Welcome, visitors from abroad!


Bergenfest is the largest music festival in the Western Norway. Taking place in picturesque and historic surroundings of the Bergenhus Fortress. The festival is situated in the heart of the city, at the North end of the UNESCO World Heritage site Bryggen in Bergen. Over the course of five eventful and sunny days in mid June, Bergenfest offers the best of Norwegian and international music from an eclectic mix of genres - rock, RnB, hip hop, EDM, world music and blues.

The festival takes place on June 12th – 16th 2018.

 

Bergenfest offers two types of festival tickets: THE FESTIVAL PASS, which gives access to all four festival days to a discounted price, and the ONE DAY PASS, which gives access to all concerts taking place on a given festival day.

Four Day Festival Pass NOK 2 250 + ticket fee
Tuesday June 12th NOK 790 + ticket fee

The other day passes will go on sale mid November. 

NB! Prices can change without prior notification. Tickets are non-refundable.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

 

 

When you get to the festival your original ticket will get changed to a wristband. You must wear this during the festival as it grants you access in and out of the festival area. There are too different wristbands, depending on if you have a one-day pass or a festival pass. If you have the festival pass you only get one wristband during the festival period.

Due to security reasons, there will be body search at the entrance to the concert area. We kindly ask the audience to co-operate so that everyone can be let in as fast as possible.  You will only be granted access to the concert area after a body search. If you want to leave the festival area you must wear your festival wristband or you wont be let in ones you have left.

There are no wardrobe options at the festival. If you have brought something with you that are not permitted, we cannot store this for you.

This is not permitted on the festival area:

  • Professional photo/video/audio devices
  • Bottles, boxes or other hard, sharp or heavy objects
  • Weapons such as fireworks, laser pens, objects that resemble a weapon
  • Heavy chains with sharp rivets
  • Banners, posters, umbrellas, folding chairs, selfie sticks*
  • Beverages, groceries
  • Illegal substances. Possessions of such will be reported to the police.
  • Dogs, cats or other pets

* If you are using crutches or a cane, you will be allowed access to the festival area.

This will be declined at the entrance. There are no storage facilities at / near the site and that Bergenfest is not responsible for equipment being dismissed on or outside the concert area.

In addition to a large selection of direct flights to Bergen, you can also arrive by ferry or cruise, by train from Oslo or Flåm or by car along the scenic fjords and coast to Bergen. There is also an express bus from Stavanger.

There are daily flights to/from Bergen from/to London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Oslo, Stavanger and Trondheim and several other European cities.

There are several options on how to get from the airport to the city, such as the Airport Bus, Bergen Light Rail as well as taxi.  The Airport Bus stops at Bryggen, which is close to the festival and hotels such as the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Thon Hotel Rozekrantz, and Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret.

The festival takes place on the grounds of a medieval fortress and castle, located on the quayside in the city’s historic centre. Located at the North end of the UNESCO World Heritage site Bryggen in the city centre of Bergen.

 

 

Bergen offers a great selection of hotels and hostels close to the city centre and the festival.

P-Hotels Bergen

Address: Vestre Torggate 9, 5015 Bergen
Distance from city center: 0km
Distance from Festival:  1,3 km
Prices from: NOK 399,-

A small hotel within walking distance of Bergen's many sights. All rooms have shower and cable TV. P-hotels Bergen is located close to Torgallmenningen - a central meeting point in the city center and within walking distance to most of the attractions in Bergen, such as the Wharf, the Fishmarket, Fløyen, theatre etc.

The airportbus stops outside Radisson SAS Hotel Norge, just a couple of minutes from the hotel.  All our rooms have a private bathroom/WC, TV, telephone and a desk.

Scandic Neptun

Address: Valkendorfsgate 8, 5012 Bergen
Distance from city center: 0km
Distance from Festival:  1,1 km
Prices from: NOK 598,-
Wifi: Yes

The place for good food, wine and art! Centrally located in the city centre. Our Superior rooms have a nice bedroom size, always a separate sitting area, desk and otherwise all the amenities that our guests expect to find on a full service hotel. Scandic Neptun is known to be an art & culture hotel. We have renovated and named 5 special suites after Norwegian artists

Thon Hotel Bristol

Address: Torgalmenningen 11, 5014 Bergen
Distance from city center: 0km
Distance from Festival:  1 km
Prices from: NOK 598,-
Wifi: Yes

Centrally located on Torgallmenningen square in the heart of Bergen, within walking distance of Bergen`s most popular attractions, restaurants and shopping. All rooms are well equipped with TV, mini-bar, telephone, hairdryer and trouser press. Rooms for disabled guests are also available. A delicious breakfast buffet is served in our restaurant. A light evening meal is also included for our corporate guests. We offer free breakfast for all our guests. Free wireless Internet access.

Zander K

Address: Zander Kaaes gate 8, 5015 Bergen
Distance from city center: 0km
Distance from Festival:  1,4 km
Prices from: NOK 595,-
Wifi: Yes

Zander K is conveniently located adjacent to Bergen’s train and bus terminal and well as Bergen Light Rail (Bybanen). Found in the cultural heart of the city. Perfect for experiencing Bergen’s rich music and art scene, or even launching out onto the mind-blowing fjords.

You can use one of our 20 free hotel bikes to explore the town, or park your own in one of our 75 indoor spaces. Zander K covers all your contemporary needs. With a fully equipped gym to blow off some steam and a relaxing café bar to experience local organic fjordic flavours & craft beers.

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Address:  Bryggen, 5003 Bergen
Distance from city center: 0km
Distance from Festival:  240 m
Prices from: NOK 673,-
Wifi: Yes

Newly renovated hotel tastefully decorated with a Nordic touch centrally located at Bryggen. The hotel’s award-winning and distinctive architecture ensures that the hotel blends in with the historic environment in Bryggen, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Our 342 rooms are all completely refurbished and are decorated to a high international standard. They all come equipped with 42” Flatscreen TV, radio, free wireless internet access, telephone with voice mail, iron & ironing board, hairdryer, mini bar and laptop size safe in all rooms. There are kettles in all rooms. We also have allergy-friendly rooms and rooms that are adapted for disabled guests.

Marken Guesthouse

Bathroom: Private and shared
Address:  Kong Oscarsgate 45, inngang B/C, 5017 Bergen
Distance from city center: 0km
Distance from Festival:  1 km
Prices from: NOK 255,-
Wifi: Yes

Marken Gjestehus is centrally located and reasonably priced guesthouse, for travellers who want to spend their money on other things than sleeping. Marken Gjestehus is based on the hostel principle, and can offer rooms/beds from one to ten persons. The rooms are light and cozy, and each room is decorated with Scandinavian design. All rooms are equipped with lockers, desk, chairs and mirrors.

In addition we have common rooms, such as dining room, fully equipped kitchen and TV room. In the corridors you also find bathrooms and showers of high standards for the rooms without private bathroom. Bed linen is included, and towels are can be rented.

Intermission Hostel

Bathroom: Shared
Address:  Kalfarveien 8, 5018 Bergen
Distance from city center: 0km
Distance from Festival:  1,4 km
Prices from: NOK 190,-
Wifi: Yes

Intermission Hostel is built around the principle of community. The hostel has 26 beds in one coed dormitory, separated into “semi-private” sections of 6. Over the years, we have learned that while it may look intimidating at first sight, people tend to make really good friends living at close quarters.

The reception is open from 7 in the morning until midnight.

  • - Free fully equipped kitchen
  • - Free washing machines and dryers
  • - Free coffee and tea in the evening
  • - Free wi-fi access
  • - Limited free parking
  • - Breakfast for NOK 30
  • - Bring your own sleeping bag or borrow sheets from us.

Bergen YMCA Hostel

Bathroom: Shared and Private
Address:  Nedre Korskirkeallmenning 4, 5017 Bergen
Distance from city center: 0km
Distance from Festival:  700 m
Prices from: NOK 195,-
Wifi: Yes

Bergen Ymca Hostel is a hostel located in the middle of Bergen city center, right by the famous fish markets, the Tourist Information Centre and a few minutes to the beautiful old town of Bryggen.

We offer a range of reasonably priced, quality accommodation for all budgets, from our ensuite family rooms with their own kitchenette to our spacious budget dorms. We have accommodation to suit you, whether you are a youth, senior or any one in between!

Bryggen is now part of Bergen’s common heritage and has a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the city of Bergen is a designated World Heritage City. The world heritage site consists of the old Hanseatic wharf and buildings, and one of the best known urban areas from the Middle Ages in all of Norway. 

Take Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen. The funicular railway is one of Norway's most famous attractions. The trip starts from the city centre, just 150 metres from the Fish Market and Bryggen. The exiting trip up to the mountain is a magnificent experience in itself. The Funicular takes you to a fantastic area of beautiful natural surroundings with innumerable opportunities for walking and hiking. At Fløyen there is also a restaurant, cafeteria, souvenir shop and play area. 

Bergen Aquarium. In more than 50 large and small aquariums you can watch in fascination all the weird and wonderful things that go on beneath the surface at close quarters. In addition to getting to know the cod, and all the other creatures that live along the Norwegian coast, you can meet animals like crocodiles, snakes, lizards and common marmosets in our tropical section. 

Find out more:

Visit Bergen

If you want to cover this year's festival edition, you can apply for press accreditation via the link below.
Please keep in mind that we have a limited capacity to accreditation and we're unfortunately not able to accommodate all requests. 
For other questions and requests, please contact us via info@bergenfest.no.

We no longer accept media accreditation requests for Bergenfest 2017. 

The volunteer registration is now closed.
We have all the volunteers we need for this years festival. 

Address: Bergenhus 13, 5003 Bergen 
Phone: +47 55215060 
E-mail: info(@)bergenfest.no