norway's most cozy music festival.

Kristiansand S

Dark Season festival

Annual music festival with a wide range of international, national and local artists.

Kristiansand S

Sørveiv - Live festival

Sørveiv Live will consist of 40-45 artists from various countries. Sørveiv Seminars in will consist of Norwegian and international speakers and panelists.

Kristiansand S

VIVID - Post-rock festival

Vivid is an Post-Rock/ Post-Metal festival held in Kristiansand, Norway. The first editon will be at the 25th and 26th of September 2015.

Events in Southern Norway

Mandal

Shellfishfestival in Mandal

The annual Shellfish Festival in Mandal, Norway's most southern town, is well worth a visit.

Kristiansand S

Kristiansand International Childrens Film Festival

Norway’s largest film festival aimed at children and youth. It attracts a large audience and a number of international guests.

Kristiansand S

Kristiansand Protest festival

A protest against impotence and indifference, inspiring for engagement and action, against categorisation in the community, the one-track market thinking and slack level of tolerance.

Lyngdal

Lyngdal Dyrskue (Cattle Show)

Lyngdal has a cow as a symbol of the city and so the The Lyngdal Cattle show is quite an important event. It is always held in the first weekend in September and in 2014, it will be 5 to 7 September.

Vanse

American Festival Vanse

Experience a little piece of America in Norway at Farsund's American Festival. Join the street parade, have fun at the fair and listen to great musicians.

Kristiansand S

Youngsters Film festival

A Film festival for youngster (over 14 years old).

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Music festivals in Southern Norway

Southern Norway is famous for many music festivals in the summer season. Everything from rock, metal, chamber music and beach parties.

American Festival Vanse Farsund

Experience a little piece of America in Vanse Farsund. Come and join in the annual American Festival in the last weekend of June.

What to do in Kristiansand

Take a stroll through Kristiansand's charming old town, go on a boat trip to picturesque Lillesand, or visit the former naval base at Odderøya.

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