Bergen International Festival
May 22 – Jun 5 all-day

Two intense weeks with over 200 events in the fields of music, ballet, opera, theatre, dance and the performing arts.

Bergen International Festival was founded in 1953 and has focused on presenting prominent international and Norwegian artists in the fields of music, ballet, opera, theatre, dance and the performing arts. The Festival, which is the principal event of its kind in Norway, takes place every year over 15 days at the end of May and presents over 400 events.

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Peer Gynt Festival
Aug 2 – Aug 10 all-day

What’s better than immersing yourself into the brilliant work of Henrik Ibsen? Well, doing so in a magical environment. The Peer Gynt Festival, taking place in the Gudbrandsdalen valley every August, celebrates the iconic play-in-verse by the famous Norwegian play writer, as well as the historical person who inspired the tale—because Per Gynt actually lived in this valley during the 17th century. Apart from the theater play itself, the week-long festival will captivate you with music concerts on mountains, art exhibitions, and guided walks.

Øya Festival, Oslo
Aug 6 – Aug 10 all-day

Every August, Oslo gives off very strong Coachella vibes. Øya Festival is a four-day music fest that brings together about 60,000 people on the green grass of Tøyen Park, who are excited to listen to tunes from internationally acclaimed stars like the Pixies to up-and-coming local artists. The vibe is young and fun, with a big emphasis on sustainability (this is Norway, after all). In between singing your heart out, you can enjoy raw, organic food from local farmers as well as shop music paraphernalia, like records and t-shirts. This year, the Arctic Monkeys are headlining—so book your tickets fast.

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Aug 6 – Aug 10 all-day

Øyafestivalen is an annual Norwegian music festival held in the Tøyen Park, Oslo.

It has grown quickly since its modest start in 1999 and has become one of Norway’s biggest and most important music festivals.

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Ultima Contemporary Music Festival
Sep 12 – Sep 21 all-day

Connecting ancient to future, nostalgia and progress, folklore and science fictions, utopias and dystopias, in a world of breathtaking contemporary sound, dance and art – Ultima celebrates the diversity of modern music in the heart of Oslo, Scandinavia’s music capital.

In pursuit of our 2019 theme Traditions under Pressure, we present extraordinary artists and performers from Norway and the rest of the world. Check-in is open!