About Bergenfest

Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with a population of approximately 250.000. Located on the west coast of Norway, the city is known as the gateway to the fjords. Bergenfest is one of the largest contemporary music festivals in Norway and takes 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 four eventful days in mid June, Bergenfest offers the best of Norwegian and international music from a mix of genres - rock, RnB, hiphop, world music and more. 


Plenen – Main stage – Greenfield 8.000 capacity
Bastionen – Greenfield 2.500 capacity
Magic Mirrors – Spiegeltent 600 capacity
Hjertebank Stage – Talent/showcase stage 500 capacity
Håkonshallen – Medieval Viking feast hall 400 capacity (seated)

Acts from previous festivals

Neil Young (solo), Robert Plant, Kygo, Queens of The Stone Age, Bon Iver, Lou Reed, Röyksopp, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Biffy Clyro, Lana Del Rey, John Mayer, Grace Jones, Iggy & The Stooges, Roger Waters, Pet Shop Boys, Patti Smith, ZZ Top, Bastille, Alt-J, Ben Howard, Blondie, Manic Street Preachers, Sigur Rós, Thåström, James Bay, Father John Misty, Phoenix, Years & Years, John Newman, Ellie Goulding, Liam Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft, Zara Larsson, Emeli Sandé, Tove Lo, Halsey, Bryan Ferry, Rag’n’Bone Man, Sigrid, Madrugada. For a comprehensive list click here.

Press Accreditations

If you are interested in covering this year's festival edition, you can apply for press accreditation by clicking the APPLY button 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 (at) bergenfest.no. We look forward to hearing from you.



Official Bergenfest logos. Dark logos to be used on bright backgrounds and dark logos to be used on dark backgrounds.





For Bergenfest photo material feel free to use the photos under. Photo credit: Jarle H. Moe

Sigrid @ Plenen – Bergenfest 2018

Sondre Justad @ Plenen – Bergenfest 2018

Kjartan Lauritzen @ Bastionen – Bergenfest 2018

Hjerteslag @ Plenen – Bergenfest 2019