Trondheim Calling 2020 – A Good Showcase Competition and Convention

Norway has 4 completely different showcase festivals, and Trondheim Calling is the second longest operating of those. This yr was their tenth anniversary. A complete of 82 bands/artists with all collectively 350 musicians and artists plus 900 delegates from the Norwegian and worldwide music enterprise have been gathered for 3 days of concert events, seminars and networking. (Picture above: Agnete Kjølsrud from Djerv)

The Northern Belle

In 1998 by:Larm began because the Norwegian reply to SXSW and different showcase festivals. The primary years the competition alternated between completely different cities in Norway, however after by:Larm determined to remain completely in Oslo, and likewise modified their perspective to be extra Nordic and worldwide, the necessity got here for a brand new competition, and Trondheim Calling was began in 2011. Since then we now have obtained two extra regional showcase festivals, Sørveiv in Kristiansand and Wild Wild West in Bergen.

Jonas Jansen Ramsfjell from Bakrus

This yr’s Trondheim Calling was my fifth, and I’ve seen the competition evolve to a really skilled and likewise fascinating competition. The convention half is excellent, with fascinating, and likewise helpful themes for the struggling musicians. The competition half mixes up and coming artists and bands with some extra established bands. On this manner the concert events attracts the native followers along with the delegates so the bands get to play for an enthusiastic crowd.

At this yr’s Trondheim Calling I noticed ten artists and bands, and listed here are photographs of them.


Torgeir Waldemar

The Northern Belle




The Change

Øyvind Holm



Agnete Kjølsrud from Djerv

All photographs are © Per Ole Hagen and should not be used with out written permission.




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