The full programme is out! It’s been 20 festivals since Borealis was born, which means 20 years of amazing experimental music in Bergen. Together we will celebrate everything music and listening is and can be!
Volunteers wanted: Apply now!
Join us in creating a beautiful anniversary festival in Bergen 15–19 March! We need workers in many different fields, from cooking, driving, decorating, ticket sales, information and more. We are looking for people of all ages, with different backgrounds and interests. If you are into culture and curious about how a festival is made, volunteering is super rewarding!
We’re gathering memories!
Send us your memories! 2023 will be the 20th anniversary of Borealis, which means 20 years of memories from all of you who have attended the festival over the years. Whether you’ve been to one concert or fifty, whether you’ve volunteered or come from far away – for the anniversary year, we want to know about your Borealis experiences! Send us pictures, video, text, emoji, memes – we take it all!
Get your Borealis Pass now!
The first bits of the Borealis 2023 programme are out, and there’s more greatness to come soon! Make sure you secure your Borealis Pass now – the best and cheapest way to experience the whole festival. With your Borealis Pass you can access all tickets to Borealis events for only NOK 50,– !
Artist in Residence 2022–2024
We’re delighted to welcome Sea Sámi and Norwegian artist and musician Elina Waage Mikalsen as our next Artist in Residence at Borealis. Between 2022 and 2024, supported by the festival, Elina will develop a research, engagement and performance programme that explores the interaction of Sámi history, identity and erasure with experimental sound, music and listening practices.
In October we premiered the mini documentary ‘The Moon Is Down: The Status Quo Is My Enemy’ at Cinemateket i Bergen. The film features Marshall Trammell – our Artist in Residence from 2020–2022, who held workshops, conversations and multiple concerts during his time in Bergen – the last one at Borealis 2022. Now the documentary is up online!
We have a soft spot for nice merch and have for several years had a lot of fun making everything from gym bags and socks, to caps and bum bags.
Now you can get a hold of our beautiful range of merch in our brand new webshop! Get yourself a Borealis bag, or make a friend happy with a pair of “experimental” socks.