Opening Ceremony

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at the 2022 Bergen International Festival

Opening Ceremony


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Wednesday 25 May 12:30 PM

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2022-05-25 12:30:00 2022-05-25 15:30:00 Europe/Oslo Opening Ceremony Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester

The festival is turning 70, and you are invited to the opening party!

Welcome to the 70th Bergen International Festival! The opening ceremony will take place in the heart of the city, Torgallmenningen.

The opening ceremony is an annual celebration in which several thousand people usually gather to mark the beginning of the festival. The ceremony programme contains artistic elements, speeches and the traditional sing-along of Bergen's anthem, Nystemten, and the Norwegian national anthem, Ja, vi elsker.

This year's presenter is none other than pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. More artists and programme details will be announced during the spring.

The opening ceremony is free for everyone. Welcome to the festival's big birthday party, and the beginning of 15 days of festivities, foundations and friction!

Photo: Thor Brødreskift

A free stream of the Opening ceremony will be available at