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Træna Festival

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If you’re fed up with the commercial festivals that are sprawling out of Europe every summer then you’ll certainly not be complaining at Norway’s Traena Festival, which has acquired the desirable tagline of most remote festival on earth.

Held on a small group of islands, floating effortlessly in the Arctic Ocean, it is not just the music, but the landscapes that are set to dazzle the (somewhat small) crowd. And to be dazzled is a guarantee; it’s probably not often that you can lie back and listen to your favourite singer – songwriter whilst simultaneously contemplating the truly stunning sights of a live glacier.

Of course remoteness has its disadvantages, namely the time and expense it takes to get there. While the main festival takes place on the island of Husoya, the boat ride to get there from Bodo (on the northern coast of Norway) is predictably expensive. Beer and the rest at the festival itself it also expensive at about £5-6, although rest assured that, unlike at most festivals, your money is going to the locals and not some huge corporate sponsor. And anyway, beer is a small price to pay to experience the most humbling landscape in the world, let alone with your favourite band to soundtrack the entire experience.

Written by  Lucinda Day.

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“Festival on top of the world”

By Wyndham Wallace for 'The Guardian' First published July 21 2008 The festival is the brainchild of Erlend Mogard Larsen who organized the first one in 2004. Mogard spent his childhood summers in Træna, an archipelago of more than 1,000 islands, and f… Read more...

Written by press. Read full article from The Guardian, July 21 2008

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7. - 9. july 2011.

We are the most exlusive and exotic musicfestival in Europa, now doubt.

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