Bergenfest 2023

4:00pm 14 Jun - 11:30pm 17 Jun, 2023
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Bergen, Norway

Bergenfest 2023: History And Music Fusion In Norway

No other festival lets you soak up so much good music in such a beautiful historic location. The venue is no other than the Bergenhus Fortress, the site of a medieval castle and fortress located in the city center of Bergen, Norway. A variety of dance-worthy genres are well-represented at the Bergenfest; from electronica, Americana, pop and rock, blues, and indie. There are several stages located both indoors and outdoors, but regardless of where you spend your time rocking it out, the spirit of good ol’ revelry is so tangible and contagious. But perhaps what festival goers appreciate the most about this event is that it has maintained its intimate ambiance through the years, yet every performance is intense and dramatic.

‘Get ready to experience the feels with your favorite acts, and with your best buddies by your side at Bergenfest.’

Festival goers look forward to the grub and drinks at the Bergenfest. Several stalls will be selling delightful fare, including tacos, sushi, burgers, as well as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free delights. 

Bergenfest 2023 Lineup

Past performers include Sigur Ros, John Mayer, Phoenix, Liam Gallagher, Ellie Goulding, Patti Smith, Tori Amos, Kygo, and Band of Horses.

The 2022 lineup headliners included The Specials, Ian Noe, Passenger, Rhys Lewis and loads more acts. 

Stay tuned for 2023 to be announced soon.

Where to view Bergenfest

Bergenfest takes place at the historical Bergenhus Fortress, with massive lawn spaces and some parts which date back to the 1500’s, making for one unforgettable festival venue. The three outdoor venues within the Bergenhus: the main stage is located at Plenen, followed by the Bastion and the Heart Bank. The two indoor venues are Magic Mirrors, an art-noveau inspired tent, and the Hahonshallen, a medieval festival venue.

Separate festival passes for those under 18, and 18 and above, are available. The minimum age to attend the festival is 15 years old.

How to get around Bergen

Bergen has an efficient public transportation system. The city center is compact enough to get around on foot, if you don’t have to get too far.

It’s recommended to get yourself a Bergen Card, which enables you to travel freely on the light rail and bus in and out of Bergen. Hailing a bus or taxi is easy with several stops within the city.

Where to stay in Bergen

Bergen has a terrific selection of accommodations that cater to every budget. There are guesthouses, hotels, private home rentals, and even campsites available around town. Because the town population swells up during the Bergenfest, we always recommend booking accommodations as early as you can.

Check out Rad’s accommodation map below for all the awesome apartments and hotel deals in Bergen!

Things to do in Bergen

Bergen is the second biggest city in Norway, home to significant periods in the country’s colorful past. Tucked in between the incredibly scenic fjords and seven mountains, Bergen offers lots to do for both city and outdoor lovers.

Known as the city of seven mountains, no trip to Bergen is complete without visiting at least one of these majestic sights. The most accessible of these is Fløyen, which is connected to the city center. Getting to the top will take less than 10 minutes, and from here you will be rewarded with enchanting views of the city and nearby surrounds. The seafood in Bergen is insanely fresh, thanks to its extensive coastline. Sink your teeth into marine delights at the Bergen Fish Market, where the array of colorful treasures from the ocean will blow your mind.

Bergen’s nightlife offers an exciting experience worth of exploring as well. There is a wide range of diverse watering holes for every taste, but make sure that you get to try some of the local schnapps, vodka, and beer.

Bergenfest 2023 Dates

Bergenfest takes place from June 14-17, 2023.

Norway Travel Tips:

Plan ahead: Book your perfect trip with our Norway travel guide and destination information. Does Norway require a visa? Check the visa requirements before you get caught up during your travel.

Stay safe: Even the best-laid plans can head south. SafetyWing travel medical insurance can help you stay safe and cover you in unlikely situations as well as that epic road trip or on your next adventure. How to stay safe during Bergenfest 2023? If you’re not covered for your trip yet, get your quote here.

Spend money wisely: Take public transport and dine in from time to time are common saving tips during traveling. How to spend money wisely in Norway? Make use of technology. There’s an app for everything.

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