Norwegian Wood (music festival)

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Norwegian Wood
Status Active
Genre Music Festival
Date(s) Mid June
Begins 16 June 2016 (2016-06-16)
Ends 18 June 2016 (2016-06-18)
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Oslo
Country Norway
Years active 1992 – present
Founder Jørgen Roll
Sten Fredriksen
Haakon Hartvedt

Norwegian Wood is an annual music festival in Oslo, Norway held in Frognerbadet. The name of the festival refers to the famous Beatles song "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)".[1]


Norwegian Wood was initiated in 1992 by Jørgen Roll, Sten Fredriksen and Haakon Hartvedt, of which the first two are still on board the ship. The first two festivals were held on Bærums Verk in Bærum, but the festival was re directed to Frognerbadet in 1994. Many famous artists have appeared on the festival, including Johnny Cash, Jethro Tull, Van Morisson, Savoy, Bo Kaspers Orkester, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, The Kinks, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Jaga Jazzist, Madrugada, Suede, Faithless, Wilco, James Taylor, Sting, Linkin Park, Audioslave, The Dandy Warhols and Counting Crows. The number of tickets sold for the festival numbered 8,000 in 2009.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Norwegian Wood" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Norwegian Wood Setlists". Retrieved December 28, 2012. 

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