Festival Month Starts in Norway

Every month of the year there is something happening in Oslo; concerts with international stars, music festivals indoors and outdoors, activities. However, August is the most special one with its diverse festivals.

Oslo Medieval Music Festival

Oslo Medieval Music Festival is three days of concerts, lectures, workshops, as well as a new drama, all performed in some of Oslo’s most beautiful medieval spaces. Tickets are sold separately at each event. It is possible to reserve tickets in advance by sending an email to [email protected].

04/08/2013 – 04/08/2013 

Øya Festival

The Øya Festival is one of Oslo’s largest music festivals with everything from big international names to promising newcomers. Nature and culture meet in the festival area in Gamlebyen’s Medieval Park for four days of concerts, food, stalls and activities. The day before the outdoor festival starts is Øya club night, with concerts at numerous venues in the city. 

07/08/2013 – 10/08/2013

Oslo Chamber Music Festival

Oslo Chamber Music Festival presents music from Medieval times to the present day. Concerts with Norwegian and international top artists at Oslo’s best concert venues, including the Royal Palace, The Opera House, Akershus Fortress, Oscarshall and Oslo Concert Hall.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Solveig Kringlebotn, Adrian Chandler, Truls Mørk, Lawrence Power and Simon Crawford-Phillips are some of the guest artists of this year.

09/08/2013 – 17/08/2013

Oslo Jazz Festival

Oslo Jazz Festival was held for the first time in 1986. The festival always has an emphasis on quality and history, and you will find practically every genre represented, from ragtime to rap via main styles swing, bop and modern electric and acoustic forms.

The one-week festival includes about 80 events and has built a strong reputation among performers, their agencies and audiences alike for being a warm and professionally executed festival.

12/08/2013 – 17/08/2013

STUDiO – Student Festival

Annual student festival to mark the start of the autumn semester at the University of Oslo. STUDiO lasts for almost two weeks and features concerts, debates, open pubs and bars, shows, games and more. The events take place at the student house Chateau… 

12/08/2013 – 24/08/2013

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