Norway's shining star
Bergenfest is a multi-genre music festival in Bergen, Norway. One of the leading and most established in the country, the festival has grown over its 25 years.
Starting as a blues and Americana festival under the name OleBlues, Bergenfest has since broadened its focus, putting together lineups that include everything from rock to pop, hip hop, and beyond.
Situated in the heart of the city, at the North end of the UNESCO World Heritage site Bryggen, Bergenfest takes place in the picturesque and historic surroundings of Bergenhus Fortress.
Bergenhus Fortress provides a unique and incredible festival venue, with sections dating back to the 1500s and huge lawn spaces surrounding the fortress itself.
Bergenhus Fortress, Vågen, Bergen, 5003, Norway
BY PLANE: There are daily international flights to Bergen from London, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Amsterdam. Bergen Airport Flesland is situated approximately 20 minutes from downtown Bergen. Taxis from the airport to the festival site should take around 20 minutes and cost approximately £25 (300 NOK).
You must be at least 18 to attend the festival unaccompanied. However, those aged 15, 16 or 17 may attend if accompanied by an adult over 23. Each adult over 23 may be responsible for up to two people.
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