Bergen in Norway - truly a festival city
For many locals and visitors the highlight of the year is Bergenfest!
Bergenfest is Western Norway's largest music festival that takes place in beautiful surroundings at Bergenhus Fortress in the city center. During a 4-5 day period in mid-June each year Bergenfest offers the very best of international and Norwegian artists in a delightful mixture of genres.
The Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen) presents art in all its guises: music, theatre, dance, opera and visual art.
The city is turned upside down when the Bergen International Festival starts in May.
The festival was established in 1953 and is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries. It is the longest standing and the foremost music and theatre festival in Norway.