NORDEN - the nordic arts festival

Only until 31.12.2020: Festival passes for all twelve event days available

Dear friends of the NORDEN Festival,

we hope you are well! Right at the beginning: Thank you for your great support and trust! Only a few tickets from 2020 have been returned and all sponsors and partners are at the start for 2021 - This makes us very happy and confident.

These months without live events, without concerts and readings are annoying, but there is hope. The aid from the state, a vaccine that will soon be available and the event experience from the summer of 2020 ... - all this fuels our optimism and helps us to implement the festival in a responsible and, if necessary, "pandemic-friendly" way.

We could use the time for new collaborations, especially with organizations and festivals from the Nordic countries. The NORDEN Festival will become even more international and through networking new formats and contents will emerge - you can be curious! As much as we would like to develop the festival further, we are also keeping an eye on the pandemic situation and are already taking measures to ensure a safe festival:
So that we don't get into the situation of turning away ticket holders, we will no longer sell festival passes from January 2021. The remaining contingent will be available online until December 31, 2020, as well as at Liesegang stores and the Kritzelei in Flensburg. The day tickets and weekend tickets are still available while stocks last.

We wish you a merry pre-Christmas season, good health and are already looking forward to seeing you in 2021 - Can't wait to see you again!

Manni Pakusius, Marno Happ & the NORDEN Festival Team
NORDEN Declares Emergency
NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival supports the demands of Music Declares Emergency and signs the declaration declaring a climate emergency within the music industry!
Nach dieser dunklen Zeit - After this dark time: Bernd Begemann will perform at NORDEN Festival
Nach dieser dunklen Zeit - After this dark time, the latest release of the Hamburg musician Bernd Begemann is called - A confident look into the future. And we also look forward joyfully and are happy to announce Bernd Begemann for the opening day of the NORDEN Festival - Thursday, 26.08.2021! We are looking forward to you - After this dark time!
Jesse Markin in interview: "Folk" - A debut album with expressiveness
At this year's Emma Gaala 2020, the Finnish equivalent of the Grammy, Jesse Markin has already been honored as "Newcomer of the Year" and also received the "Critics Choice Award" for his album "Folk". In the interview he tells FINNTASTIC more about his music, his debut album and what inspires him to write songs.
Only until 31.12.2020: Festival passes for all twelve event days available
These months without live events, without concerts and readings are annoying, but there is hope. The aid of the state, a vaccine that will soon be available and the event experience from the summer of 2020 ... - all this fuels our optimism and helps us to implement the festival responsibly and, if necessary, "pandemic friendly".
A year full of anticipation: The NORDEN open-air festival starts preparing for 2021
The kick-off meeting for NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2021, scheduled for the period between August 26 and September 12, was characterized by confidence and anticipation for the cultural year 2021. Organizers Manfred Pakusius and Marno Happ looked together with the festival team and the music and film bookers at the program for the coming year.  At NORDEN 2021, newcomers from Schleswig-Holstein and Northern Europe will once again play on the stages of the Königswiesen in Schleswig and a cross-section of current culture will be presented.
North German top-class artists at the NORDEN Festival 2021

With Lina Maly from Elmshorn, one of the most exciting and at the same time charming and down-to-earth musicians in German-language pop music will be playing at NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2021. With "Könnten Augen alles sehen" she is not simply releasing a second album. She also further establishes herself as a strong, independent artist, as a champion of the beauty of the imperfect and as an instance of sincerity in German pop music..

Action Days On European Cultural Diversity
With today's Europe Day we start our action days of European cultural diversity! The NORDEN Circle of Friends e.V. (in formation) has set itself the task of promoting European cultural mediation, intercultural exchange & the diverse cultural offerings from Northern Europe. 
Video stament of the festival management to the cancellation
In a personal statement, Manfred Pakusius and Marno Happ address all actors and players to explain the cancellation of the NORDEN Festival 2020 and the postponement to late summer 2021.
Cancellation of NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2020

After intensive discussions with the city and the state and after weighing up the risks, we unfortunately have to inform you that we are not able to hold NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2020 under the current circumstances: With a heavy heart we have to cancel the festival for this year and postpone it to 26.08 to 12.09.2021.

Federal government: No major events in Germany until August 31

Reaction of NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival to the decision of the Federal Government of 15.04.2020 and the press conference of the Government of Schleswig-Holstein of 16.04.2020