There’s little I find more inspiring than someone putting in the time and effort to coordinate and execute a festival. It’s something I’ve thought of doing more times than I can count but have yet to be able to muster the backing or the location to get it done, so when I see the news below about the upcoming Høstsabbat in Norway, it makes me want to take to the north even more than I usually do. Which is plenty, I guess.
Norway’s heavy rock scene is widely varied and from the roster of acts playing the upcoming Høstsabbat in Oslo on Sept. 13 and 14, it seems the intent is to capture a bit of that variety in a weekend and present it to the masses. An admirable goal no matter how you look at it.
Best wishes. I hope they pull it off without a hitch. The PR wire has lineups and links:
HØSTSABBAT – NEW NORWEGIAN FESTIVAL
HØSTSABBAT is a newborn initiative, brought to life by people involved in the underground scene in Norway.
It’s a DIY-festival, in collaboration with the student-organisation at Betong in Oslo, focusing on presenting the best underground bands Norway has to offer.
Over two days you can experience slow doom, heavy bluesrock, proto-heavy metal, psychedelic spacerock and prog. The concerts will be held on two different stages, located in the same venue.
In addition to this, you’ll find stands, food, beverages and diverse stimulation for your ears and mind. Dj’s from the norwegian scene will accompany your days with the right soundtrack.
HØSTSABBAT takes place on friday 13th, and saturday 14th of September.
Cheap accomodations are located nearby the venue, and the damage for a two-day ticket is about 50 euros.
Complete lineup HØSTSABBAT 2013:
High Priest of Saturn
Purple Hill Witch
The Devil and the Almighty Blues
Link for tickets: