Borealis turns 20!

It will be 20 festivals since Borealis was born, which means 20 years of amazing experimental music, and in 2023 Borealis is looking back (and forward!) at what music and listening can be! We’ll be announcing artists as we go, reflecting on those who have been key in building the festival over the years, as well as those who we see taking experimental music in to the future, and we’ll also be asking for your memories and reflections, so watch this space! First up we’re excited to announce three artists who in their own way is shaping the Norwegian music scene. With inspiration from Sápmi, Laksevåg, Jaffna and the ionosphere Elina Waage MikalsenMaia Urstad and Mira Thiruchelvam will create new connetions and sounds for Borealis 2023.