NORDEN - the nordic arts festival

Erste Bestätigungen und ein kleines Update

Dear NORDEN fans,

The waiting has come to an end! Our booking is running high and we don't want to put you to wait any longer and hereby announce the first confirmations for 2019! There will also be camping this year and we cordially invite you to become a Northern Lights.


But now a glimpse into our program! This is slowly condensing and we can announce authors like Dagrun Hintze and Jan Brandt who will read from their oeuvre. Also the 2nd NORDEN Slam will take place on September 8th under the direction of the moderator Björn Högsdal. The award-winning Icelandic film"Gegen den Strom" will be shown at the NORDEN Open Air on September 1st and the tent of miracles will enchant children and adults on August 31st and September 1st.

Besides Laid Back (DK), Svavar Knútur (ISL), Darling West (NOR) and Grapell (SWE) you can look forward to these new artists:
Bum Bum ORKeSTAR (PL), Black River Delta (SWE), OVE (picture), Death by Unga Bunga (NOR), Workers in Songs (DK), The Bad Tones (LV)

Beyond that there will be: Workshops, short films, The Green Pavilion, Swing, Fintango, DJs, street theatre, swimming, stand up paddling, climbing course, archery, jumping cushions, karaoke, sauna, kids action, art, design and much more!

Already last year the slamer Selina Seemann inspired by her charming nature - also this year she will moderate our program. In addition, with Chris Poelmann we have been able to win a dressed-up host from Hamburg for the last weekend, who will accompany you through the day with entertaining anecdotes.


A big issue that we have tackled at your request is to improve the accommodation possibilities during the festival. We have taken this to heart and offer you the opportunity to pitch your tent directly on the grounds of our new campsite.

If you like it a little more comfortable, you can stay at our hostel and hotel partners and get special conditions as a festival visitor. Be there with us: Youth Hostel Borgwedel, Hotel F.Ritz, Hotel Schlei, Youth Hostel Schleswig, Hotel Alter Kreisbahnhof and the Baltic resort Damp. The Ostseefjord Schlei offers further possibilities.


The NORDEN Festival thrives on the support of its partners and visitors. Would you like to be a part of it? Then become a northern light!

Also this year we are looking for support to inform as many people as possible about the NORDEN Festival. We will put together an individual NORDEN package for you with flyers, posters, stickers and program booklets, as well as a social media folder with pictures and videos - you distribute them in your analogue and virtual environment and we sponsor your festival pass. There you can take part in exclusive backstage tours, be invited for a drink by the NORDEN crew and get to know the bands at a Meet & Greet - moments that you can only experience as northern light.

Do you feel like it? Then get in touch with Willi Wilkens at


Tickets for the NORDEN Festival are available online at Reservix to TixforGigs and at all known advance booking offices!

As you can see, there is a lot going on and we are already looking forward to you and wonderful three weekends at the Schlei!

In great anticipation
Your NORDEN Team

Picture: Simon Hengenberg

NORDEN - the Countdown is on
Inform yourself about the current program in our overview.
Das Line-Up ist fast komplett!
Wir geben neue KünstlerInnen bekannt und haben eine tolle Osteraktion vorbereitet.
Erste Bestätigungen und ein kleines Update
News zu neuen Bands, Camping und deine Möglichkeit dich einzubringen!
Nordlichter gesucht!

Auch in diesem Jahr suchen wir Unterstützung, um möglichst viele Menschen über das NORDEN Festival zu informieren.

A new ticket combines three cultural highlights
NORDEN Festival, Gottorf Castle and Schleswig City Museum in one ticket
Join the NORDEN poster competition!
Closing date is May 17, 2019 - you can find the announcement here
The NORDEN Winter Tour comes close to you!
From 7.-12.2.19 Darling West (concert) and Kirstin Warsaw (reading) will be in 6 cities in Schleswig-Holstein
First program-highlights and cooperations!
The first three nordic bands are confirmed!
NORDEN 2018 - Aftermovie
Memories of the special weeks at NORDEN Festival
Der offizielle Vorverkauf startet heute den 22.11.18!

Online-Tickets available at Reservix and TixforGigs as special christmas present. Some few Hardcovertickets still available at Buchhandlung Liesegang!