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This Year’s Best Nordic Music Festivals

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MONIKA TUDJA rounds up the best festivals across the Nordic nations this summer, from a Copenhagen street party to an exclusive event on a Faroese beach…


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Distortion
Copenhagen, 29 May – 2 June

One of Scandinavia’s biggest music festivals is often referred to as the ‘Orchestrated Chaos’, taking over the streets of the Danish capital.


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Secret Solstice
Reykjavik, 21-23 June (TBA)

Lava tunnels, volcanos, and glaciers with amazing hip-hop and electronic acts.


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Tinderbox
Odense, 27-29 June

Denmark’s electronic, indie, hip-hop and rock festival, with artists from the top of the charts and pool parties.


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Roskilde
Roskilde, 29 June – 6 July

If size matters Roskilde is definitely the winner. Scandinavia’s biggest music festival is world-known for its wild campsite parties and legendary lineups of rock, heavy metal, urban and pop music.


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Øyafestivalen
Oslo, 6-10 August

Norway’s biggest celebration of music in the heart is Oslo is popular but very alternative.


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Way Out West
Gothenburg, 8-10 August

MTV’s ‘Most Innovative Festival’ offers world-class music, film screenings, lectures and exhibitions.


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Weekend Finland
Helsinki, 19-20 July

‘The biggest party in Northern Europe’ takes place in the bay area of Helsinki, concentrating on electronic music and hip-hop.


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