Tromsø: 2012 Insomnia Festival for music, movement, and new ideas
Tromsø is renowned for breeding innovative artists within the electronic music field. Insomnia Festival seeks to evolve the creative energy this has given rise to by creating a platform for new electronic music and techno culture. This year's festival will take place October 25–27.
Insomnia is a festival for innovative electronic music – which means music created with electronic contraptions. The creative process within the genre is as varied as the music itself, and the festival hopes to display a wide variety of it.
The Festival also combines new, innovative music with new technology and design through public seminars during the festival. It takes shape through live concerts, dj/club events, seminar, exhibitions, performance, installations and debates. Our venues vary from Tromsø’s beautiful old cinema, Verdensteatret and the student house Driv which used to be the old youth house Brygga, where artists like Bel Canto, Röyksopp and Rune Lindbæk started their careers.
The festival has its base in Tromsø as the city was Norway’s capital of house and techno when the genre first emerged. Insomnia Festival is a non-profit event, with our main goal to create an artistic melting pot and an important platform for innovative artists above the arctic circle. Tromsø City is based on an island surrounded by majestic mountains which are covered in snow most of the year. About 70.000 people live here and 10.000 of those are students. Insomnia festival is placed in an environment that gives creative energy and mental space- we therefore recommend both artists and audience to stay for the whole week for recreation and inspiration.
Foto on top: Yngve Olsen Sæbbe