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|Country and Region||Norway — Sør-Trøndelag|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Storås and Meldal, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway|
|Festival Contact Information|
Storåsfestivalen is Norway’s best and most real festival. It takes place in the midst of mountains and woods in a small community which usually has a population of 700. The festival attracts people from all of Norway and Europe with visitors in all ages and all kinds of classes. Storåsfestivalen is rich in experiences. Here everyone lives in tents—with nature as the big backdrop. We have bands from all corners of the world, sharing the cause of representing something real in their respective genres. But Storåsfestivalen is more than big concerts. It is also a complete festival. In addition to our 3 open air stages, we have many other activities such as contemporary circus, extreme sport, workshops, poetry and children’s activities. Several of the activites are shaped with the help of the audience themselves. Only locally produced food based on healthy ingredients is sold at the festival. We have a separate well-being zone with wooden bath tubs, a sauna and the oppurtinity to get a massage. You can go bathing in the river or set up your own camp in the woods.
|Festival Dates||July 29 - 30, 2011|
Storåsfestivalen is a «no logo»-festival. At the festival area you get to experience art and installations in preferance to advertising signs. The festival is based on voluntary forces and teamwork with local organizations, companies and the public community. Everyone are doing their best to make sure that you can experience a festival with alternative frameworks, where you as an audience are in the spotlight.
Storåsfestivalen was first arranged in July, 2004. More than 6000 visitors showed up the first year, where almost 50 artists performed. In 2005 the festival was expanded to three days, while the number of visitors was tripled. More than 70 artists from all of Europe were on the programme. Last year’s festival got visited by over 24,000 festival goers spread over three days, with bands like Cardigans (SWE), Turbonegro (NOR), Dropkick Murphys (US), Thåström (SWE), Electric Eel Shock (JPN), Quit Your Dayjob (SWE), Tarad de Haïdouks (ROM) and Totalt Jävla Mörker (SWE), among others, performing on stage.
How to get to Storås:
- The nearest city is Trondheim which is 74 kilometers away. It is easy to get to Trondheim by bus or train from Oslo, or by plane to Trondheim Airport, Værnes. There are several low fare airlines which fly direct routes to Trondheim from Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Stockholm, Copenhagen, London and Amsterdam. Another way is by plane to Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, and then travel from there to Trondheim either by plane, train or bus.
- Train fares from Oslo to Trondheim can be as low as 199 NOK, and bus fares as low as 49 NOK if you order tickets early. We will arrange festival buses from Trondheim which drive to the festival area both Thursday and Friday, and return to on Sunday.
- While other festivals have to shut down before midnight, and the audience scatters all over town, we keep it up all night. A lot of it owes thanks to our huge festival camp which barely has any physical limitations in its size. The camp is continually under improvement. During our first year we had to expand in the middle of the festival, and we have more than enough space in spare in case of a massive rush of visitors. Last year we expanded the camp to the south and could offer camping in the midst of the wood.
- We want everyone to thrive and feel good. To do so, we can offer camping for the ones who would like to party all night, and more withdrawn for families with children and others who wants a good night’s sleep. This year there will be even more improvements both in terms of size and contents. More information and news about our festival camp will be announced here when festival approaches.
- Storås is a community in the municipality of Meldal in Sør-Trøndelag county. The place is situated by national highway 65 and the Orkla river, eight kilometers northwest of the municipality’s centre.