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Postcards from Scotland

Postcards from Scotland is a digital performance with Scottish aristocrats, produced by Showcase Scotland and an international jury in which Farsund Folk Festival has participated. Since the closure of Norway and the rest of the world, artists around the world have lost a large part of their source of income. Scottish artists are very popular festival musicians around the world and musicians from Scotland have…

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Opening concert at Varbak // People meet PEOPLE

We invite you to a grand and different opening at this year's festival and use Frsund's city mountain, Varbak. As an audience, you are invited to walk through the beautiful hiking area on Varbak, while you get to experience song, dance, music, art in the forest, along the path, in open spaces and by the barbecue pans. We will guide you safely through…

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Farsund Folk Festival and the coronavirus

At the time of writing, all sports and cultural events in Norway have been canceled until 15 June. Before 1 May, Minister of Culture Abid Raja will present new guidelines for festivals and cultural events after 15 June and onwards.

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From the North Sea Festival in Farsund to the Farsund Folk Festival

The North Sea Festival in Farsund was founded on 27.10.1998 under the name North Sea Festival Sailor´s Wake. The name change to the North Sea Festival in Farsund was approved at the annual meeting on 25.01.2006.

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Welcome to the festival office in Torvgata

As some of you may have noticed, we have "moved" into the Tourist Office in Torvgata. This year's festival office will be here during the entire festival. The office will be open: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12.00 - 15.00 Thursday and Friday at 12.00 - 18.00 Saturday at 12.00 - 15.00 At the festival office you will…

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PEOPLE on Backes

The North Sea Festival has with great success used Backes Bu as a permanent concert venue for our concert series outside the festival. We therefore use Backes Bu also during this year's festival. We build a festival concept inside and out with loose snippets and serving. Here it will be intimate and we guarantee that it will twitch dance feet and bodies. It gets crowded and loud under the roof - imagine you are in a pub in Scotland or Ireland and get carried away!

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New festival and new websites

HURRA, festival soon !! We look forward wildly and uninhibitedly and have many goodies for you in 2019. Something will be as before, something will be completely new - as it always has been. Our first news is this, the festival's new website. We thank Laura and Roger in Havdur design for fantastic websites, finally Ann Helen understands…

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We have received the Farsund municipality's culture award - hooray!

On September 20, we received a nice phone call from the leader of the committee for culture and upbringing, Jostein Alvestad Kydland. The North Sea Festival in Farsund had been awarded this year's culture prize at the meeting. We really appreciate that!