I keep my eyes on the major concerts, festivals and other big events happening around Norway so you don’t have to!
Whether you’re a resident of Trondheim or planning a trip, check out this guide to make the most of your time. Check out The List, Trondheim’s new English language publication, for smaller concerts, events and exhibitions throughout the year.
Trøndelagsdagen connects employers from across central Norway with business students from NTNU, Sør-Trøndelag University College, Nord-Trøndelag University College, BI Folkeuniversitetet and several vocational schools.
27 January – 1 February
Some of Trondheim’s most historic buildings host this festival of baroque music.
29 – 31 January
A showcase of unsigned and up-and-coming bands from Trondheim and further afield. The event also features a conference with debates and workshops.
5 – 15 February
The world’s largest international student festival. Throughout the 11 days of the festival, the 450 participants from all over the world will participate in workshops around the main theme: corruption. ISFiT’s cultural events are open to all.
Technoport 2015 Innovation Conference
18 – 19 March
Awaken the entrepreneurial mindset at Technoport 2015. The innovation conference brings together entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders, students, researchers and dreamers to Norway’s technology capital.
23 – 26 April
Local heroes, top Norwegian names and international stars come together for Trondheim’s annual blues festival. A laidback yet popular festival, held mostly at the Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel. Information on the artists for 2015 will be revealed soon.
Kosmorama International Film Festival
2 – 8 March
Established in 2004, Kosmorama is Trondheim’s own film festival, and aims to strengthen the film industry and film in mid-Norway, and contribute to innovation at the intersection of culture and commerce. In addition to being a festival, Kosmorama offers visitors exciting film and professional content.
FIS World Cup
Granåsen hosts an FIS World Cup event in Nordic combined and ski jumping.
Trondheim Jazz Festival
7 – 10 May
Built around the exciting jazz scene in the city and the world renowned jazz course at NTNU, Trondheim Jazz Festival features mainly contemporary and exiting Scandinavian and European jazz acts, along with a series of popular lectures.
A celebration of music with free concerts taking place on various stages across the city. Also taking place in Oslo and Stavanger on the same day.
A free family-friendly festival with two stages in a fantastic location.
St. Olav’s Festival
26 July – 3 August
More than one thousand years since the Viking king Olav Tryggvason sailed up the Trondheim fjord and decided that this was where he would found his city, an annual festival is held in his name. The 52nd St. Olav Festival will attract thousands of visitors to the city, with the line-up to be announced later in the year.
Trøndelag Food Festival
30 July – 1 August
Timed to coincide with St. Olav’s Festival, this celebration of local food pitches up at Torget in the very centre of the city, attracting over 80 exhibitors from across central Norway. In addition to sampling food from across the region, the public can take part in cookery courses and enjoy other entertainment themed around food.
21 – 22 August
A 2-day showcase of new music with some established names thrown in too, Pstereo takes place in the shadow of Nidarod Cathedral at the centre of Trondheim, attracting 7,500 people each year. Opeth, Susanne Sundfør and Cymbals Eat Guitars have been announced so far.
Coralua International Choir Festival
22 – 28 August
Singers from all over the world meet at the International Choir Festival Coralua Trondheim which offers singing workshops and concerts throughout the week. Singers and choirs of all ages are welcome to participate.
Trondheim Maker Faire
28 – 29 August
Maker Faire is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth, a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Blues in Hell
3 – 6 September
A blues festival held in the village of Hell, a short distance from Trondheim Værnes Airport. The main stage is the spectacular Magic Mirror tent that travels all the way from Belgium every year.
Tuesday 8 September
The year’s largest networking event for Trondheim’s business community, held at the Clarion Hotel & Congress on Brattøra.
Trondheim Chamber Music Festival
20 – 27 September
Since its establishment in 1996, the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival has aimed to find a balance between being innovative, audience friendly and presenting a program of high quality.
Trondheim Metal Fest
1 – 3 October
Moving to the autumn this year, Trondheim Metal Fest welcomes more than 30 bands to the city across 3 days. Korpiklaani, Primordial, Evile, Tankard, Rotting Christ, Circus Maximus, Crucified Barbara and Mambo Kurt are on the bill so far.
Woah. Quite a year ahead! Did I miss anything? Contact me.