Programme: Festivalgata // Friday
In collaboration with Quality Hotel Grand, we organize free concerts every day, all day in Festivalgata. In addition their will be DJs out in the late night hours. Come, join and feel the good festival atmosphere!
Kongsberg Storband // 11:00
The band will give you a varied menu of sounds and rhythms. We move through high energy funk and rock to soft ballads – from Latin America to Africa. With an age span from 17 to 70+, young talents continue to flower among grey-haired veterans from our local jazz society. We love that our incubator still works!
Living Alma // 12:30
Living Alma is hot mess from Halden, Norway. They play what can be defined as indie/folk/pop, calm but with a lot of nerve. They recently released their first EP, “Sleepy Sun”, recorded at Athletic Sound, in their home town.
Kriss Ivy // 14:00
Kris Ivy has been a singer/songwriter for many years. The lyrics are stories collected from his own life as well as from happenings from the real world. He has a steady crew of 7 musicians that shapes the unique sound of this band.
Phunky Phat // 15:30
Phunky Phat is a powertrio with two guitarist and a drummer. Their roots in rock, jazz, blues and soul connects their instrumental musikk in an outragious musical expression where spherical soundscapes, singable melodies and hypnotic drumming makes your legs twist and shout. Welcome to a extraodrinary concert!
IDA&Gutta // 17:00
Ida&Gutta is an alternative rock band. Their music has been described as playful, dynamic, evocative and expressive.
Ian & the Jazzheads // 18:30
The british sax player Ian Trewhella has been a part of the jazz scene in many countries before he landed in Norway. Together with musicians from Hurum, Oslo and Azerbaijan he formed the band Ian & The Jazzheads in 2017.
Ian & The Jazzheads has an unorthodox and engaging approach with a broad spectre of jazz and jazz rock, playing music composed by Brecker Brothers, Bob Berg and Mike Stern, Sam Rivers, John Coltrane.
Funked Up // 20:00
Funked Up is a local band that plays edgy, funky songs that you’ve definitely heard before, performed with punch, heart & soul! With three singers in front, four brass brothers and a smokin’ band they’ll heat up Festivalgata on Friday night!
DJ Ole K // 21:00
Ole K has been a DJ around Norway since the late nineties! He plays a blissful mix of soul, funk, yacht rock, disco and pop. Not too strange, not too stressful, but very dance-friendly.
Observe that there are no age restrictions in Festivalgata until 20:00.
Festival pass 2019 | NOK 3395Provides access to all festival concerts all days, given capacity. Guaranteed entrance to Kirketorget. The ticket needs to be exchanged for a wrist band in our ticket booth outside Quality Grand Hotel.Get your festival pass here