News archive

  • 25-05-22

    The duo Svaneborg Kardyb are among Danmarks hottest names in music these days, and has had great success with their releases. This summer, they are playing with Norwegian singer Eline Hellerud Åsbakk in the festival tent Sentralen. Today, they just released their Tiny desk-consert through the American radiostation National Public Radio, and that is not just for everyone.

  • 21-04-22

    In connection with the launch of the entire festival program for Festspillene i Nord-Norge, festival director Ragnheiður Skúladóttir presented great news to young adults between 18-25 years who have lost much of their youth to the pandemic. Now this group simply gets half price for the entire festival program.

  • 04-03-22

    Our full solidarity is with Ukraine’s people and all those who are suffering innocently from this totally unacceptable war. 

  • 13-01-21

    Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter (NNKS) will have the artistic responsibility for this year's Festival Exhibition in Galleri Nord-Norge. The audience can look forward to a meeting with fabulous and sensual art from home and abroad that will surprise and challenge.

  • 12-01-21

    The starting point for the multidisciplinary artist Marita Isobel Solberg for her music, performance-performances, installations and images based is often elements from both Sami, Finnish and northern culture. In the project «Jording», Eatnamastin in Sami, Solberg will develop a performance concert that will premiere at Festspillene i Nord-Norge 2022, where the desire to create a connection to nature and the landscape is a strong driving force.

  • 08-01-21

    It is based on the album «Perlemor» that Aggie Frost now will make an untraditional and inclusive concert performance that will premiere at Festspillene i Nord-Norge in 2022.

  • 26-09-20

    The Festival Exhibition "Water and Oil" opened today, bringing some well-deserved attention to the avantgarde artist Ragnhild Kaarbø and her artistic legacy. The exhibition will be available the next 2 weeks, where it will be possible to experience Kaarbø's art in context with installations and video art from The Icelandic Love Corporation.  

  • 15-09-20

    Festspillene i Nord-Norge presented the plans for the exhibition «Water and Oil», where the artist group The Icelandic Love Corporation looks at the Norwegian avantgarde artist Ragnhild Kaarbø's art and what they find in her life's work. The exhibition was supposed to be part of this year's festival, but will now be available for 2 weeks from September 26 in Galleri Nord-Norge in Harstad.

  • 15-06-20

    Festspillene i Nord-Norge 2020 2020 is cancelled. This year artists and audiences can not gather at concerts, performances and exhibitions in Harstad as we normally do. We therefore invite all of Northern Norway (and the world) to take part in art experiences this week. There will be an opening ceremony in your garden, premiere of new music, home concert in Reykjavik, Iceland, digital workshop and artist talks. Our mission with NO NO fest is to see if the arts can create connections between the artist and the audience in these unprecedented times.

  • 15-06-20

    Festspillene i Nord-Norge / the Arctic Arts Festival are presenting a new 3-year initiative; international associate artists that will be closely involved in the artistic development of the festival in the coming years.