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.
29 January – 2 February
Some of Trondheim’s most historic buildings host this festival of baroque music, which features a performance from the farewell tour of the British Hilliard Ensemble.
30 January – 1 February
A showcase of unsigned and up-and-coming bands from Trondheim and across Norway. This year’s event features Death by Unga Bunga and Rumble In Rhodos.
31 January – 1 February
The Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel hosts a 2-day celebration of great music, dancing, and much more. Giraldo Piloto & Klimax, one of the Caribbean’s most popular groups, headline.
Trondheim Metal Fest
6 – 8 March
The fifth anniversary of the city’s celebration of metal music. 30 bands play 7 venues over 3 days.
Startup Weekend Trondheim
25 – 27 April
Developers, designers, marketers and budding entrepreneurs come together to create real businesses in just 54 hours. Prizes to be won!
Technoport 2014 Innovation Conference
28 – 30 April
Meet. Share. Innovate. Technoport 2014 brings together entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders, students, researchers and dreamers in Trondheim, Norway’s technology capital.
24 – 27 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 2014 will be revealed soon.
Kosmorama International Film Festival
28 April – 4 May
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.
Trondheim Jazz Festival
7 – 11 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.
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 51st 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
31 July – 2 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.
15 – 16 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. Last year’s event featured Dizzee Rascal and The XX, with the 2014 line-up to be announced later this year.
Coralua International Choir Festival
23 – 29 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.
Blues in Hell
4 – 7 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.
Trondheim Chamber Music Festival
22 – 28 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.
Did I miss anything? Let me know!