Festival Hub & Ticket Office

12–17 March
Bergen Kunsthall
Rasmus Meyers allé 5

You’ll find us in Bergen Kunsthall (Rasmus Meyers allé 5) during the festival. This is where you get your festival wristband, buy tickets, merch and records from festival artists. While you’re there you can stop by Landmark café and soak up the festival vibe! There’s also discounts for you if you have the Borealis Pass!

You can go to Bergen Kunsthall for information, or you can find information here on the website, on pages like Practical Information and Accessibility.

Bergen sámiid searvi

We are incredibly happy to have Bergen sámiid searvi on the team, to present the conversation programmes during the festival, the Jiennagoahti experience, and an entire evening at Bergen Kjøtt: “Birgon Biergu! Gula Márrá!”.

Bergen sámiid searvi was founded in 1969 and organises and arranges cultural and political activities in Bergen and Vestland county. They want to increase knowledge about the diversity of Sámi culture, and the Sámi history of Bergen.

Media Partnership with Vers Libre

Vers Libre will be our new media partner for Borealis 2024!

Joining forces to promote experimental music and sound from this year’s festival, Vers Libre will be presenting specially curated mixes from festival artists, breakfast shows with live guests during the festival, and a series of conversations on Sámi listening practices, cultural erasure and the complexity of experimenting with tradition.

Full Programme out now!

Borealis returns to Bergen, Norway 13–17 March with five full days of concerts and sound installations, family events and conversations, exploring exciting new musical expressions from across Norway, Sápmi and the world! For the 21st edition of Borealis, the festival dedicates half of its programming to exploring the interaction of Sámi history, identity and erasure with experimental sound, music and listening practices. Led by Sámi artist and musician and Borealis Artist in Residence 2022–2024 Elina Waage Mikalsen, our 2024 festival will present a diverse range of Sámi artists who work experimentally with sound and music.

Twelve-string guitar workshop!

Join twelve-string guitar workshop with composer and guitarist Kim Myhr!
Saturday 3 February, 12.00–15.00 in Åsane Kulturhus (Free)

For Borealis 2024, Kim is writing a massive work for 600 strings – or in other words, 50 twelve-string guitars. Kim does special things with guitars and brings his visionary approach to Borealis with his new work Celeste. Would you like to join as a performer of this piece, but don’t have a twelve-string guitar? Always been curious about twelve-string guitar, but unsure of your skill levels? Know how to play guitar but never picked up a twelve string guitar? Then this workshop is for you!

We want to ensure a diverse guitar ensemble and therefore prioritise women, trans and non-binary people of all ages in the sign-up for this workshop.

Borealis Listening Club #49

Welcome to the last Borealis Listening Club before Borealis 2024! We invite you to a hi-fi listening journey through some of the amazing artists and musicians who will come to the festival 13–17 March!

See you at Studio 207, 31 January, 19:00-21:00!

New Perspectives for Action

Since the beginning of 2023, Borealis has been part of Re-Imagine Europe’s project New Perspectives for Action

Re-Imagine Europe: New Perspectives for Action is a four-year transnational co-creation and circulation project, aiming to equip and empower young Europeans through artistic practices to better withstand societal challenges triggered by rapid climate change.

Thank you 2023!

Happy holidays from all of us!
Thank you for following along in 2023 – we promise new surprises in 2024

We would like to take the opportunity to thank our lovely artists, faithful collaborators, generous donors, good neighbours, and not least our wonderful audience for yet another year in which we have been able to present sound and music from all over the world that inspires and creates space for listening!

Merry Christmas!

Volunteers wanted!

Join us in creating a beautiful festival in Bergen 13–17 March! 

As a volunteer you get to see how the festival works from the inside, meet interesting new people, have great concert experiences and get certified work experience. We need workers in many different fields, from cooking, driving, ticket sales, rigging and more. We are looking for people of all ages, with different backgrounds and interests. 

The volunteers are a vital part of the festival and we’d love to have you as part of our festival team!