About Farsund Folk Festival

Farsund Folk Festival is an international folk music festival in Farsund, Norway. The festival's main focus is traditional music from the countries around the North Sea. The festival is held the last weekend in August every year.

Farsund Folk Festival invites to concerts, courses, parties and dances. In addition to continuously working to give the audience fantastic experiences with artists who are always unique in their fields internationally, the festival also wants to function as a meeting place and network arena for the artists who come here. This leads to many exciting meetings between professionals and amateurs, from home and abroad. In Farsund you get close to the artists, and the chance for ihuga fans to exchange a few words with their big idols is strongly present.

Farsund Folk Festival (formerly the North Sea Festival in Farsund) celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018. Previously, the festival has hired musicians from Scotland, England, Orkney, Faroe Islands, Shetland, USA, Denmark, Sweden and Finland, as well as many of the leading musicians folk music -Norway has to offer.

Farsund Folk Festival - Where People Meet Folk.

Travel and accommodation

There are many possibilities for accommodation in Farsund. We have made a small overview of some of the options. Farsund Fjordhotell Our festival hotel has in all years been Farsund Fjordhotell, which is located 15 minutes walk from Farsund center. This is where the artists live and this is where you can experience the joy of playing for the musicians early and late.…

About Farsund

Farsund is the last southern village before you meet the western country. The city and the municipality invite you to nature experiences all year round and maybe you can take a beach trip or car trip between the concerts during the festival? Read more about Farsund and Lista on Visit Norway's website.


Program 2019 The festival was held for the first time in 1998, and is being held this year for the 22nd time. We have many fond memories and look back. Below you can see the list of the many fantastic names who have visited the festival over the years. 1999 Ånon Egeland, Frode Nyvold, Leiv Solberg, Folk, Hirtshals Spillemandslaug; List Accordion Club, Agder…

Volunteers - do you want to join the team?

Farsund Folk Festival - we have the world's best volunteers! Farsund Folk goes off the rails from 26 August to 29 August 2021, and we need volunteers for many tasks during the festival. Volunteers are needed for rigging, ticket and t-shirt sales, staffing of festival offices, hosts / hostesses, place managers, and other events, driving artists and equipment both in the city, to and from…