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Stavanger 2017 events

Stavanger Wine Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2017

Traditionally, Norwegians drink beer and spirits, but an increasing number ......

Traditionally, Norwegians drink beer and spirits, but an increasing number have taken a liking to wine. One of the results is the Stavanger Wine Festival in which around 20 of the city’s bars, cafés and restaurants offer tastings from an international range of vintages.

Venue:
Various venues.

Event cost:

Free tastings.

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Landstreffet

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2017

Popular music festival covering most of the musical bases from house to hea ......

Popular music festival covering most of the musical bases from house to heavy metal, punk to pop. It showcases bands from far and wide – Belgium, Latvia, Russia, Sweden, the US and the UK have all been represented in recent years. It is geared up for late teens in particular.

Venue:
Kongeparken Amusement Park.

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May Jazz

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2017

One of the city’s leading festivals, MaiJazz attracts top-ranking perform ......

One of the city’s leading festivals, MaiJazz attracts top-ranking performers from home and away, as it has done for the last 20 years. Performances are scheduled across the city in a variety of venues. Every sort of jazz is catered for from trad to progressive.

Venue:
Various Stavanger venues.

Event cost:

Various.

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Gladmat Festivalen (The Happy Food Festival)

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2017

A celebration of all things gastronomic. The emphasis here is not on haute ......

A celebration of all things gastronomic. The emphasis here is not on haute cuisine, but on connecting the consumer and the (small) producer. There’s a strong focal point on local and seasonal produce too. The festival attracts over 250,0000 visitors a year, a prodigious crowd in small town Norway.

Venue:
Various venues.

Event cost:

Free tastings.

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International Chamber Music Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2017

This is Stavanger’s premier classical music festival, featuring concerts ......

This is Stavanger’s premier classical music festival, featuring concerts in a variety of locations in and around the city centre, though the most atmospheric venue is the Cathedral. Grieg and Beethoven are favourites, but there’s space on the programme for contemporary composers too.

Venue:
Various venues in Stavanger.

Event cost:

Various.

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Kapittel (Chapter)

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2017

The well-established Stavanger International Festival of Literature and Fre ......

The well-established Stavanger International Festival of Literature and Freedom of Speech draws its contributors from far and wide and, although most of the lectures and readings are in Norwegian, a fair number are in English. Kapittel has a different theme each year.

Venue:
Stavanger Kulturhus, Sølvberggata 2

Event cost:

Free.

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