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  • 08-04-20
  • 08-04-20
  • 08-04-20

    The Festspillene i Nord-Norge board of directors have taken the decision to cancel this year’s edition because of the ongoing situation relating to the korona virus. The board, represented by the leader of the board, Rune Rafaelsen and artistic director Ragnheiður Skúladóttir is therefore invoking force majeure due to the government-imposed restrictions in Norway and the world today.

  • 11-02-20

    Festspillene i Nord-Norge are proud to announce the performance I am from Reykjavik by Sonia Hughes in this year’s festival. To prepare this artwork, Sonia Hughes is coming to Harstad in March to get to know Harstad by meeting the individuals who live and work there one by one. 

  • 10-01-20

    The festival poster for 2020 is made by the Icelandic designer Hörður Kristbjörnsson. Kristbjörnsson is an experienced designer, and his design agency DÖÐLUR is recognized for its first-grade creative output and multi-platform development; creating everything from logos, elaborate advertising campaigns, photography, television commercials, hotel design and clothing brands to publishing the most widespread free magazine in Iceland.

  • 17-12-19

    Finally, Mari Boine is back at the Arctic Arts Festival – 14 years after her last full concert in 2006! 

  • 11-10-19

    The Arctic Arts Festival proudly announces the profile artists for 2020 and 2021; artists Ingeborg Oktober and Elle Sofe Sara.

  • 06-07-19

    AIŌN, by composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir and choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir will open the Festspillene i Nord Norge in June 2020. This spectacular work will be performed by the Iceland Dance Company in collaboration with the Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic and under the direction of Anna Maria Helsing who conducted the acclaimed premiere in Gothenburg last May. 

  • 27-02-19

    The industrial venue Støperiet will be one of the most important stages during this years' Arctic Arts Festival. Festival profile KLISH in a Verdde Session with punkband ONDT BLOD, the Russian electronica band  Oligarkh, and Icelandic Agent Fresco are three of the concerts the festival audience can look forward to this year.

  • 12-02-19

    Tickets are now awailable for two major performances during this year's Arctic Arts Festival. The Norwegian band Highasakite plays on Wednesday, June 26, and the highly acclaimed performance «The Road is Just a Surface» by musician Anja Garbarek and choreographer Jo Strømgren is scheduled for Thursday, June 27.