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

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