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NORDEN Festival 2023 // First artists

Only a few weeks until the turn of the year, but we are already in the late summer of 2023. 5 years NORDEN Festival, we will celebrate! We are very happy to present you the first artists for the anniversary edition today. As always with regional highlights and great surprises from the Northern European countries. You can look forward to it!

And so that we can escape the icy winter at least for a few minutes, we give you below a few memories of great days in late summer, of very special moments with friends and family - our NORDEN family. Be sure to check it out!

On the first festival weekend (August 24 - 27, 2023), the Danish sister duo PRISMA will be our guests at the Königswiesen. Having caught the attention of all of Scandinavia last year, it's time for them to shake up the NORDEN audience with their two-part vocals mixed with a minimalist production of loud guitars and electronic soundscapes.

Another highlight from Denmark is the band TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT & ANYANKOFO from Aarhus. With their wild mixture of jazz, afro-beat, reggae, soul and pop, connected by the ever-present brass section, they have already rocked several festivals in Northern Europe. The Hamburg musicians DENIZ & OVE will give a concert for children and parents on the first weekend of the festival. Finally, there is children's music that parents will also like! And on this premise, it's now off to the ball pool with Karacho!

The second festival weekend (August 31 - September 03, 2023) has a big surprise in store. With SVAVAR KNÚTUR from Iceland, a NORDEN artist of the first hour comes to the Königswiesen with new songs. He manages with ease and overflowing sympathy to enchant and carry away every audience from the first moment. He presents his songs in an extremely touching way and tells the most absurd stories and jokes in between. The band MAKE A MOVE features horns in tutus, bass and guitar pumping out the groove, and it's all pushed along by a rapping drummer in a bathing suit. Sounds over the top? It is.

MAM 2023 01 18x12cm 300dpi (c) by Jona Freigang(c) Jona Freigang

With M. BYRD we bring a great newcomer from Hamburg to Schleswig on the third festival weekend (07 - 10 September 2023). His timeless songs shine with a sense of strength, transport listeners* to the American West Coast and radiate melancholic future and euphoric youth. And when ANNIE CHOPS enters the stage with her cherry-red Flying-V guitar, it only takes a few moments for her to win over the entire audience. She doesn't need much more than her radiant personality, her extraordinary talent and her unique songs.

The festival's literature section also looks promising. For her new novel manuscript, JANINE ADOMEIT received the working scholarship of the Cultural Foundation of the State of Schleswig-Holstein. At the NORDEN Festival she will read from her first novel Vom Versuch, einen silbernen Eal zu fangen. STEFFEN TRUMPF writes in his novel Ellivu Freunde müsst ihr sein about the legendary passion for soccer on the Faroe Islands.
In his thriller Blizzard, ROBERT BRAACK writes grippingly about the snow disaster in December and January 1978/79 in northern Germany. An ice-cold planned robbery stirs up deadly passion. Author MONA HARRY will read from her book Mutproben on the first weekend of the festival. In the interactive reading for children, she asks "What is courage, anyway? What does it smell like? What color is courage and is the same thing courageous for everyone?"

Last but not least, in the field of street theater, we announce a real highlight. With their KOFFERZIRKUS, the artists will create a very special encounter on the first festival weekend. The combination of mimic theater, juggling and acrobatics creates poetic stories.

Do you also long for that unique, magical feeling on the King's Meadows when we celebrate the NORTH together in bright sunshine? In this cold and dark season we give you memories of great days in late summer, of very special moments with friends and family - our NORDEN family.
Be sure to check out the film from our partner KAIPS Marketing!

We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a great start into the new year! We can't wait to celebrate with you again,

Your NORDEN Festival Team

Nominated and won
The NORDEN Festival is the most sustainable festival in Germany!

For the tenth time the HELGA! Festival Award was presented for the tenth time and the NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival really cleaned up: The GRÜNSTE WIESE can now be found at the NORDEN in Schleswig.

In addition, on 8.9.23 at the NORDEN Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Minister of Economic Affairs, Claus Ruhe Madsen, awarded us the "Sustainability Project" prize worth 1,000 euros.
This was NORDEN 2023
Three unforgettable festival weekends are behind us and we are so full of love and gratitude for this fantastic festival experience at the Königswiesen. In the meantime, we are back in our office routine and still reminisce about this year's NORDEN Festival.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all visitors. It was simply great to celebrate NORDEN together with all of you! We will carry this very special feeling in our hearts for a long time and, even if the summer is gradually coming to an end and it is getting colder outside, we will remember the 12 days of NORDEN Festival with you with a smile.
Presale 2024
NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2024 ⎜29. AUG - 15. SEP 2024
On Wednesday, September 06, 2023, the presale for the NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2024 starts and the best is: The prices are the same as in 2023!
The coveted Early Bird festival passes are available from Wednesday, 06 September from 8.00 a.m. exclusively at the bookstore Liesegang, Stadtweg 22 in Schleswig. There will be a one-time sale of 1,000 limited Early Bird Festival Passes in hardcover format for 79,- EURO, reduced 69,- EURO.
Opening NORDEN Festival 2023
It's starting again! The NORDEN is celebrated on the Königswiesen in Schleswig! Twelve days of music and literature, street theater, film and lots of action for children, plus a variety of gastronomy in a great setting await the visitors. Even the little bit of rain could not harm the guests at the NORDEN Festival and so the place in front of the Schleibühne filled up until finally Schleswig-Holstein's Minister of the Interior DR. SABINE SÜTTERLIN-WAACK together with Schleswig's mayor, STEPHAN DOSE, and the festival founders MANFRED PAKUSIUS AND MARNO HAPP opened the fifth NORDEN Festival. Musically, the NORDEN was opened by the Schleswig CHORCOLORES, as in previous years.
German Sign Language at NORDEN
The NORDEN Festival should be accessible for all people and so our team is gradually working on the implementation of barrier-free measures on the Königswiesen. Especially for hearing impaired and deaf people we have created an extended offer in 2023. All events in the Kulturzelt will be accompanied in German Sign Language on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition, there is a mobile induction loop for hearing-impaired people in the Culture Tent, Atrium and Cinema.
All information about accessibility at the NORDEN can be found at:

Festival app finished!
Download now and get all news about the NORDEN Festival 2023 directly on your smartphone!

For the perfect festival preparation we have finally updated the festival app for you. In the app Festivalcamp from our partner HÖME you can view the entire cultural program as well as further information about the NORDEN Festival. Create your personal timetable and mark your favorites, create your own festival camp with friends and plan your visit.
Photo contest 5 years NORDEN
Together with the Schleswiger Nachrichten, we are launching a photo competition to mark the fifth anniversary. Send us your most beautiful moments from 5 years of NORDEN up to and including June 30, 2023. We will raffle festival tickets for NORDEN 2024 among all entries. Selected pictures will be exhibited at this year's festival and presented to all visitors. You can also find the works online at Schleswiger Nachrichten.
NORDEN magazine out now
The countdown is on! Only three months to go until this year's NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival and the entire cultural program is ready. Finally, you can discover the entire NORDEN Festival in one booklet and find out all the news about this year's anniversary edition on more than 60 pages. We can hardly wait to celebrate 5 years of NORDEN together with you in late summer - it's going to be a party! With more than 400 artists from 10 Northern European countries, this year's festival will be much more international than last year.
Authors 2023 complete / New: Late Night Show
Today we present you the complete program in the Kulturzelt as well as in the Atrium. Great readings, interesting lectures and, for the first time, a great late night show on every Saturday await you this year. In addition to NORDEN veteran Oliver Lück and multi-talent Florian Hacke, the probably loudest voice in Germany will be a guest in 2023 when it comes to accessibility and inclusion: Raúl Krauthausen. You can look forward to these and other highlights!
We have also developed an exciting series of events for you: Nordic Talking. With well-known northern lights it is about political as well as personal - a visit is worthwhile!
Music program 2023 complete / day tickets available
Finally we can present you the complete music programme for the NORDEN Festival 2023! We've been so excited to share all the great musicians with you over the last few weeks and can't wait to party together again on the Königswiesen in late summer. But that's not all! In the coming weeks, we'll have more highlights for you and announce the final writers, the programme in the Manege im Park and in the cinema tent, as well as the entire supporting programme at the Königswiesen. And who knows, there will certainly be a surprise or two.
By the way: You can now buy day tickets for all 12 festival days in the NORDEN online shop. 
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