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Oslo World Music Festival

1–6 November 2016 at various venues in Oslo

As winter draws near, Oslo's most international music festival takes place. Many of the artists who perform at Oslo World Music Festival are big stars in their part of the world, but may be new acquaintances for most Norwegians.

Mari Boine, Oslo World Music Festival
Photo: Lars Opstad/Rikskonsertene

Artists 2016

The theme of this year's festival is forbidden songs

Confirmed artists: 
47 Soul (PS/JO), Arnaldo Antunes (BR), Bei Ru (US/AM), Beirut & Beyond (LB/JO/PS/SY/AM), Belén Maya (ES), Bu Kolthoum (SY), Carminho (PT), Cheikh Lô (SN), Den Sorte Skole (DK) & Oligarkh (RU), Dom La Nena (BR), Emel Mathlouthi (TN) & KORK (NO) (TN/NO), Farmers Market (NO), Frædag: Culoe De Song (ZA), Kristin Asbjørnsen, Ablaye Cissoko & Olav Torget (NO/SN), Mahsa Vahdat (IR), Mashrou' Leila (LB), MHD (FR), Muittuid Šuokŋa – The Melody Of Memories, Moddi & Trondheimsolistene (NO), Noura Mint Seymali (MR), Omar Souleyman (SY), Positive People - Stella Mwangi & African Sunz(NO), Puerto Candelaria (CO), Retro: Nastia (UA) / DJ Nuhhh! (NO), Salif Keita (ML), Sidiki Camara (ML/NO), Untzdag: Brian Not Brian (IR) / Øyvind Morken (NO) / B2B (IR), Yilian Cañizares (CU), Youmna Saba (LB) ...

Complete programme for Oslo World Music Festival


You can buy single tickets for each concert. In addition, there are day passes for Friday and Saturday.
Tickets are available at Oslo Visitor Centre, 7-Eleven or Narvesen shops, or you can buy tickets online.  

Khaira Arby to Oslo World Music Festival 2015
Khaira Arby to Oslo World Music Festival 2015
Photo: Oslo World Music Festival

About the festival

The Oslo World Music Festival is a six-day festival that presents world music of all kinds. In the course of the festival more than 300 artists from all corners of the world play different concert venues in the centre of Oslo.

Oslo World Music Festival usually takes place in the end of October and beginning of November – in many ways the perfect time for a festival like this. Oslo can be quite cold and dark at this time of the year, but at Oslo World Music Festival you can get the feeling of being in more exotic places: Go to the Arabic countries with great raï artists, or let intense yoiking take you to Arctic regions. Move your feet to tabla techno, or swing your hips to afro salsa. Follow the stars of world music and go to wherever you want.

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