Vinjerock

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Vinjerock is a rock festival 1060 meters above sea level, at Eidsbugarden in the Jotunheimen area in southern Norway. Approximately 15 rock bands play at this festival on the first weekend in August each year.

The festival was arranged for the first time on 4 and 5 August 2006, with artists as Dumdum Boys, Thomas Dybdahl, Minor Majority and The Blackbirds on stage. In 2007 artists like BigBang, Sivert Høyem, Adjágas and Blood, Sweat & Tears played at the festival.

Vinjerock got its name from the famous Norwegian poet, Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, who built the first cabin at Eidsbugarden, and gave the surrounding mountains their name, Jotunheimen.

There was not a festival in 2011. To allow the grounds to be expanded thus protecting the vulnerable mountain nature of the area, the organizers received funds in 2008 earmarked the establishment of a park on the banks if the river Bygdin. A festival was due to take place between 19 - 21 July 2012.[1][needs update]

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  1. ^ "Vinjerock tar ett års pause". Oppland Arbeiderblad (in Norwegian). press release. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010.

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Coordinates: 61°22′26″N 8°17′51″E / 61.37389°N 8.29750°E / 61.37389; 8.29750