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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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Ann Helen Moen & Oslo salongorkester
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Júníus Meyvant
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Rørosmartnan 2019
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Zotora is one of Europe and Scandinavia’s first didgeridoo players, perfecting his sound through the years. This evening offers contemplative… Read more
Zotora - Breath in the mausoleum
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Arne Benoni - Min countrymusikk
Nice French Orchestra is the closest you come to Montmartre in Paris without having to leave Norway. Read more
Fint Fransk orkester
Get ready for an evening of bop-ballads with immediate appeal when the guitar quartet  Håvard Stubø Quartet visits Oslo… Read more
Håvard Stubø Quartet
Longer, louder and more arresting than anything that had gone before it, Beethoven's Third Symphony left audiences dumbfounded when it was first… Read more
Beethoven's Eroica
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Pianist Eyolf Dale visits Nasjonal Jazzscene with music from the album  Wolf Valley, written specifically for his octet.    The… Read more
Eyolf Dale - Wolf Valley
An entire evening with Arvid Engegård offers great opportunities for inviting to a program filled with classic pearls. The conductor and program… Read more
Hærens Musikkorps: God kveld Engegård
As the candle lights flicker, this elegant church is filled with the sounds of the most beautiful Norwegian folk songs, as well as some wonderfully… Read more
Northern Lights Concert at the Arctic Cathedral
Concert with the Swedish key harp performer  Erik Rydvall and the Norwegian fiddler  Olav Luksengård Mjelva , who both figure amongst… Read more
Rydvall/Mjelva
Tchaikovsky's violin concert with its velvety melodies in uninterrupted long lines shows that Tchaikovsky was the champion of the melody. The… Read more
SSO Hovedserien: Russiske mestre
Concert with Maria Arredondo and Torstein Sødal with pianist, as well as choir Gjesdalkoret, where pop, musicals and gospel are performed with a… Read more
An evening with Maria Arredondo and Torstein Sødal
Bo Sundström , the frontman of the popular Swedish band Bo Kaspers Orkester, visits Nasjonal Jazzscene with music from his most recent… Read more
Bo Sundström
Capt Cane & Big Trouble at the Irish Viking friday 22. of February. CC: 150,- at the door Read more
Capt Cane & Big Trouble
Concert with the new Norwegian pop sensation Dagny.   NME wrote after her by:Larm concert in 2018: "Backed by a three-piece band, Norwegian… Read more
Concert with Dagny
Wardruna front figure Einar Selvik plays solo in Håkonshallen. He takes us on a musical journey out of Wardrunas normally grand sound garden and… Read more
Concert with Einar Selvik (Wardruna
Smokie tours Norway also in 2019! This ever popular band had their break-through in Norway in 1975 with the hit "If You Think You Know How To… Read more
Concert with Smokie
DJ's and events at Teateret in Kristiansand. Read more
Friday @ Teateret
Concert at Tolv Bord in Kristiansand. Read more
Oslo Ess @ Tolv Bord
Welcome to a Beatles-tribute concert with 5 of Norways biggest voices: Inger Lise Rypdal, Jørn Hoel, Bjarte Hjelmeland, Atle Pettersen og Lise… Read more
Vår Beatles-hyllest - Rypdal-Hoel-Hjelmeland-Pettersen-Karlsnes
Wolf on Fire is a hard rock band from Stavanger that presents the first album. Read more
Wolf on Fire + Tjue Kilo Skjegg
Legendary 10CC returns to Stavanger! Read more
10cc
23 February, Riksscenen: Top-notch forró from Brazil Read more
Bicho de Pé
23 February, Riksscenen: Top-notch forró from Brazil Read more
Bicho de Pé
Consert with the counrty band Kapt Kane & Big Trouble Age limit 20 years.   Read more
Capt Kane & Big Trouble
Christianssand Blues & Roots Club in Kristiansand hosts concerts with blues, roots, rock'n roll, soul and americana. Read more
Christianssand Blues & Roots Club: Magnus Berg Band
Concert with Lindesnes Trekkspillklubb (accordion club). They visit Grieghallen every year and are very popular. Get hold of your ticket and find out… Read more
Concert with Lindesnes Trekkspillklubb
Concert with the Norwegian artists Maria Arredondo and Torstein Sødal in Sauda church in Ryfylke. Read more
Concert with Maria Arredondo and Torstein Sødal
Concert with the popular Norwegian artist Stein Torleif Bjella (Norwegian lyrics). Read more
Concert with Stein Torleif Bjella
23 February, Nasjonal Jazzscene: A powerful homage to the family past Read more
Joshua Redman - Still Dreaming
Kal-El and Supernaughty are both signed to Argonauta Records and toured together in Italy last September.  Get ready for a broad-legged,… Read more
Kal-El + Supernaughty
The mixed choir Enevja from Grovfjord comes to the city with choir singing, coffee, slices, good cakes and lottery to light up a regular Saturday in… Read more
Korkafé med Enevja
Minor Majority is playing at Kick scene in Kristiansand. Read more
Minor Majority @ Kick Scene
Concert at Riksscenen with Mæd Luggum , a recently formed trio that consists of a Swedish drummer and two Norwegian fiddlers. They play both… Read more
Mæd Luggumt
Concert at Riksscenen with Mæd Luggum , a recently formed trio that consists of a Swedish drummer and two Norwegian fiddlers. They play both… Read more
Mæd Luggumt
We continue last autumn's success with opera concerts in the foyer. Read more
Operakafé: From La Scala to Broadway
Oslo Chamber Orchestra  and violinist Sara Övinge  hold a concert in Norway's National Library. Övinge started to play the… Read more
Sara Õvinge and Oslo Chamber Orchestra
Concert with the Norwegian bands Vöödöö and BISÅN. ".....potential world-beaters." 8/10, PowerPlay Mag, UK… Read more
VÔÔDÔÔ - BISÅN
The legendary English art rock band 10cc visits Bergen. The band was founded in 1972 and initially consisted of four musicians, Graham Gouldman, Eric… Read more
Concert with 10cc
Holum Trio performs honest and extrovert improvisationmusic anchored in strong compositions. Since the beginning in 2011, the trio have… Read more
Holum Trio
Welcome to an evening full of relaxing, soothing, liberating live music! If you feel stressed out or if you just want to feel happy inside, this is a… Read more
Music Meditation
25 Februar, Folketeateret: Don't miss Yann Tiersen's first ever solo performance in Norway! Read more
Yann Tiersen
The Norwegian band Oslo Ess is on an acoustic tour. Read more
Oslo Ess
Oslo Quartet Series presents Oslo String Quartet in Gamle Logen. Programme Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String quartet no. 16 in E flat major, k. 428… Read more
Oslo String Quartet
In the work Hildo have a team of splendid musicians uses traditional songs and tunes from Voss, Sogn and Hardanger. They redress these tunes with new… Read more
Concert with Hildo
We are looking forward to a new concert with Inge Bremnes in February. Inge Bremnes makes popular music in northern Norwegian. The soundscape is… Read more
Inge Bremnes - Duo
Concert with the  Norwegian Radio Orchestra  in the University Aula. The programme this evening includes a world première of a… Read more
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
27 February, Sentrum Scene: One of the last true rock legends. Read more
Slash
Concert in Kilden with Come Shine jazz group and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra (KSO, in Norwegian: Kristiansand Symfoniorkester). Read more
Come Shine & KSO in Kilden
Join and jump to the moon with Miss Frikadello! We invite you to a family concert with kangaroos, cockroaches and moms. And the amazing tiny mini-mama… Read more
Du store mamelukk
Hajk's self-titled debut album gave them a wide recognition, and they charmed the Tou audience last time they were in Stavanger. Read more
Hajk
"Hildo" was the old church bell called that sounded over Vossevangen from the tower of Vangskyrkja in the old days. Read more
HILDO
Ingebjørg Bratland & Espen Lind - At all times Sometimes during their careers artists step outside their habitual spheres, and experiment… Read more
Ingebjørg Bratland & Espen Lind
Concert with the poet, songwriter and vocalist Trygve Skaug. Read more
Concert with Trygve Skaug
Concert at Kick venue in Kristiansand. Read more
Dagny @ Kick
Erlend Ropstad is back with a new album just 14 months after his critically acclaimed and double "Spellemann" nominated album '"verything That Has… Read more
Erlend Ropstad
1 March, Nasjonal Jazzscene: Lyrical ballads and swingin' standards Read more
Karin Krog & The In-between-times
Narcosatanicos is a danish noise rock group. The sextet's eclectic output draws on everything from proto-punk and power electronics to freejazz and… Read more
Narcosatánicos (DK)
Singer-songwriter Nina Nielsen is actual with the albumTraveling Without You Read more
Nina Nielsen
1 March, Riksscenen: Folk music for a new millenium Read more
Skrekk & Guro/ Julietnorth
Concert with the local bands: Spigerfabrikken and Infinitum. Read more
Spigerfabrikken + Infinitum
Call it a cross of Backstreet Girls and Nothing on High-octane, an unpolished, yet melodious band of love for both Dead Kennedys and Sex Pistols.… Read more
Veislakt @Sjøboden Live Scene
Solo concert with the Norwegian folk musician and troubadour  Annar By . Lyrics in Norwegian.    Read more
Annar By
Success story continues, and Dagny puts out her new Norway Tour! Read more
Concert with Dagny
Concert with Erlend Ropstad. Read more
Erlend Ropstad
Hilde Selvikvåg from Jæren has, in a short time, achieved great success with Spellemannsomination of the debut album in 2015, and then… Read more
Hilde Selvikvåg at Buen kulturhus
Skybrudd from Drammen plays dark, melancholy and powerful music with uncompromising live performance. Read more
Metal Bonanza: Skybrudd + support TBA
Concert with local artisk Sarah Linn. Welcome! Read more
Sarah Linn
New Family Show with the comedian, magician and belly speaker Erik Mogeno, who has had more than 1800 performances!    Read more
Family Show with Erik Mogeno
3 March, Sentrum Scene: Rock is back! Courtesy of Rival Sons Read more
Rival Sons
Wild Nothing it the band of Jack Tatum, and has recently published their new album Indigo . On the new record, Tatum takes a look back at his great… Read more
Wild Nothing
Opera cafe with Ida Gudim, Christian Damsgaard and Olivera Marinkovic. Read more
Opera cafe March 2019
Experience Norwegian bass legend Arild Andersen in a duo with the Italian bandoneonist Daniele di Bonaventura Bonaventura is an Italian… Read more
Arild Andersen & Daniele di Bonaventura
"They came and they won all of Oslo, the circus gang from Gothenburg, as they went with their circus ring to John Dee in Oslo. Read more
Avatar (S)
Bjarne Brøndbo is one of Norways greatest musicians, something he will show on his new show "Bærre Bjarne" - a musical stand-up… Read more
Berre Bjarne
Concert with Elisabeth Andreasson - "Bettan" Read more
Bettan - Jeg er skitbra
Borealis is a festival for experimental music. A place where we celebrate the music that falls between the gaps. A place for adventurous listening.… Read more
Borealis - a festival for experimental music
Bjarne Brøndbo is one of Norways greatest musicians, something he will show on his new show "Bærre Bjarne" - a musical stand-up… Read more
Bærre Bjarne
Concert with the two popular Norwegian troubadours Jan Eggum and Halvdan Sivertsen. Read more
Concert with Eggum & Sivertsen
At the heart of this concert, Robert Schumann's song cycle of disillusion and regret Dichterliebe is presented in a new arrangement for voice and… Read more
Tora Augestad with Chamber Orchestra
Concert at Blå Kors (Blue Cross) in Kristiansand. Read more
Blå Torsdag: Tingsek
The spectacular heavy metal band Avatar is on world tour and visits Bergen with their new album "Avatar Country". The band was formed in… Read more
Concert med Avatar
Elisabeth Andreassen will visit Sykkylven Kulturhus on the 7th of March. She will bring her all time favourite hits.  Enjoy! Read more
Elisabeth Andreassen - Jeg er skitbra tur
Welcome to a concert with Hedvig Mollestad Trio at Fosnavåg Konserthus.  Read more
Hedvig Mollestad trio
The festival to celebrate the joy of life is arranged at Bryne every year in week 10. Read more
Livsgledefestivalen - Joy of life festival
Michale Graves who was a vocalist in the legendary punk band THE MISFITS guests Flytten og Haugesund 7 Mars. Longfield & Super Skeleton will be… Read more
MICHALE GRAVES - Longfield & Super Skeleton
Organized improvisations of the finest kinds Møster! is an innovative band that experiments with progressive and experimental rock, and… Read more
Møster!
The winter edition of Norwegian Mountain Festival "Romsdalsvinter", a festival focusing on winter activities and ski touring, and we are offering both… Read more
Romsdalsvinter Skiing Festival
Scottish-born  Sarah-Jane Summers  is a free-thinking, passionate and very versatile musician. She is a carrier of the fiddle tradition of… Read more
Sarah-Jane Summers Band
Hans Abrahamsen is one of the most profiled present Nordic composers. His music often has a soft and low-key expression, where memories and… Read more
SSO Hovedserien: Abrahamsen - originalt og transkribert
Stein Torleif Bjella has established himself as a habil live artist and sets track of Norwegian music. Read more
Stein Torleif Bjella -solo- Ogna Scene
TeleGram are four musicians playing "acoustic, folk-inspired chamber pop"! Read more
Tele Gram
Bergen Jazzforum presents "The Godfather of etio-jazz" Mulatu Astatke. Read more
Bergen Jazzforum: Mulatu Astatke
"BLUES IS A FEELING - FEEL ME" - Big Daddy Wilson plays for full house around the world, and on March 8th he comes to Mandal and… Read more
Big Daddy Wilson at Buen kulturhus
Dominic Miller has been Sting's guitarist for almost 30 years. Miller is originally from Argentina but has lived a large part of his life in the… Read more
DOMINIC MILLER QUINTET
Elisabeth Andreassen will visit Ingebrigt Davik-huset on the 8th of March. She will bring her all time favourite hits.  Enjoy!    … Read more
Elisabeth Andreassen - Jeg er skitbra tur
Instant power!   On the 8th of March the Hedvig Mollestad Trio will be back in Ålesund. Many people got the chance to see her perform at… Read more
Hedvig Mollestad trio - foajékonsert
Concert with Norwegian artist Hilde Selvikvåg at Nesteimstunet. Welcome! Open bar and food sale. Read more
Hilde Selvikvåg // Nesheimstunet
8–10 March, Holmenkollen: Some of the best skiers in the world compete for glory. Read more
Holmenkollen Ski Festival
Music bingo is extremely popular in the rest of the world and collects lots of music loving people. We have now arranged this for a couple of years… Read more
Music Bingo at Bredden bar & hygge
One week per season, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra tests its limit without a conductor. To play in an orchestra is alway a joint effort, but it… Read more
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Hi guys, the powerless train at Hr Editor cheats after a magical debut with The Violent Years just before Christmas. On the women's day, we hit… Read more
Sol Heilo at Hr.Redaktør
Thom Hell Has been one of Norway's most popular and productive artists for many years. As a singer, producer and songwriter, Thom Hell has previously… Read more
Thom Hell
Concert with Norwegian artist and author Tryge Skaug. Read more
Trygve Skaug
Concert in Norwegian. Read more
Tønes
Concert with UDO + Special guest. Read more
UDO + Special guest
What you love with Unge Ferrari is perhaps what you just hate in life: unpredictability. Read more
UFLAKKS: Unge Ferrari / U18
What you love with Unge Ferrari is perhaps what you just hate in life: unpredictability. Read more
Unge Ferrari
Hedvig Mollestad Trio has a lot of musical energy and punch to offer. Read more
Hedvig Mollestad trio
Bendik Baksaas & Fredrik Høyer is a musical team consisting of one DJ and one poet. Together they mix spoken word, poetry and short… Read more
Høyer/Baksaas/Myhr
Solo concert at Riksscenen with  Nils Økland , one of Norway's foremost fiddle players and a renewer of traditional folk music who… Read more
Nils Økland
Nordic Tenors combines exquisite artistic quality with humor, dance and musical surprises. Read more
Nordic Tenors Viva La Musica
In 2019, Trine Rein, will be a contestant in the Norwegian televison show "Hver Gang Vi Møtes".  The fall of 2018, she… Read more
Trine Rein
U.D.O. never stops impressing. Recently, the band won the "Live Show of the Year" by Metal Hammer Read more
U.D.O. (D)
Concert with the Norwegian artist Unge (young) Ferrari. Norwegian lyrics. Read more
Unge Ferrari
Billy Meier and Tortusa / Kiil Halvorsen play in the Aquarium at the Folken! Read more
Billy Meier + Tortusa/Kiil Halvorsen
The Pirat-metal band Alestorm from Scotland comes to Folken and bring with the viking-metal band Skálmöld from Island Read more
Alestorm + special guests: Skálmöld + Bootyard Bandits
Eivør is often called the Faroese Björk, and is both vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter with a unique voice of beauty and raw power! Read more
Eivør
The Norwegian folk musician Erlend Viken presents the commissioned work "Sastrugi" at Riksscenen. The work's title is the plural… Read more
Erlend Viken - Sastrugi
The Norwegian poet, singer and songwriter Trygve Skaug. Read more
Trygve Skaug
Alone Together is a concert concept started by jazz guitarist Robin Methlie. Read more
Alone Together Guitar concert
"Døra på Gløtt" (The door is partly open) is the title of Arne Benoni's new Norwegian language album. Read more
Arne Benoni - «My Kind Of Country Music»
Other fairs and festivals
The Opera Festival is one of the most important festivals in the region and Kristiansund is a recognized operatown. The Opera festival offers a wide… Read more
Operafestival in Kristiansund
The royal decree of 1853 stated that "From 1854 onwards there shall in Røros be held a market, commencing on the second to last Tuesday of the… Read more
Rørosmartnan 2019
Marsimartnan is a winter market festival built on traditions, quality, culture and experience. Levanger is in the heart of lovely Innherred, one hour… Read more
Marsimartnan (market festival)
Clothes swapping market at SYNG karaokebar, where you can sing, enjoy good food and contribute to a more sustainable world by getting rid of clothing… Read more
Bytt&Syng clothing shop market
Borealis is a festival for experimental music. A place where we celebrate the music that falls between the gaps. A place for adventurous listening.… Read more
Borealis - a festival for experimental music
The festival to celebrate the joy of life is arranged at Bryne every year in week 10. Read more
Livsgledefestivalen - Joy of life festival
The winter edition of Norwegian Mountain Festival "Romsdalsvinter", a festival focusing on winter activities and ski touring, and we are offering both… Read more
Romsdalsvinter Skiing Festival
8–10 March, Holmenkollen: Some of the best skiers in the world compete for glory. Read more
Holmenkollen Ski Festival
The Winter Chamber Music Festival in Røros is a classical music festival at Roros. During four days 30 artists presents a wide classical music… Read more
The Winter Chamber Music Festival
Festival for the family, programme in Norwegian. Read more
Barnas verdensdag 2019 (No)
The Kristiansand Strikkefestival festial offers workshops, talks and a market place with local vendors that sell yarn and other things related to yarn… Read more
Kristiansand Strikkefestival - Knitting festival
Ladies Night! Shopping, interiour, lectures and music and champagne!   Doors open from 2pm ID: 20 Read more
Shopping & Champagne
Flea market at Dale for income for New Chance. Read more
Flea market
12 of the the city's best restaurants arrange this festival together with some of Europe's best wine makers, fantastic… Read more
Stavanger Wine Festival
Good old-fashioned auction on Ål with a series of quality items which among other things, costume knives, rose painted objects, painting by Lindahl… Read more
Auction on Ål
Sunndal Ski Session is a ski festival located in Sunndalsøra. Sunndal Ski Session was first held in 2010. It started as a collaboration between… Read more
Sunndal Ski Session
Traditionally, there will be a beer festival at USF in 2019, more specifically on 5 and 6 April. Read more
Bergen Craft Beer Festival
Visit the residential exhibition and get inspired. Read more
Residential exhibition
Welcome to Sour & Bitter Beer festival. Read more
Sour and Bitter 2019
Humor and laughter @ Grensen BurgerBar, Halden Mikrobryggeri, Brygga Kultursal and Bryggerhuset   Read more
Halden Stand-Up Festival
Swap away old clothing that you don't use anymore for some new favourites! The clothes swapping day at MESH is a perfect way of renewing your… Read more
The big clothes swapping day
Mozart Festival with Oslo String Quartet in the ballroom at the Manor Rød, Halden   More info at www.klassisketoner.no Read more
Mozart Festival Østfold - Manor Rød
Record fair with LP vinyl for sale in Kristiansand. Read more
Record fair in Kristiansand
Tvangsfestivalen is a one day music festival. Read more
Tvangsfestivalen 2019
The well-known Artistic Director Morten Krogvold welcomes all to the Nordic Light International Festival of Photograpy in Kristiansund. Read more
Nordic Light - International Festival of Photography
The Karmøygeddon Metal Festival is an annual festival, located in Kopervik at the island of Karmøy, situated on the west coast of… Read more
KARMØYGEDDON METAL FESTIVAL 2019
For a full program visit www.viseoglyrikk.no Read more
VISE- OG LYRIKKFESTIVALEN
"Perfectly Unhappy" is the name of the album as rogalendingen Espen Eriksen and his trio and the English tenor saxonist Andy Sheppard released in… Read more
Espen Eriksen trio med Andy Sheppard
May Jazz is back with a solid lineup! Read more
Maijazz
With the brand new Combo 66 album in the bag, John Scofield puts out on an exclusive Norway tour in May. Read more
John Scofield "Combo 66"
Miles Okazaki plays Thelonious Monk. Read more
Maijazz Miles Okazaki
The Nordic Media Festival is the most prominent and largest media conference in the Nordic region: 1700+ delegates attend, representing the full… Read more
Nordic Media Festival
One of France's leading jazz musicians to Maijazz with his latest project "Living Being II (Night Walker)"! Read more
Maijazz Vincent Peirani
Bjørn Alterhaug Quintet - refined jazz and generous music joy! Read more
Maijazz: Bjørn Alterhaug Kvintett
Lyngdal's May Fair – a taste of Southern Norway. A big flower market, food stalls including a farmers' market and a flea market! Read more
Lyngdal's Mai Fair - a taste of Southern Norway
The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, and the most important literary meeting place during… Read more
The Norwegian Festival of Literature
Every year in the end of May, the Folk Music Week gathers national and international Folk musicians to a week of concerts, competitions, courses… Read more
Folkmusic Week, Ål in Hallingdal
Jærdagen & Jærnåttå at Bryne, the big happening of the year!  Jærdagen is a three-day town market… Read more
Jærdagen & Jærnattå
It's the time for the NATTJAZZ feeling! Walk through the city in the early hours of the morning, soak in the summer air with music in your head and in… Read more
Night Jazz 2018
24–26 May, Akershus Fortress: Journey back in time to the period when Oslo became Norway's capital. Read more
Oslo Medieval Festival
Visit the annual viking festival at Tingvatn in Hægebostad. Read more
Viking festival at Tingvatn
25 and 26 May, Tøyenparken: Children's festival featuring great performers, art, dance and theatre Read more
Miniøya children's festival
If we ignore water, coffee is one of the most widely used beverages in the world. Norway is the world's top when it comes to coffee consumption in… Read more
Norsk KAFFE festival
The last weekend of May every year is when the small community in Sokndal organises their festival with several events, from the opening on the Friday… Read more
Sokndalsdagene
NATTjAZZ (Nightjazz) is the longest jazz festival in Northern Europe and is arranged annually in late May / early June in Bergen, Norway. NATTjAZZ was… Read more
Nattjazz 2019 - day 4
Welcome to Fyrfestivalen 2019 Fyrfestivalen is a cultural event for people with disabilities who dance, play music, perform or are involved in other… Read more
Fyrfestivalen
Welcome to Fister in Hjelmeland, Ryfylke. Activities, concert and local food for the entire family. Fister Bygdåråd invites you to a… Read more
Fisterdagen in Hjelmeland
Join Outdoorlife Norway on a private day-hike to Skomakarnibbå, or "The Shoemaker's Crag", and enjoy Norway's beautiful nature like a local!… Read more
Private Skomakarnibbå Hike & Hagalid Mountain Farm (premium day-trip)
Outdoor concert in Stavanger. Read more
Obos in Stavanger
Eggstock festival is a yearly festival aimed at young unsigned musicians from Hordaland county. The festival stretches over three days during the… Read more
Eggstock 2018
The public festival with the great concert experiences! For program and tickets.   Read more
KOPERVIK FESTIVAL
Welcome to Ryfylke Days of Sand in Ryfylke! Ryfylke Days will be held in early June each year, and has gradually become a good tradition and a… Read more
Ryfylke Days, Sand
Siradagane at Utsira is an annual festival. The festival gathers locals and others who are concerned about coastal culture, good food, concerts and… Read more
SIRADAGANE
The traditional Market Day in Bergen will be held for the 40th time. This annual event is featuring old-style market traders and a varied program of… Read more
The Market Day 2019
Theater festival with a wide program, with everything from experimental stage art, circus and great outdoor performances. Read more
Porsgrunn International Theaterfestival
Bergenfest is a four-day open-air festival held in the city centre of Bergen. The festival takes place on the grounds of a medieval fortress and… Read more
Bergenfest - live music festival
The 42nd Short Film Festival in Grimstad. The Norwegian Short Film Festival is an important debut arena for many young filmmakers in Norway, and for… Read more
The Norwegian Short Film Festival 2019