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NORSK festival at Frankfurter Buchmesse

By Tina Brodal Posted: 14. Oct, 2019

Jenny Hval

Norway is this year’s guest of honour at the world’s largest book fair, the Frankfurter Buchmesse. To celebrate this, the cultural center, is hosting “NORSK festival” from the 15th to the 20th October. Throughout the week, a unique selection of Norwegian artists with appear on stage at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt.

Norsk Festival offers an extensive festival program which includes club night, talks, readings and poetry slam, providing an exceptional overview of Norway’s diverse musical culture. Get your festival pass here.

Check out the full festival program at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm here:


21.00 – Motorpsycho


20.00 – Jenny Hval (performance/konsert)

21.00 – Sandra Kolstad

22.30 – Hanne Hukkelberg


20.00 – Jenny Hval (samtale)

21.00 – Maria Kjos Fonn/Lone Aburas/Kayo Chingonyi/Sandra Kolstad (forelesning/performance)

22.00 – Klubbnatt med Todd Terje og André Bratten


17.00 – Adriana Carcu/Richard Wayne (prat/høytlesning)

18.00 – Koritzinsky/Partapouli/Lukusa (slampoesi/høytlesning)

19.00 – Ketil Bjørnstad (samtale)

20.00 – Mari Kvien Brunvoll

22.00 – Arve Henriksen/Eivind Aarset/Jan Bang/Erik Honoré


18.00 – Eplemøya songlag og Raabygg

19.00 – Hanne Ørstavik/Kristin Asbjørnsen/Traces of You Band med Olav Torget og Suntou Susso.

22.00 – Ketil Bjørnstad

To wrap up the week, an official closing party will be held on October 19th at the art centre at Frankfurt’s Osthafen, with a string of Norwegian DJ’s ready to give everyone at taste of the Norwegian club scene.

The line-up at the closing party includes includes Prins Thomas (Full Pupp) Karima F (Schloss Records), Smalltown Supersound Joakim Haugland (Smalltown Supersound), Olle Abstract (LYD. New Norwegian Sounds) by and local support  Ata (AMP/ Robert Johnson), Ludwig A.F. Röhrscheid  (EXO Recordings International), SamiHugo (Club Interiör) and Mr. Rod (MOMEM).

Check out the event here.

There will also be a movie screening of Nothern Disco Lights, a documentary of the Rise and Rise of Norwegian Dance Music. Read more here.


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