News archive

  • 23-02-23

    Festspillene i Nord-Norge 2023 will take place in Harstad June 24th -July 1st. We will announce our complete 2023 program on March 30th until then you can read about already confirmed artists here. If you are interested in our expansive industry series NORDAFØRR, taking place June 26th-28th you can read more about that here.

  • 22-02-23

    Ane Brun celebrates 20 years as an artist, and comes to Festspillene and Storsalen with her unique song catalogue. The Norwegian soul funk band Fieh will play a club concert in Nordic Hall. The same will be the Danish rising star Jada, who has won no less than 14 of the most significant music awards in his home country. And then comes Ola Bremnes with the concert performance Stormtid - a large-scale musical performance in a format we have rarely seen him in.

  • 22-02-23

    Lihkku beivviin. In recent days, the Festspillene in Northern Norway has released parts of the programme. It includes names such as Emil Karlsen, Vokal nord, Arvvas, Niilas, Hildá and Tuomas - and the punk concept Riot Gáhpagat. You get a 20 percent discount if you buy four or more tickets for these concerts, until 26 February.

  • 22-01-23

    Festspillene i Nord-Norge has awarded Louisa Palmi (b. 1995) from Tromsø a youth arts scholarship for 2023, for her project where she creates music by working with the interaction and contrasts in sound and space. Now she is working on a completely new composition which will premiere at the Festspillene i Nord-Norge 2023.

  • 25-05-22

    The duo Svaneborg Kardyb are among Danmarks hottest names in music these days, and has had great success with their releases. This summer, they are playing with Norwegian singer Eline Hellerud Åsbakk in the festival tent Sentralen. Today, they just released their Tiny desk-consert through the American radiostation National Public Radio, and that is not just for everyone.

  • 21-04-22

    In connection with the launch of the entire festival program for Festspillene i Nord-Norge, festival director Ragnheiður Skúladóttir presented great news to young adults between 18-25 years who have lost much of their youth to the pandemic. Now this group simply gets half price for the entire festival program.

  • 04-03-22

    Our full solidarity is with Ukraine’s people and all those who are suffering innocently from this totally unacceptable war. 

  • 13-01-21

    Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter (NNKS) will have the artistic responsibility for this year's Festival Exhibition in Galleri Nord-Norge. The audience can look forward to a meeting with fabulous and sensual art from home and abroad that will surprise and challenge.

  • 12-01-21

    The starting point for the multidisciplinary artist Marita Isobel Solberg for her music, performance-performances, installations and images based is often elements from both Sami, Finnish and northern culture. In the project «Jording», Eatnamastin in Sami, Solberg will develop a performance concert that will premiere at Festspillene i Nord-Norge 2022, where the desire to create a connection to nature and the landscape is a strong driving force.

  • 08-01-21

    It is based on the album «Perlemor» that Aggie Frost now will make an untraditional and inclusive concert performance that will premiere at Festspillene i Nord-Norge in 2022.