Bergen International Festival 2019 English catalogue FiB Katalog EN 2019 lowres single pages - Page 77

FE STIVITIE S B ER G EN I N T ER N AT I ON AL FEST I VAL 2019 Welcome to Festival Square mo F E STI VA L SQ UA R E T E NT DATE / TI M E Thursday 23 May at 21:00 D U R ATI ON 1:30 TICKET Standard: 250 Senior: 225 Under 30: 190 FiB Fordel: 200 BT Fordel: 187 07 7 During the length of the Festival, the heart of Bergen’s inner city, Festplassen, is transformed into Festival Square. The tent will feature a number of daytime family events and evening concerts and talks, as well as film screenings. The outdoor area surrounding the tent will be turned into a playground for young and old, with a variety of exciting free admission events. Please enjoy and hold on to your ice creams! Karl Ove Knausgård with friends A literary concert A time for text and tunes. In addition to being a renowned author, Karl Ove Knausgård is a driven musician, and so are seve- ral of his friends. For this event, Knausgård puts together a top-notch team of his music-playing and text-writing acquaintances for a literary and musical evening in Festval Square. The musical performances are accompanied by a house band assembled for the evening. Among the guests are writer and musician Tore Renberg – former vocalist in the band Lemen in which Knausgård was a drummer. Singer, guitarist and songwriter Tønes (Frank Tønnesen) will also be joining on stage. In 2018, Tønes won Spellemann Awards (Norwegian Grammy Awards) in the categories ‘Folk’ and ‘Best Lyricist’. The same year he debuted as a novelist. Karl Ove Knausgård is among the most read Norwegian authors today. His books have been translated into 30 languages, and have reaped many awards. Knausgård is a highly anticipated participant at this year's festival, not least because he has written the libretto for the opening performance Waiting in Grieghallen (p. 34). Eirik Vassenden vocal Knut Olav Homlong guitar Yngve Knausgård guitar Hans Kristian Mjelva bass Karl Ove Knausgård drums Supported by Grieg Foundation WWW.FI B.N O/EN 07 7