Festivals wind down on high note

Norway’s dizzying summer season of music and cultural festivals was starting to wind down this week, but with one of the biggest and most successful of them all. After months of hype and preparations, the annual Øya Festival could finally open to sold-out crowds and sunshine in Oslo. Festival organizers could expect 15,000 people at […]

Thousands descend on Bergen

The annual cultural event known as Festspillene is royally underway in Bergen, with an estimated 40,000 expected to fill local concert halls and theaters. King Harald and Queen Sonja followed tradition in opening this year’s Bergen International Festival, which runs through June 3. It’s the largest music and arts festival in the Nordic countries, attracting […]