Greetings Ice Music Fans of the world, we’re super happy to announce that we are returning to Finse, Norway in 2019 with festival passes on sale from August 1st and the festival line up and single concert tickets available on September 1st. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
Our move to Finse for 2018 was a huge success with audience members visiting from as far away as Australia and the USA. They loved the low temperatures, perfectly clear skies and, of course, the sublime sounds of Ice Music! You can grab a feel of 2018's vibe and construction efforts in this previous post called Process & Performance.
Such was the lure of Finse’s remote and wondrous, snow laden landscape, we took the calculated risk of producing 2018’s festival with the knowledge of Finse’s reputation for cold temperatures and harsh winds. To ensure we didn’t disappoint, we decided to produce a more intimate festival to minimise logistics - nothing too daring and grand, just pure, ethereal Ice Music. The audience reaction was ecstatic, all keeping warm together under a frozen roof. We shall be carrying the pure, icy theme into 2019.
Keen-eyed observers will have noticed our subtle name change for 2019, as we are now called Ice Music Festival Norway. Terje Isungset is still the visionary artistic director and he will be performing his magic along with other incredible musicians in Finse in 2019. We just wanted a name that’s more embracing of the country that Ice Music originated from, along with allowing the potential of creating Ice Music in new locations across Norway’s vast landscapes and natural wonder. Please note that we a new Instragam account called @icemusicfestivalnorway but our Facebook page remains the same, just a name change.