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Festivals in Scandinavia

Festivals in Scandinavia

Scandinavia, and in particular Denmark, is known for its many music festivals during the summer months. The largest in each country are:
  • Roskilde Festival (Denmark, early July) - One of the worlds most famous rock festivals, with 70,000 tickets for sale and 30,000 volunteers.
  • Ruisrock (Finland, July) - Finland's largest music festival, held on an island near Turku, with around 70,000 spectators.
  • Hultsfred (Sweden, July) - Sweden's main rock festival, takes place in southern Sweden and has an attendance of ~30,000.
  • Arvika (Sweden, July) - Sweden's main synth festival, takes place close to Norwegian border in mid Sweden and has an attendance of ~30,000.
  • Quart (Norway, June/July) - Norway's main rock festival, and in Kristiansand in southern Norway.
  • Hove (Norway, June-July) - Hove Festival mixes large international acts with Norwegian bands in the unique setting of an island outside Arendal city. 50,000 tickets sold.
  • G! Festival (Faroe Islands, July) - The Faroes' main (and arguably only) event, with around 10,000 participants and 6,000 tickets sold every year. Mainly local and Scandinavian bands.
  • Iceland Airwaves (Iceland, October) - A progressive, trendsetting, music festival that attracts around 2000 visitors every year, besides the many locals showing up.

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