The following shows a general survey on the main cultural events and festivals.
ICMF - International chamber music festival in Stavanger, august. Link.
NuMusic - Scandinavia’s leading club festival dedicated to the advancement of new, alternative & electronic music. A diverse range of independent artists are showcased through concerts and happenings. Link.
Nuart - one of Europe's foremost annual urban arts events, it takes place in multiple venues as well as the city streets. The main focus being on a single non commercial static show where most works are usually produced directly on the walls of the venue and "buffed" after the show. Link.
Maijazz - international jazz festival in Stavanger, may. Link.
Article - biennale for electronical and unstable artforms. Link.
Classic Rock Festival – the largest festival of it’s kind in Norway. The main emphasis is on artists and groups from the 60’s up to the 80’s. Link.
Kapitel - Stavanger international festival for literature and freedom of speech. Link.
Stavanger short film festival. Link.
Egersund visefestival - folk/songwriterfestival. Norwegian and international artists. Link.
Nordiske Impulser/Festspillene i Bergen - The Bergen International Festival presents art in all its guises: music, literature, theatre, dance, opera and visual art. The Bergen International Festival is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, with 160 events in 14 days. Bergen, may. Link.
Piksel - festival for free and open source software in audiovisual art. Bergen nov/dec. Link.
Ekkofest - Bergen Electronic music and art festival. Bergen, september. Link.
Nattjazz - international jazz festival. Bergen, may. Link.
Bergenfest - international popular music festival. Bergen, april. Link.
Borealis - international contemporary music festival. Bergen, february. Link.
Meteor - international contemporary theatre festival. Bergen, october. Link.
Oktoberdans - international contemporary dance festival. Bergen, october. Link.
Hole in the sky-Bergen Metal Fest - International metal festival. Bergen, august. Link.
Bergen International Chamber Music festival - Bergen, summer. (No link)
Bergen International Film Festival - Bergen, october. Link.
Raptus - international cartoon festival. Bergen, may. Link.
Vossa Jazz - international jazz festival. Voss, april. Link.
Finsejazz - international jazz festival (at 1200 meter above sea level on the edge of Hardangervidda mountain plateau) - Finse, january. Link.
Hardanger Musikkfest -international classical music festival. Hardanger area, may. Link.
SOGN & FJORDANE COUNTY:
Førdefestivalen - international world music festival. Førde, july. Link.
Fjellfilmfestivalen, the Nordic Mountain Film festival, Turtagrø, september: Link.
Vevringutstillinga - the Vevring Exhibition. Vevring, september: Link.
Transplant - the resource centre for design, in the village of Dale, offers great food from the restaurant and a bar every saturday and sunday this summer (2009). The place also hosts workshops and events linked to design and artistic innovative development all year round. TRANSPLANT SESSIONS is a monthly music and visual event taking place in the 250m2 exhibition space initialized in Spring 09. The sessions provide a performing platform for new electronic music and visual talent from Nordic countries, or following a Nordic theme. Highlights from each session will be recorded and transmitted through the internet, while the live events will be open to the public to attend.