Established in September 1990, 45 Special is the oldest rock club in Oulu. The 45 Special kitchen serves gastropub type food every day of the week. Here you find live music on several nights every week. In addition to the selection of 45 tunes played by resident DJs, we offer different kinds of special DJ clubs. Life and music on three floors. And of course the legendary Sunday Jam to end each and every week.
The basic idea behind the bar has always been that anyone should get along with anyone else at 45 Special, be it a "suit" vs. "heavy", black vs. white, striped vs. spotted etc. Whoever or whatever you are, titles or status make no difference at 45.
Akusmata Sound Art Gallery is a gallery for Sound Art, Sound Installations and sound-based Media Art and Video Art. During recent years also live concerts and sound performances has been arranged regularly in the gallery. Akusmata was founded in 2011 and it opened its doors in February 2012 in Helsinki. Akusmata is the first Sound Art gallery in Finland.
ALICE is Copenhagen's new powerhouse for adventurous music and is powered by the people and forces behind Global & Jazzhouse. ALICE will carry on the artistic ambitions– presenting a bold and high quality program of global roots, jazz/improv, electronic music, sonic experiments and much more. For the PULS shows, ALICE puts a strong focus on Nordic curators, reflecting not only a vibrant Nordic scene for bands/musicians but also emphasizing artistic collectives, labels and other curators of experimental music in the Nordic countries.
So far the PULS events have been held at Jazzhouse in downtown Copenhagen. We are now creating the new venue ALICE – a merge between Jazzhouse & the world music-venue Global. ALICE will open in February 2018 on Global's current adress on Nørrebro. The main part of our concerts will be held in the 250 cap. venue. However, a significant aim of ALICE is also to present concerts in external venues, to create unique live experiences and expand on a dialogue with other curators, festivals and more.
11-2017Ahti & Ahti
11-2017Himera Festive Quartet
Debaser is a venue and independent live music promoter based in Stockholm. We opened up in 2002.
Debaser has a focus on contemporary pop, rock and urban music 50% Swedish and 50% foreign artist Debaser Strand has 2 separate stages, 750 capacity + 250 capacity
The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg is a state institution under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Culture, charged with responsibility for the further education courses in music, and for otherwise contributing to the promotion of musical culture in Denmark.
Concert activities at The Royal Academy of Music spans widely – from small practice concerts in the academy classrooms i both Aarhus and Aalborg over larger concerts on the stages of Musikhuset Aarhus and Musikkens Hus to the grand RAMA Festival that represents the best of what students and teachers at both addresses of the academy have to offer. Furthermore, the academy is part of a long line of local and regional collaborations with e.g. SPOT Festival, Live Music in Schools, Aarhus Jazz Festival and many more.
Eistnaflug has been held annually since 2005 and is the biggest of its kind in Iceland i.e. festival where the main focus is heavy metal, rock and other alternative music. Every night we dance but on Saturday night we DANCE. Eistnaflug is a platform for music business people from around the world to meet and scout new bands. The festival is in cooperation with other Nordic festivals with a project called Nordic Metal Exchange. This platform and cooperation has given Icelandic bands the opportunity to play outside of Iceland and in some cases get a record deal. Our motto is ”no idiots allowed”.
Second weekend in July the population of Neskaupsstaður in East Iceland more than doubles when festival visitors and metal heads sweep into the small town. Neskausptaður is as far away from the Capital Reykjavík as you can go in the East direction. There are also off venues in garages, pubs and in an old steal factory. In the factory the focus is more on art and art performance.
Ekko is an annual electronic music and art festival at the venue Østre in Bergen.
Ekko focuses on showcasing local talents, and present some of the most exciting and original electronic artists worldwide. The festival includes everything from performance acts and sound art to concerts and club nights.
Fanø Free Folk Festival is one of Denmark's most intimate festivals with a focus on the meeting of local roots, global inspirations and experimental sounds. We encourage new meetings and collaborations between musicians from all over the world and often present site-specific performances using existing and unique spaces in the village of Sønderho, working with field recordings or going into dialogue with the surrounding nature of the Wadden Sea, which was recently added to the Unesco World Heritage List.
Fanø Free Folk Festival uses Sønderho Forsamlingshus as our main venue – a traditional community hall where folk music and folk dances have taken place for several generations. Also, the festival explores other interesting spaces in the village and create all acoustic concerts in galleries, cafés and the village church. Furthermore we present concerts and events all year long in all parts of Denmark – and also cooperate with international partners.
Flame Jazz ry on Turun alueella toimiva yhdistys, joka järjestää ympärivuotisesti laadukkaita jazzkonsertteja.
Gimle is venue and youth culture house in Roskilde. At Gimle you are always an active part of the event. Whether you are in a concert, a lecture or a guest at our nightclub, you will help create the experience. We believe that any event will be better both for you and the other guests if you participate in the experience - so bring your good mood when you go to Gimle.
Live Music Venue Gong, which was created to replace Club Turku, now offers a variety of live entertainment over two floors. Your experience is crowned by the downstairs Toby&Fellas, an oasis of quality vines and beers. Just enter through Humalistonkatu 8 corridor.
Humlan is a non profit organisation based in north of Sweden, Umeå. For more than 30 years, our goal has been to present culture in any form of high quality to the citizens of Umeå as well as new visitors. We strive for equality and strongly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to take part in what we do either in front, behind or on the stage. Umeå Open festival is the heart and soul of our organization at has for more the 20 years filled Umeå with exciting new music combined with acclaimed acts from Sweden and the world. Taking over the city center with venues, spreading from rough bars to concert halls!
Humlan does not own or operate one specific venue, instead we currently host concerts all over Umeå. We frequently use the citys two concert halls Väven and Idun. But also utilize pubs, restaurants, churches, Norrlands Operan and sometimes also transform facilities not originally intended for live music in to new exciting venues. This makes for a broad variety of venues and by extension a broad variety of artists and experiences.
HUSET is a arts and culture center in Aalborg, situated in the northern part of DK. Our music venue HYBRID presents mainly Folk, World, Jazz, Impro, Experimental, Singer/Songwriter, Roots and Traditional Music - in other words: All sorts of music you won't find in mainstream media and at bigger and commercial venues. With approximately 100 shows per year and a capacity of 100 audiences (90 seated & 120 standing) Huset & Hybrid offers intimate settings for a lot of different shows most of the year. Beside HYBRID and the concerts HUSET contains a vegetarian Café, an art gallery, practice Rooms, workshops, meeting rooms, Urban Gardens, yoga and a lot more. Follow on instagram.com/husetaalborg to get a picture so to speak :-)
ILK is an artist-run label and collective of 22 musicians based in Copenhagen, releasing new music hybrids, avant-, improv- and jazz related sounds by artists acknowledged as innovators on an international scale.
As recently portrayed by DownBeat magazine ( https://ilk-music.myshopify.com/blogs/news/93320705-ilk-in-downbeat ), thanks to its integrity and independence, high level of artistic quality and a desire to collaborate both within and beyond the Danish jazz landscape, ILK is a continuing success story and a possible paradigm in the artist run label world.
Besides releasing over 15 albums every year, ILK has been running and curating its very own exciting festival stage at a beloved local venue 5e for the past 7 years.
A catalogue of timeless and cutting-edge music with a strong personal character has put ILK Music at the top of the list of the most important and relevant independent European jazz labels of today.
ILK concerts mostly takes place at a beautiful hidden old slaughter-house in the central old meatpacking district of Copenhagen. Yes. It’s raw, it’s underground and also one of the hippest venues during Copenhagen Jazzfestival. Journalist Kim Faber wrote: “..I’d wish that many, many more would get off the usual worn out jazz-paths and got to Slagtehusgade for an experience that might tickle your ear, but also could refurbish your brain a little. Amen.”
As a cultural production collective, Indgreb develops both its own cultural projects as taking on assignments in collaboration with external partners. Indgreb has a particular interest in the link between art and culture, civic involvement and society.
Inkonst is an independent venue in Malmö that features performing arts, music, talks and other art forms. We present innovative and contemporary culture that moves outside of the established, obvious and genre defined. We’re passionate about art that push the boundaries, challenge and take risks, yet remain playful, entertaining and fun.
Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, est. 1968, has had a firm position more than five decades as one of the most important folk music events in Europe. It has a crucial role in preserving and promoting folk tradition. It is an irrepressible blend of professional and amateur musicians, Finnish and international folk music and dance, performances, workshops, and jam sessions. In 2017 the festival, lasting 7 days, had 56.000 visits, 1800 performances, 60 workshops and 5200 performers in almost 700 groups.
The festival area offers a broad range of possibilities for performances and teaching events of all kinds. There are approximately 30 venues of different sizes in the area, giving performers lots of room for expression. Some venues have equipment for video installations; others are optimal for dance and other physical performances, whereas the music venues range from intimate acoustic stages to large concert venues with a full range of audio technology. Every year artists from all over applaud the amazing and enthusiastic audience and the magical festival atmosphere at Kaustinen.
Kerubi is historical venue in Joensuu. At this new location Kerubi has been open from 2011. Kerubi content 3 floors. Main floor is our Kitchen, where we offer good food, made mostly by local products. Up stairs is our main live stage Sali. 450 capacity venue, where most of our live shows happen. Down stairs in our smaller venue Kellari for smaller acts and night club. Kerubi is open for all live art, from all kind of music to theater and stand up. Year around we do music shows from jazz to black metal - and all between.
As promoter, we do also many bigger Areena shows in the year. Up to 5000 capacity
Korjaamo is a privately-owned culture center which has two venues for music. We also have a movie theatre, two restaurants and arrange talks, stand up and theatre. The music program consists of bigger Finnish and foreign artists and also smaller more experimental acts. We are open to all but the program consists mainly of pop, rap, electronic, rock, jazz/rhythm and left field metal.
Kulturhuset Oceanen is located in the district of Majorna in Gothenburg, Sweden and has been officially running as a culture house since 1995. Oceanen represents innovative scenic concepts for bridging social and cultural distances, youths own creation and gender equality. Every year Oceanen hosts more than 100 public events, where about half of them are collaborations with different partners.
Our contribution to Puls is the Øresound concert programme that focuses on evolving the knowledge about and mutual understanding for the venues and music business on both sides of Øresund. It’s a collaboration between the two venues The Tivoli in Helsingborg (S) and Kulturværftet in Helsingør (DK). In the first Puls season we will present Danish music in Sweden and Swedish music in Denmark. Later on the Øresound programme will present a broader variety of Nordic artist.
Listastovan is a small (60 capacity) venue in Miðvágur and one of the youngest venues in the Faroe Islands. Recent recipient of a Faroese Music Award for “Best new initiative”, Listastovan is fast establishing itself as one of the key small venues on the Faroes. It is informal and “homely” and is well suited for small-medium sized acts, singer-songwriters and similar.
Lutakko is a live music club with capacity of 530 people, based in Jyväskylä, Central Finland, since 1990 in an old bakery building built in 1950’s. During the past years all top Finnish acts, both mainstream and underground, have performed at the club along with many international artists. The genres regularly presented include rock, pop, rap, metal and punk with occasional events of jazz, blues, electronic and world music and almost anything but classical. The club is run by Jyväskylä Live Music Association Jelmu, which is a non-profit organization. Almost all of the workers are volunteers and many of the shows are all ages.
Mentanarhúsið - the Culture House is located close to the harbour of the small village Fuglafjørður, with 1500 inhabitants. Mentanarhúsið is a versatile venue hosting concerts, theatre productions, dances, conferences and meetings, perfectly situated in the centre of town between the beach and the marina. The café part is cosy, the conference rooms are functional and inviting and the acoustics of the concert hall are perfect for live performances with local and international artists. Mentanarhúsið arranges events of all kinds and prioritizes to create musical experiences of high quality.
Mix Musik is a concert promoter from Malmö, Sweden. Our concert program includes local, national and international artists. The aim is to cover large parts of the world and highlight music that has difficulty to penetrate the media noise. Mix Musik is a stamp of quality for the audience. In 2016 Mix Musik got the award ”Promoter of the year” at Folk- och Världsmusikgalan.
Drauget is a folk-club in Odsherred. Our music is all kinds of folk-music from Denmark, Scandinavia, Scotland, Ireland and other artists on the road coming through Denmark. We play singer-songwriters, new and old music, blues and country. We are trying to reach the corners of folk-music with up-coming artists and also some who is well-known.
We have about 20 concerts every year in three villages in culture-houses, churches, schools and cafés. All the jobs in Drauget are made by volunteers.
The North Atlantic House is a cultural center in the centre of Copenhagen promoting art and culture from the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. It has two large exhibition spaces with capacities ranging from 50-250, in which concerts are also programmed.
03-2018Frederik Elsner F
The Nordic House in Tórshavn is the main cultural venue on the Faroe Islands. We programme approximately 100 music events each year (in addition to art exhibitions, theatre etc.) ranging from small recitals to large scale concerts and spanning across all genres. We have two main performance spaces for music: a 400 capacity internationally recognised concert hall well suited for anything from rock concerts to opera and a 170 capacity recital hall with beautiful acoustics and architecture.
Radar explores, challenges and re-thinks the concept of a music venue. We work with partners in the fields of visual art, architecture, poetry, dance and technology to create new ways to experience concerts within a broad spectrum of genres such as electro, rock, pop, alternative, metal and classical music.
ROSA - Danish Rock Council and SPOT are happy to present Danish as well as Nordic artists at the SPOT Royal summer concerts in Aarhus. ROSA is a music organization with the purpose of promoting Danish music at home and abroad and expanding the public’s awareness about Danish music. ROSA is the organizer of the Danish showcase festival SPOT, where upcoming as well as established Nordic artists and bands can get on-stage experience and a chance to kick-start their international career.
Located in the center of Aarhus – half standing in the canal running through the city and facing the famous street Aaboulevarden where cafés and restaurants creates a buzzing atmosphere, the SPOT Royal-stage could not be placed any more central. It is the perfect stage to reach a broad audience and to create a great music vibe in Denmarks second biggest town.
Sound of Stockholm is a festival, held in November each year, bringing together different societies, associations and concert organizers within Stockholm's extra-institutional music life. The festival strives to present a breadth of different directions, ranging from notated music, sound art, free improvisation, drone, audiovisual art and performance, taking joy in the range of expressions that the world of contemporary music offers.
Foto: Vlad Brăteanu
Spaniastova is the main concert space in Klaksvík – the second biggest city on the Faroe Islands. It is set in one of the oldest buildings in Klaksvík, built in 1838, and offers an intimate and warm atmosphere with interior and a low ceiling. Capacity is approximately 100. Spaniastova is well suited for small-medium sized acts, singer-songwriters and similar.
VEGA is a regional venue at Vesterbro in Copenhagen. VEGA opened its doors in 1996, as part of Kulturby 96, after extensive renovation it is one of the country's largest venues.
VEGA consists of Store VEGA, which seats 900 seated or 1,500 standing audiences, and Lille VEGA, which seats 160 seated or 500 standing audiences. In addition to the two music scenes, Vega also houses Ideal Bar, where among other things the Club Mini VEGA, Poetry Slam and Hip Hop Office take place.
VoxHall har eksisteret siden 1999, men blev i 2009 omfattende udbygget, således at kapaciteten blev øget fra 500 til 700 publikummer. Det i forvejen særdeles anerkendte spillested blev således yderligere optimeret med en betragteligt udvidet balkon, en ny front og et mere praktisk indgangsparti.
VoxHall samarbejder med såvel lokale som nationale kræfter med henblik på at præsentere de mest interessante bands og kunstnere fra ind- og udland – primært inden for genrerne rock, heavy, hip hop og elektronisk musik.
We Jazz is an event first established in 2013 to present a selection of the best contemporary jazz music. Both foreign and domestic artists spread around Helsinki to perform during this week of concerts. The producers at We Jazz make an effort to continually discover new spaces for music and many of the venues change from year to year. The pairing of artists and venues is aimed at creating the best possible context for the music at hand. This is why many of the We Jazz venues are quite small. In addition to introducing the best possible music, We Jazz aims to challenge and renew the ways of presenting jazz. Music is often at its best when experienced at short range and quality before quantity is what We Jazz wants to present. Every concert is a handpicked and thought-out piece of the bigger picture. We Jazz is often referred to as a festival and as Helsinki’s biggest annual jazz event, there’s no denying that We Jazz is exactly that.
The event takes place in December when there’s not much else going on. While the timing offers a break from Christmas shopping and some relief into the winter darkness, it also permits an annual glance back at the year of jazz. Many topical artists with fantastic 2017 releases are present in the lineup. We Jazz is a cross-section of the current music but also a collection of timeless jazz across the broad spectrum of styles.