The festivals in Bergen are a lot of energy and joy, a party that is exploratory and untouched, but at the same time accessible and open. From may 23. - 6. June we will introduce an emergency state in the city with almost 300 events inside and out of the room.
The festivals in Bergen were established in 1953 and are Norway's oldest and most important festival for music and theater. Over the years, the festival has established itself as a center for the Northern European Art Scene, famous for performances and new productions in the field of music, opera, theater and dance. The festival director is Anders Beyer. The festivals in Bergen are under H.M. King Harald Vs High Protection. Here is something for all tastes and for every occasion, and by grouping events under the three signs of Amusement, Relationships and Disorders, we hope it will be easier for the public to find what they are looking for. Pleasure - Entertainment and Surprises. Playing up the streets and events in famous and new arenas with wide appeal. Experiences to the head, heart and feet. Relationships - The best of the best in the classic art tradition. Tradition and renewal, depth and reflection. Performances and concerts with historical roots. New technology and artistic landscapes without borders.
Bergen is a true cultural city, you have deep cultural roots back to the Hellenic era. The festivals are a good example of how Bergen has shaped its identity.
Queen Sonja of Norway