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Stavanger Wine Festival

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.

Date: 07 March 2018 - 10 March 2018
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.stavangervinfest.no
Cost:

Free tastings.


Landstreffet

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.

Date: 04 May 2018 - 06 May 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Kongeparken Amusement Park.
Website: http://www.landstreff.no

May Jazz

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.

Date: 04 May 2018 - 09 May 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various Stavanger venues.
Website: http://stavangerjazzforum.no
Cost:

Various.


Gladmat Festivalen (The Happy Food Festival)

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.

Date: 18 July 2018 - 21 July 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.gladmat.no
Cost:

Free tastings.


International Chamber Music Festival

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.

Date: 07 August 2018 - 12 August 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues in Stavanger.
Website: https://www.kammermusikkfestivalen.com
Cost:

Various.


Kapittel (Chapter)

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.

Date: 20 September 2018 - 24 September 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Stavanger Kulturhus, Sølvberggata 2
Website: http://www.stavanger-kulturhus.no/kapittel
Cost:

Free.