Embassy Unplugged: Metal from Norway
With Kristian Espedal (Gaahls Wyrd) and Lindy-Fay Hella (Wardruna)
For 20 years Inferno Metal Festival has been a leading force in the global Extreme Metal movement, attracting fans from more than 50 countries to the yearly event in metal Mekka, Oslo – Norway. Each Easter metalheads have been swarming the city center for four days straight. Similar events have taken place in Bergen, where Beyond the Gates has established itself as much cherished celebration of the international underground metal scene at the eve of the summer holidays.
Both festivals has proven to be a focal point for traveling metal fans all over the world. More than 50 % of the total attendance is coming from abroad. To build on this phenomenon, Inferno Metal Festival, Beyond the Gates, Norwegian Tourism Partners and the University of South-Eastern Norway have teamed up for a project that will look further into how the Norwegian Metal scene could inspire the broader tourism sector to attract international music fans.
Åsmund Prytz (Project Coordinator Inferno Metal Festival)
Silje Wergeland (Chairwoman of the Board Beyond the Gates)
Jan-Martin Jensen (Director Inferno Metal Festival)
Ivar Bjørnsson (Enslaved)
Christina Wenig (Metal Hammer)
Toby Schaper (radio host Stahlwerk/rbb Radio Fritz, author Deaf Forever & VISIONS)
Aditya Sharma (rbb)
CONCERT (short & unplugged)
Kristian Espedal and Lindy-Fay Hella
Drinks and light refreshments to follow.
After-party at Wowsville Bar, Berlin, with DJ Walter (Roadburn), DJ Torgrim (Beyond the Gates) and DJ Runar (Inferno Metal Festival)
Veranstalter: Inferno Metal Festival, Beyond the Gates festival, Norwegian Tourism Partners and the University of South-Eastern Norway in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Berlin
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