Tromsø is renowned for breeding innovative artists within the electronic music field. Insomnia Festival seeks to evolve the creative energy this has given rise to by creating a platform for new electronic music and techno culture.
Insomnia is a festival for innovative electronic music – which means music created with electronic contraptions. The creative process within the genre is as varied as the music itself, and the festival hopes to display a wide variety of it.
The Festival also combines new, innovative music with new technology and design through public seminars during the festival. It takes shape through live concerts, dj/club events, seminar, exhibitions, performance, installations and debates.
The festival has its base in Tromsø as the city was Norway’s capital of house and techno when the genre first emerged. Insomnia Festival is a non-profit event, with our main goal to create an artistic melting pot and an important platform for innovative artists above the arctic circle. Tromsø City is based on an island surrounded by majestic mountains which are covered in snow most of the year. About 70.000 people live here and 10.000 of those are students. Insomnia festival is placed in an environment that gives creative energy and mental space- we therefore recommend both artists and audience to stay for the whole week for recreation and inspiration.
DRIV – Concerts Thursday through Saturday
VERDENSTEATRET – Opening concerts Thursday and seminars
KURANT– Exhibitions and concerts
SMALL PROJECTS – Exhibitions and concerts
TVIBIT – Seminars and Workshops
You can exchange your ticket for your wristband from 20:30 at Driv from Thursday to Saturday, or at the door at Verdensteateret for Thursday’s concerts.
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Insomnia focus on innovation in music, arts and experience therefore we want to offer a discount on festivalpass to our industry peers. If you think it is interesting for you to join our festival as a guest related to what you work with (or study or such) please fill out this form.
Industry pass: 550NOK