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5 unusual cultural festivals

An insider’s guide to five fun festivals
In Norway you have more 900 festivals to choose from, and around 300 of these are art and cultural festivals. Whether you fancy music, performing arts or traditional events, here are five Norwegian cultural festivals out of the ordinary.
Parade of people holding balloons in Førde
Førde Traditional and World Music Festival.
Photo: Arve Ullebø

"In Norway, there is about one festival per 5-6000 capita. The offer is fairly distributed between the country’s regions. About two-thirds of the festivals take place in cities, the rest in the countryside or smaller towns, says Anders Rykkja", CEO of Norway Festivals.

In a survey from 2014 conducted by Norway Festivals, in cooperation with Norwegian Live Music Association, FolkOrg and the Norwegian jazz forum, one of the findings was that festivals in Norway in total have around 2.2 million spectators. In a country with approximately 5 million inhabitants, this is nothing short of impressive.

To Anders Rykkja, who is a dedicated “festivalgoer” himself, it makes perfect sense why so many people choose to go to festivals.

"Festivals provide wonderful opportunities for people to immerse themselves intensely in artistic and cultural experiences in a limited period of time. People get the chance to meet artists, watch performances, productions, and concerts they otherwise would not have experienced", he says.

Read about his five recommendations on unusual cultural festivals.

Anders Rykkja's recommendations

  • 1. Førde Traditional and World Music Festival

    “The festival has been voted one of the best festivals in the world within its genre by Songlines Magazine.”

    This is the largest festival in Scandinavia for music and dance from all over the world. The festival was established in 1990 and takes place every year.

  • 2. The Peer Gynt Festival, Vinstra

    “A celebration of Henrik Ibsens’s masterpiece staged by Erik Ulfsby by lake Gålåvatnet.”

    Every year since 1967, the Peer Gynt festival is held every year in the Gudbrandsdalen valley to celebrate the local legend that inspired Henrik Ibsen’s dramatic poem “Peer Gynt”.

  • 3. Riddu Riđđu, Manndalen

    “A unique Sami music and cultural festival.”

    The mission of the Riddu Riđđu festival, which was established in 1991, is to promote and develop the Sami coastal culture.

  • 4. Nordland Music Festival, Bodø

    “Quality music, magnificent scenery, and numerous outdoor stages.”

    The festival makes use of every corner of Bodø and invites you to sample classical music, jazz, folk music and pop, indoors and outdoors. The festival takes place in March each year.

  • 5. Mela Festival, Oslo

    “A gathering place for world-class performing arts and cultural expression right in the heart of Oslo.”

    This festival will challenge your senses with international rhythms, music, dance, and food. Mela was held for the first time in 2001 and the festival attracts around 300,000 people every year.

Anders Rykkja
Anders Rykkja.
Photo: Anders Rykkja

About Anders Rykkja

Rykkja holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Music Business Management from the University of Westminster (UK).

He has worked in the cultural sector for 20 years as project manager, artist manager, and concert organizer.

He is Managing Director at Norway Festivals, a network comprising 75 arts and culture festivals, in addition to working as a researcher at Kunnskapsverket.

He is particularly concerned with funding of arts and culture projects, especially alternative funding sources like Crowdfunding.

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Music festivals
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Einar Flaa
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Kanaan
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Opening concert Nordsjøfestivalen
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Fjord Cadenza - Alexander Rybak og Trondheimsolistene
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Deathcrush
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Alexander Rybak Alexander Rybak was born on May 13th 1986 in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. At the age of five, Alexander and his little family of… Read more
Fjord Cadenza - Alexander Rybak og Trondheimsolistene
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Ola Bremnes duo
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Southern Discomfort 2019 - kick off
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BABELUBA 2019
The Brazilian Accent is a concert that provides a full Brazilian music experience. Read more
Brazilian Accent // concert Ogna Scene
UNFLAKKS and STAR presents: Workshop with Bendik! Are you young and keeping on with music? We are looking for young, creative souls who want to… Read more
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Assitej Artistic Gathering 2019 is the world's most important gathering of professionals working within the field of performing arts for young… Read more
Assitej Artistic Gathering 2019 in Kristiansand
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Courtney Marie Andrews (US)
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Bjørnson Festival in Molde and Nesset
The Oslo Philharmonic performs Sibelius' Symphony no. 2, the composer's international breakthrough.  Programme Sibelius: Symfoni nr. 2… Read more
Oslo Philharmonic - Sibelius
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Stavanger på skeivå
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Concert with Mark Lettieri trio
The critically acclaimed band Hollow Hearts from Northern Norway plays at SALT art and music in connection to the release of their brand new… Read more
Hollow Hearts
The Punkt festival in Kristiansand is a concept based on a combination of concerts and concomitant treatment of the music from these concerts in a… Read more
Punkt Festival
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Season Opening: Resurrection Symphony
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SSO Hovedserien: Tsjaikovskijs fjerde
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The Hollies
Amund Maarud solo, all alone. Amund Maarud is for many most known as energetic guitar hero with his own band, duo Morudes and the rock band The Grand. Read more
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Amund Maarud - Solo, all alone
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Hollow Hearts
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WILCO
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ØYSTEIN SUNDE
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Family Concert // In the Wild West
Medieval day with market at Avaldsnes. For more information, please visit: https://opplevavaldsnes.no/middelalderfestival-2/ Read more
MIDDELALDERDAG
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Fetty Wap
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Tom Roger Aadland is considered to be a great songwriter and a rarely good melody maker. Read more
Tom Roger Aadland
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Next Step 1 – Space
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Southern Discomfort Metal Festival
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One of Europe's biggest and most successful Simon & Garfunkel shows will be on Norway tour! Read more
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Amund Maarud solo. Amund Maarud is best known as an energetic guitar hero with his own band, the duo Morudes and rock band The Grand. Amund has won… Read more
Amund Maarud - SOLO
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DUNBARROW
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J.R Harlekin på Ogna Scene
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Kom så skal jeg vise deg! // Concert Ogna Scene
Late evening concert in the cathedral. Read more
Music towards the night
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THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY
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Norsk orgelfestival: Scott Brothers
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Det Norske Kammerorkester - Mad Songs
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Ferd V: Winterreise
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In Memory of Elvis Gospel vol.2
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Jon Bellion: The Glory Sound Prep Tour
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Kapitell 2019: Kapittel movie: The Poetess
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bok og børst
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Bjørnen sover
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Respekt
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Rikka på ordentlig og forever
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Samira og skjelettene
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) DEMO: Dødelig mote
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) Jeg lever et liv som ligner deres
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) Kort sagt - joint ticket to all discourses
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) Åpningsforedrag: Gjennom kjøttet - disseksjonen og kroppens kulturhistorie
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Kapittel 2019: Discourse (NO) Bokmerke: Stamceller
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Kapittel 2019: Discourse (NO) Mennesket er den vakreste byen
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Kapittel 2019: Istanbul Istanbul
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Kapittel 2019: Kapittel movie: #Female Pleasure
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Kapittel 2019: Lecture (NO) Apartheids historie
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Kapittel 2019: Steffens i romantikkens herberge
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Kapittel 2019: The fight for freedom
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Kapittel 2019: The Parisian
The Trio Per Mathisen, el. bass and kontrabass. Ulf Wakenius, guitar. Gary Husband, drums. Read more
Per Mathisen, feat. Ulf Wakenius & Gary Husband
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Sam Outlaw
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Alt jeg skylder deg er juling
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Bjørnen sover
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Gleden med skjeden
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Nordsjøen
Maiken Nylund talks about her debut book Rikka på ordentlig og forever about friendship, crushes, divorce and being in between child and teenager.… Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Rikka på ordentlig og forever
Øystein Runde talks about the superheroes of the body, our stem cells. This event is for invited school classes only. Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Stamceller
Mímir Kristjánsson talks with journalist Fredrik Wandrup about serious diseases, broken dreams, a dissolving family and a declined school trip. Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokprat: Mamma er trygda
Mímir Kristjánsson talks with journalist Fredrik Wandrup about serious diseases, broken dreams, a dissolving family and a declined school trip. Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokprat: Mamma er trygda
Erlend Loe talks with Eirik Bø from Pelikanen publishing house about his new book "Helvete". Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Erlend Loe: Helvete
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) Kanondebatten
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Kapittel 2019: (NO) Kortreist
Other fairs and festivals
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Trølltue is an outdoor library where children can read, or be read for. You`ll find the books at Høllekølten, Geiteberget and… Read more
Trølltue (outdoor library)
Welcome to Nordsjøfestivalen's opening concert at Farsund Cinema. Read more
Opening concert Nordsjøfestivalen
The festival 'Alegria do Norte' (Happiness of the North) is a biannual event of Brazilian culture based in Oslo, Norway. The festival… Read more
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Market and family enternatinment at Brokelandsheia, Gjerstad. Read more
Brokelandsheiadagene
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Activity day for children age 6 to 12 Read more
BABELUBA 2019
Assitej Artistic Gathering 2019 is the world's most important gathering of professionals working within the field of performing arts for young… Read more
Assitej Artistic Gathering 2019 in Kristiansand
A protest against impotence and indifference, inspiring for engagement and action, against categorisation in the community, the one-track market… Read more
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Bjørnsonfestivalen in Molde and Nesset: Norway's international literary festival offers exciting encounters with well-known authors from Norway and… Read more
Bjørnson Festival in Molde and Nesset
Stavanger Pride Festival is to promote solidarity, diversity, openness and inclusion. Read more
Stavanger på skeivå
The Punkt festival in Kristiansand is a concept based on a combination of concerts and concomitant treatment of the music from these concerts in a… Read more
Punkt Festival
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… Read more
Lyngdal Dyrskue (Cattle Show)
On 1 September, 09:00-16:00, you can experience Southern Norway's largest flea market. The auction starts at 11:00. Read more
FMU flea market and auction
Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or just looking for tips for Meat free Monday this event is the perfect place to be. Read more
Vegan Weekend
Medieval day with market at Avaldsnes. For more information, please visit: https://opplevavaldsnes.no/middelalderfestival-2/ Read more
MIDDELALDERDAG
Literature festival at the culture hub SALT, right in the heart of Oslo. For more information and updates, follow the festival's Facebook page. Read more
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Opening concert at Stavanger Cathedral "A Late Summer Night's Dream - A Journey through the Colors of the Organ and of the Liturgical… Read more
Norsk orgelfestival 2019: Opening concert with Edoardo Bellotti
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Opningen concert with Edoardo Bellotti
Join the greatest adventure you`ll ever experience, hosted in the sublime Lysefjorden - Lysefjorden hiking festival! Lysefjorden Hiking Festival is… Read more
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Concert in Sandnes Church Otto Christian Odland performs an organ concert in collaboration with the Cultural Walk in Sandnes municipality. Concert… Read more
Norsk orgelfestival 2019: Otto Christian Odland - The cultural walk
Southern Discomfort music festival will deliver hardrock and metal in Kristiansand. Read more
Southern Discomfort Metal Festival
Farmers market with locally produced quality food at Torvet in Arendal. Vegetables, berries, fruits, ham, sausages, bread, cheese, honey, jam, syrup. Read more
Farmers' Market
Late evening concert in the cathedral. Read more
Music towards the night
Concert in Stavanger Cathedral Buxtehude's organ works Norwegian Organ Festival is concluded with Concert with Vidar Vikøren (organ) and Ivan… Read more
Norsk orgelfestival 2019: Buxtehude's Organ Works
A woman from Saudi Arabia participates in Millions Poet, the world's largest poetry competition. Read more
Kapitell 2019: Kapittel movie: The Poetess
Welcome to an informal evening where authors from the international book festival Kapittel read their works out loud. Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bok og børst
Stavanger author Bjørn Arild Ersland talks about his exciting and humorous picture book about the bear. For invited school classes only. Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Bjørnen sover
Inti Chavez Perez has written a direct and practical guide on how to retale to ones own and others' body. This event is for invited school classes… Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Respekt
Maiken Nylund talks about her debut book Rikka på ordentlig og forever about friendship, crushes, divorce and being in between child and teenager.… Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Rikka på ordentlig og forever
Join author and illustrator Camilla Kuhn talk about Samira, a character from one of her renowned children books. This event is for invited school… Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Samira og skjelettene
Frida Ottesen talks about her experiences in her journey to Bangladesh to document the circumstances inside "sweatshops". This event is reserved for… Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) DEMO: Dødelig mote
Author Jan Grue talks about his works and views on the human body together with journalist Karin Haugen. Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Jeg lever et liv som ligner deres
Kapittel 2019's new program series Kort sagt gives various author's perspectives on our body. This joint ticket gives you free access to all seven… Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Kort sagt - joint ticket to all discourses
In regards to the 250 year anniversary of his birth in 2023, the university of Stavanger and Kapittel invite you to a seminar about the poet and… Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Vor berømte Landsmand - seminar om Henrik Steffens
Espen stueland talks about his book Gjennom kjøttet - disseksjonen og kroppens kulturhistorie, and discusses whether a dead body has rights, and to… Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Åpningsforedrag: Gjennom kjøttet - disseksjonen og kroppens kulturhistorie
Øystein Runde talks about the superheroes of the body, our stem cells. This event is for invited school classes only. Read more
Kapittel 2019: Discourse (NO) Bokmerke: Stamceller
Sami Said is currently nominated to Nordisk Råds litteraturpris 2019 for his third novel "Människan är den vackraste staden". Meet him in conversation… Read more
Kapittel 2019: Discourse (NO) Mennesket er den vakreste byen
We will hear about armed rebellion, terrorism and an unstable humanitarian situation. But what is really happening in Mali? Lecture by NRK journalist… Read more
Kapittel 2019: Global morning: Mali - the world's most dangerous UN mission
The award winning Turkish author Burhan Sönmez will together with ICORN's Elisabeth Dyvik talk about the power of literature in the meeting of… Read more
Kapittel 2019: Istanbul Istanbul
A global tale of how women's body and sexuality have been oppressed throughout the world history. Read more
Kapittel 2019: Kapittel movie: #Female Pleasure
Marlene van Niekerk, a professor in Dutch and Afrikaans literature, and one of South Africa's most important and well-known writers today will speak… Read more
Kapittel 2019: Lecture (NO) Apartheids historie
Latifa Anda is a Somali-Norwegian entrepreneur and business woman. In this discourse she talks with Jan Landro fra Norwegian PEN abouther experiences… Read more
Kapittel 2019: The fight for freedom
British Isabella Hammad debuted this year with her book The Parisian and is talking about her book with journalist Karin Haugen. Read more
Kapittel 2019: The Parisian
The authors Anne Gunn Halvorsen and Ragnhild Eskeland will be talking about disease and body with Janne Stigen Drangsholt. Read more
Kapittel 2019 (NO): Kiellandsalong: Den syke kroppen
Arne Svingen talks about one of his best books, Alt jeg skylder deg er juling. This event is for invited school classes only. Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Alt jeg skylder deg er juling
Stavanger author Bjørn Arild Ersland talks about his exciting and humorous picture book about the bear. For invited school classes only. Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Bjørnen sover
Hear the doctors Nina Brochmann and Ellen S. Dahl talk about their first book: Gleden med skjeden. Read more
Kapittel 2019: (NO) Bokmerke: Gleden med skjeden