Major music festivals Get acquainted with some of Oslo's major music festivals. Oslo Internasjonale KirkemusikkfestivalPhoto: Lars Flydal Oslo International Church Music Festival 17–26 March 2017: Sacred moments and great music experiences in the churches of Oslo. Inferno Metal Festival: TaakePhoto: Lise Mette Eidet / Inferno Inferno Metal Festival 12–15 April 2017: While many people spend Easter in the mountains, others come to Oslo to paint the town black. Violet Road, Norwegian Wood 2014Photo: Helge Brekke Norwegian Wood Rock Festival 15–17 June 2017: Celebrating its 25th anniversary with an all-Norwegian line-up. Øya Festival 2014: Rival Sons Photo: Erik Moholdt/Øyafestivalen Øya Festival 8-12 August 2017: The Øya Festival draws around 60,000 music lovers to Oslo's east side. Oslo Jazz FestivalPhoto: Nancy Bundt/VisitOSLO Oslo Jazz Festival 12–19 August 2017: For more than 30 years the festival has offered a broad range of jazz experiences. MelafestivalenPhoto: VisitOSLO/Karianne Lund Mela 18–20 August 2017: A weekend filled with music, dance, art and scents from all corners of the world. Oslo Kammermusikk Festival: Håvard Gimse on the OperaPhoto: Aktiv i Oslo (CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0) Oslo Chamber Music Festival 17–26 August 2017: The festival aims to spread chamber music to a broader audience. GranittrockPhoto: Granittrock Granittrock 1–2 September 2017: This really is a festival for everyone! No age limit, plenty of room, and best of all; it's free! Brittens War RequiemPhoto: Erik Berg Ultima 7–16 September 2017: Norway’s biggest festival for contemporary music. Emel Mathlouthi, Oslo World Music Festival 2016Photo: Mehdi Hassine Oslo World Music Festival 31 Oct–5 Nov 2017: Many of the "unknown" artists who perform are big stars in their part of the world.