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Hulen ('The Cave') is a student-driven rock club in Bergen, Norway, that opened on 17 May 1969.[1][2] Hulen has its premises in an old bomb shelter below Nygårdshøyden in the city center of Bergen. The shelter is rented from the Norwegian Civil Defence.[1] During its 40 years of existence Hulen has been threatened with bankruptcy etc., but has managed to continue because of their volunteers and supporters.[1]


Hulen was once an air-raid shelter, which in 1968 was converted into a club for local students in Bergen, and opened on 17 May 1969.[3] The reason was partly that the students' old resident, Parkveien 1, was torn down.[3] In over 42 years that have elapsed since that time Hulen has also always served as a cultural alternative for students and music people.[3] Hulen is driven by pure idealism.[3] Around 80 people sacrifice some of their best years to keep the wheels rolling in the cave.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Fossen, Erik (26 September 2009). "Bergtatt igjen". BTMagasinet (in Norwegian) (Bergens Tidende). pp. 12–15. 
  2. ^ Brøske, Bjørn Tore (26 August 2009). "Hulen fyller 40". Bergensavisen (in Norwegian) (Bergen). Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  3. ^ a b c d e .History section at Hulen's homepage(in Norwegian)

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Coordinates: 60°23′06″N 5°19′28″E / 60.3851°N 5.32455°E / 60.3851; 5.32455