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Norway 2014 events

Oslo Medieval Festival 23rd-25th May 2014

Date :
23 May 2014 - 25 May 2014

Oslo Medieval Festival takes you 700 years back in time, to the era when Os ......

Oslo Medieval Festival takes you 700 years back in time, to the era when Oslo became the Capitol of Norway. During the festival, the fortress will be steaming with life: Knights, re-enactors, musicians and performers will bring you an experience to remember. Our historical market is full of craftsmen and sellers from all over Europe, who'll present historic crafts from the period. Discover history as you delve into a plethora of activities, performances and concerts, or simply relax with good food and drink, while you enjoy the atmosphere.

Venue:
Oslo Medieval Festival (Oslo Middelalderfestival)

Address:
Bispegata 16, Oslo, Norway

Event cost:
Adults - 180 NOK ; Children (3-12 years) - 90 NOK

Category:
History

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North Norway Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014 (TBC.)

The Festival of North Norway is one of the biggest and most important arts ......

The Festival of North Norway is one of the biggest and most important arts events of its kind in the land of the midnight sun. Occurring each summer, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a rich and varied programme of cultural events during the week-long festival. First held in 1965, the North Norway Festival attracts thousands of visitors who come to experience the many dance, theatre, art and music performances.

Venue:
Various venues and locations in Harstad.

Address:
Various, Harstad, Norway

Event cost:
Various.

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Norwegian Wood

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014 (Early June.)

The Norwegian answer to Denmark’s Roskilde and the UK’s Glastonbury fes ......

The Norwegian answer to Denmark’s Roskilde and the UK’s Glastonbury festival, Norwegian Wood is a long-running summer tradition that sees a slightly retro programme of artists such as Eric Clapton and The Eagles take to the stage.

Venue:
Vigeland Sculpture Park, Oslo

Address:
Norway

Event cost:

NKr100 (for tickets, see www.livenation.co.uk)

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Midnight Sun Marathon

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014

Each year the arctic city of Tromsø in the north of the country hosts its ......

Each year the arctic city of Tromsø in the north of the country hosts its Midnight Sun Marathon. Setting off in the evening during the 24 hours of summer sunlight is a surreal experience that ensures a good turnout of runners and supporters who line the route. The first Midnight Sun Marathon was held in 1989 and, at 70º latitude, it is the most northerly AIMS-certified (Association of International Marathons and Road Races) marathon in the world.

Venue:
A route starting and ending in Tromsø.

Address:
The race starts and ends in the centre of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

Event cost:
Free to spectate.

Website:

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Ekstremsportveko (Extreme Sports Week)

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014 - July 2014

This annual event gives visitors the chance to try their hand at one of a n ......

This annual event gives visitors the chance to try their hand at one of a number of different extreme sports and activities and is a must for adrenaline junkies everywhere. Including skydiving, rafting, kayaking, paragliding, climbing, hang-gliding, mountain biking and just about any other extreme activity you can think of, this energised event is open to all regardless of age, sex and experience. Events, competitions, demonstrations and activities take place throughout the week and there is live music and parties taking place each evening making this one of Norway's coolest events.

Venue:
Various venues and locations in Voss

Address:
Various, Voss, Norway

Event cost:
Various.

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Riddu Riddu Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2014 (TBC.)

Promoting a truly eclectic programme including artists and performers from ......

Promoting a truly eclectic programme including artists and performers from all over the world, the Riddu Riddu Festival is a celebration of indigenous cultures. Originally organised by the coastal Sami people of northern Norway, the event has grown over the years to become an international celebration featuring everything from local Sami dance and poetry to Aboriginal dances and rituals from Australia. The fact that this modest event takes place in the near permanent summer daylight in Kafjord in Norway's Arctic Tundra makes this festival all the more magical.

Venue:
Festival site in Kafjord.

Address:
Kafjord in Norway's Arctic Tundra, Kafjord, Norway

Event cost:
NOK50–1,900.

Website:

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Forde Folk Music Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2014 (TBC.)

Each July, the small coastal town of Forde in the west of Norway hosts the ......

Each July, the small coastal town of Forde in the west of Norway hosts the Forde Folk Music Festival. Bringing together an array of regional, national and international performers, this is a great setting for this fun weekend music festival.

Venue:
Various venues in Forde.

Address:
Various, Forde, Norway

Event cost:
Various.

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Telemarkfestivalen (Telemark Festival)

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2014 (TBC.)

Often referred to simply as the 'Telemark Festival', the annual Telemark In ......

Often referred to simply as the 'Telemark Festival', the annual Telemark International Folk Music Festival presents an eclectic programme of authentic folk music performed by bands and musicians from all over the world. Traditional Nordic dance and song feature alongside modern day experimental work in a fun and friendly environment. In addition to the many performances, there are also a number of courses and workshops aimed at teaching visitors more about the traditional dances and musical instruments that are so important to folk music.

Venue:
Various venues and locations in Bo.

Address:
Various, Bo, Norway

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Norwegian International Film Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2014 (TBC.)

This popular event is a who's who of the Nordic film world and attracts dir ......

This popular event is a who's who of the Nordic film world and attracts directors, actors, buyers and others associated with the film industry from all over the world. 'New Nordic Films' is a separate strand of the festival which is the premiere meeting and market place for international distributors, buyers, festival programmers and curators interested in new, Norwegian features. And a traditional Nordic market is now also a popular addition to the festival programme.

Venue:
Various venues in Haugesund.

Address:
Various, Haugesund, Norway

Event cost:
Various.

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Notodden Blues Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2014

Showcasing a great programme of local, national and international talent, t ......

Showcasing a great programme of local, national and international talent, the Notodden Blues Festival is held each August and attracts music fans from across the globe. First held in 1988, the festival is one of the most popular of its kind in Scandinavia with artists performing in venues ranging from intimate bars to bigger music clubs and theatres. The festival gets underway with an open-air concert in Notodden's pretty town square. In addition to a packed line-up of performers, other attractions include outdoors breakfasts, a music market selling CDs, T-shirts and posters and a food fair selling food and beverages from around the world. The spectacular finale Closing Concert is held at Myrens Dam.

Venue:
Various venues and locations in Notodden.

Address:
Various, Notodden, Norway

Event cost:
Various. Some performances are free.

Website:

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Blues in Hell

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2014

If you can ignore the apocalyptic moniker, Trondheim’s Blues in Hell ......

If you can ignore the apocalyptic moniker, Trondheim’s Blues in Hell festival is one of Europe’s best blues festivals, and the place to see some of the world’s hottest new blues talent in action. There’s also a parade through the city streets. (www.bluesinhell.no)

Venue:
Trondheim

Address:
Trondheim, Norway

Event cost:
Tickets start at NKr545 for evening performances (for tickets, see www.billettservice.no)

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Norway 2015 events

Midwinter Jazz

Date (To be confirmed):
February 2015

Jazz might hail from hotter climes but a unique way to enjoy it is at the S ......

Jazz might hail from hotter climes but a unique way to enjoy it is at the Svalbard Polar Jazz Festival, which is held in early February in the depths of the polar winter. (www.polarjazz.no, Norwegian)

Venue:
Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Address:
Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Event cost:
Free.

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Stavanger Vinfest

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2015

A weeklong wine festival, Stavanger Vinfest lets you get merry for less as ......

A weeklong wine festival, Stavanger Vinfest lets you get merry for less as well as giving you the chance to see a bit more of one of Norway’s prettiest cities. (www.stavangervinfest.no, Norwegian)

Venue:
Bars and restaurants in central Stavanger

Address:
Stavanger, Norway

Event cost:
Free.

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Edited by Jane Duru
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