Young artists on the brink of breaking through are the main focus of Oslo’s by:Larm festival. More than 40 artists will be performing – most Norwegian but also some from neighbouring Sweden and Denmark, as well as the UK and Romania.
The individual concerts are open to the public, while a conference for music professionals runs parallel. It’s an excellent chance for up-and-coming performers to showcase their talents to the audience and the industry, with awards like the Nordic Music Prize and Årets by:Larmer (by:Larmer of the Year) handed out during the festival.
The three-day event has been taking place since 1998, and since 2008 it’s been set in Oslo where a number of different venues host all the exciting concerts.
You can either buy a full festival pass or a one-day pass from the event’s website. Note that there are age limits at most of the venues, so check out the website for specifics.