The Barents Spektakel is Norway´s most border-crossing festival!

Between the 24. February and 1. March 2023, Pikene på Broen will stage Barents Spektakel in Kirkenes, Norway – an international festival consisting of contemporary art, theatre, music, debates, film, performances and a bar concept. Through these different elements the festival will again become a meeting place for everyone with an interest in the cultures and contemporary issues related to the high north.

The festival first started in 2004 and in February 2023 will transform Kirkenes into a Barents Metropolis for the 19th time. The full programme will be launched 11. January. In the meantime, you can find more info about the festival, theme and programme here: Facebook event / Instagram 

Previous festivals:

[2022] Where do we go from here
[2021] The Essentials
[2020] The Russian Connection
[2019] The World’s Northernmost Chinatown
[2018] Trade Low – Score High
[2017] The Industrial Boomerang
[2016] Rethinking Location
[2015] Arctic Take Away
[2013] Ticking Barents
[2012] Dare to Share
[2011] Mind the Map!
[2010] Arctic Calling
[2009] Borders – Control or Rock-n-Roll?
[2008] Border-Crossing Exercises
[2007] Hot Arctic
[2006] Border-Crossing Cooperation and Culture-Trafficing. Artist as a researcher
[2005] Indigenous People, National States and Borders
[2004] Culture and Business. Creative Industries.