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By:Larm consists of two parts: a festival and a conference. The conference is a meeting place for the Norwegian and foreign music industries. A series of lectures, seminars and debates are held during the day. The festival concerts take place at night and are open to the public. Their main focus is to present artists that are on the verge of success, either in their homelands or internationally.
By:Larm’s main office is in Oslo and is operated by the firm Bureau Storm, which is led by Erlend Mogaard-Larsen. In the last ten years by:Larm has been held in Tromsø, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand and Trondheim.
By:Larm 2008 Oslo was the first visit to the capital of Norway and it was decided to stay there to accommodate the growing number of attendees and the need for larger venues and hotels. The conference will be held in Oslo once again between 18–20 February 2010.
At by:Larm in Oslo 2009 there were:
About 1,800 "Speed Meetings" Close to 50 lectures, debates and workshops Approximately 500 concerts Almost 1,900 registered attendees and well over 500 musicians/performers
by:Larm 2013 was held 13–16 February in Oslo. Confirmed acts as of 25 December 2012 are Aact Rraiser, Adam Kanyama, Alina Devercerski, Altmodisch, Anja Kløve, Arlie Mucks, Aslak Hartberg’s The Fuzz, Bendik Giske, Billie Van, Black Twig, Blood Command, Bombus, Boska, Bottled In England, Bow To Each Other, Cockroach Agenda, Colleagues, CTM, Dagens Ungdom, Disaster In The Universe, Efterklang, Ekkolodd, Emile The Duke, Equicez, Fela, French Films, Frøy Aagre Electric, Haraball, Heksed, Heyerdahl, Highasakite, House of Mystery, Hvitmalt Gjerde, Ich Bin Nintendo, Ida Jenshus, Indians, Intertwine, John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen, Karin Park, Kaveh, Kid Astray, Kråkesølv, LCMDF, Ludvig Moon, Lukas Graham, Mando Diao, Mariam The Believer, Matilda, Mona & Maria, Monica Heldal, MØ, Nause, Nils Bech, Noonie Bao, Nosizwe, Okkultokrati, Pandreas, Phantom, Phil T. Rich, Postiljonen, Rangleklods, Saint Lou Lou, Solen, Stig, The Switch, Taken By Trees, Tako Lako, Thea & The Wild, Tim Christensen, Turbonegro, Ulige Numre, Urban Cone, Valgeir Sigurdsson, Vithr, Winhill/Losehill, Young Dreams and Zawadi.
by:Larm 2014 was held from 26 February–1 March in Oslo. Confirmed acts among others included Serena Maneesh Somnambulism, Atlanter, Coucheron,,Hjatalin, Ice Cream Cathedral , John Cale and James Murphy.