Norwegian Wood Festival
This festival, held annually in June in Oslo, is one of the highlights on the country's musical calendar, if not the highlight, attracting many of the world's top artists as well as plenty of local Scandinavian bands. Norwegian Wood, named for the famous Beatles Song, has an impressive list of past performers, including the likes of Bob Dylan, Sting, David Bowie, Tori Amos, Lou Reed, Johnny Cash, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, Lenny Kravitz, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Alanis Morissette, Travis, The Cardigans, Counting Crows, Iggy Pop, Faithless and many many more. As clear from the list of performers this outdoor festival primarily celebrates rock music, but there are exceptions. The timing is perfect for those wanting to travel during the Norwegian summer and experience the Midnight Sun. Tickets are limited and they sell out fast so it is best to book them in advance online. Children under five get in free of charge accompanied by an adult. You can buy a festival pass for all four days, or just a single day pass. The festival is always held at the Frognerbadet, which is very near the famous sculpture garden of Vigeland Park.
Date: 11 - 14 June 2014