Trondheim Calling 2020 – A Good Showcase Competition and Convention






Norway has 4 totally different showcase festivals, and Trondheim Calling is the second longest operating of those. This yr was their tenth anniversary. A complete of 82 bands/artists with all collectively 350 musicians and artists plus 900 delegates from the Norwegian and worldwide music enterprise have been gathered for 3 days of live shows, seminars and networking. (Photograph above: Agnete Kjølsrud from Djerv)

The Northern Belle

In 1998 by:Larm began because the Norwegian reply to SXSW and different showcase festivals. The primary years the pageant alternated between totally different cities in Norway, however after by:Larm determined to remain completely in Oslo, and likewise modified their perspective to be extra Nordic and worldwide, the necessity got here for a brand new pageant, and Trondheim Calling was began in 2011. Since then we’ve got bought two extra regional showcase festivals, Sørveiv in Kristiansand and Wild Wild West in Bergen.

Jonas Jansen Ramsfjell from Bakrus

This yr’s Trondheim Calling was my fifth, and I’ve seen the pageant evolve to a really skilled and likewise attention-grabbing pageant. The convention half is superb, with attention-grabbing, and likewise helpful themes for the struggling musicians. The pageant half mixes up and coming artists and bands with some extra established bands. On this method the live shows attracts the native followers along with the delegates so the bands get to play for an enthusiastic crowd.

At this yr’s Trondheim Calling I noticed ten artists and bands, and listed below are images of them.


Torgeir Waldemar

The Northern Belle




The Change

Øyvind Holm



Agnete Kjølsrud from Djerv

All images are © Per Ole Hagen and should not be used with out written permission.




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