The Festival also combines new innovative music with new technology and design through public seminars during the festival. It all shapes through live concerts, dj/club events, seminar, exhibitions, performance, installations and debates. Our venues vary from Tromsøs beautiful old cinema, Verdensteatret and the student house Driv witch used to be the old youth houseBrygga where artists like Bel Canto, Röyksopp and Rune Lindbæk started their career.
The festival has its base in Tromsø as the city was Norway’s capitol of house and techno when the genre emerged. Insomnia Festival runs as a non-profit event, with our main goal to create an artistic melting point and an important platform for innovative artists above the arctic circle. Tromsø City is based on an island surrounded by majestic mountains which all 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.
Tvibit, Fr Langes gt 29
9008 TROMSØ, Norway