Førde Traditional and World music Festival

03 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019

Førde, Norway

Last updated: 07 Jun 2019

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The Førde Traditional and World Music Festival is the largest festival for trad and world music in Scandinavia, presenting about 90 acts from 30 venues and 300 artists from all over the world for 25-30 000 visitors each year. In addition, we arrange concerts and other events during the year. The festival is regarded as one of the most important in Norway, and receive grants from the National Arts Council, the region and the municipality. The festival is covered by national and international media. The festival has been awarded among the 25 best world music festivals worldwide for the latest 6 years by the international music magazine Songlines, rated on the Guardian’s top 10-list of small town festivals in Europe, and on National Geographic's top 7 list of festivals in Europe, as the only Norwegian festival.

The festival programme is of great variety, with concerts, workshops, exhi­biti­ons, children’s events, dance evenings etc. Plus different kinds of projects during the festival week and throughout the year.

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Anandi Bhattacharya
Dizu Plaatjies & Ibuyambo
El Tanbura
Floating Sofa Quartet
Jens Linell
Mahsa og Marjan Vahdat
Marko Markovic Brass band
Norayr Kartashyan & Menua
Otava Yo
Ross Daly Quintet
Samurai accordion
Sara Correia
Sarah Savoy Trio
The Forbidden Orchestra
The Garifuna Collective
Timples & other small guitars
Aslak Brimi kvartett

Practical info

Pricerange per day
25 to 50 euro
Camping, Partner hotel, Youth hostel, AirBnb
Fast snack, Snack bar, Self service resto, Resto, Veggie/vegan, Gluten-lactose free
Main target group
Under 12 y/o, 25 - 50 y/o
Directions & transport
Car park, Train/tram/bus, Airport (max 20km), Shuttle service
City center, Nature, Suburbs
Average attendence per day
2000 to 10.000 attendees
Art disciplines
Heritage, Music, Photography/Video
Support for disabled people