Lars Petter Hagen. Foto: Thor Brødreskift

Dear festival artist

Welcome to the 72nd Bergen International Festival! Ever since 1953, the Festival has been a meeting place and stage for leading artists from around the world. We wish to connect artists and art forms, past and present, the local and the international.

I hope your stay at the Bergen International Festival will be fruitful, and that you will create memories for yourself and your colleagues, as well as for the audience. Thank you for being here with us!

Lars Petter Hagen
Festival director

Artist information  

Thank you for your participation at the Bergen International Festival. Below, you'll find practical information for your stay with us. 


The Bergen International Festival, nestled in the heart of a compact city with short distances, prioritizes eco-conscious practices. As an Eco-lighthouse certified event, we embrace environmentally friendly solutions, including the utilization of public transport for artist transportation. Thank you for joining us in our commitment to sustainability. 

Airport shuttle bus

If not otherwise agreed: Upon arrival at the airport, you will be provided with a ticket for Flybussen from the Festival's Airport hosts. The shuttle busses are conveniently parked just outside the entrance, ready to efficiently transport you to Bergen city center. You can check the airport bus departure schedule here 

Public transport to our venues

If you wish to visit one of our concert venues and are wondering how to get there using public transportation, you can find this information byvisiting or check the information on the relevant venue page. Note that most of our venues are within walking distance of each other and the hotels.

Artist pass benefits and accreditation office at Kulturhuset

Pass benefits

Your artist pass grants you complimentary access to 4 festival performances, or 2 performances with a guest, subject to availability. Collect your free ticket(s) from the festival ticket booth at Torgallmenningen on the day of the performance. 

  • Enjoy a 30% discount on additional tickets by presenting your artist pass at the festival ticket booth or using your voucher code online at 

  • Gain free admission to all Drop-in concerts at Grieghallen during the Festival. 

  • Receive a 20% discount on food from the menu at the festival bar at Kulturhuset, and enjoy reduced prices on select beverages. Dinner is served until 21:00. Closed on Sundays.  

Artist information- and accreditation office at Kulturhuset

On the 2nd floor at Kulturhuset, you will find the Artist information and accreditation office, where you may check in and get your artist pass and ask any questions you have about the Bergen International Festival. Opening hours:  

  • Tuesday 21 May–Saturday 25 May: 12:00–18:00 

  • Monday 27 May–Tuesday 4 June: 12:00–16:00 

  • Sundays: closed

  • For questions outside the artist information office's opening hours, you can contact the Festival ticket booth at Torgallmenningen.

Ticket booth at Torgallmenningen

The Festival's ticket booth at Torgallmenningen can help you with any ticket related question you may have.

Opening hours

  • Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 May 12:00–18:00 

  • Wednesday 22 May–Tuesday 4 June 10:00–20:00 

Contact information

Ticket sales at venues

Any remaining tickets will be sold at each venue’s ticket sales point from one hour before the show starts. 

No ticket sales point at the following venues: Troldhaugen, Siljustøl and Universitetsaulaen.

Contact details

Festival contacts


  • Scandic Hotel Bergen City: +47 55 33 33 00

  • Scandic Ørnen: +47 55 37 50 00 

  • Hotel Norge: +47 55 55 40 00 


  • Fire and rescue: 110

  • Police: 112

  • Medical emergency: 113 

  • Accident and emergency department:  +47 116 117, Solheimsgaten 9, 5058 Bergen

Welcome to the Bergen International Festival 22 May to 5 June 2024