Norwegians Happy With City Fests

Organisers of both the city park fests that kick off the Norwegian outdoor season were happy to pull crowds averaging around 7,500 per day.

Photo: Jarle H. Moe
in Norway June 11-14. 

In fact the main difference between the two events, which ran in parallel in Oslo and Bergen and shared acts including Jakson Browne, Patti Smith, and Tori Amos, was the weather:

Oslo had four days of sunshine, while it was noticeably colder in Bergen. The main talking point for the Oslo crowd was when Norwegian globally-selling novelist Jo Nesbo joined Patti Smith onstage to cover The Who’s “My Generation”. Norwegian Wood was in Oslo June 10-13. Bergenfest was June 11-14.