Hove Festival 2009

Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th June 2009
the island of Tromoya, nr Arendal, Norway, Norway
5 day festival pass £195, campsite pass £27.50
last updated: Thu 28th May 2009

Hovefestivalen mixes international acts with Norwegian bands in a unique setting on an island outside Arendal city. The event lasts five days from Tuesday 23rd until Friday 26th June, with the sun only setting for two hours each night.

The acts confirmed include The Killers, Faith No More, Franz Ferdinand, and Slipknot as the headliners, with a support including The Prodigy, Disturbed, Fat Joe, The Ting Tings, Q-Tip, Fleet Foxes, The Gaslight Anthem, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Temper Trap, The Virgins, White Lies, Casiokids, Lykke Li, Jadakiss, The New Vine, Benea Reach, Eagles of Death Metal, Enslaved, Necro, U-N-I, Architects, M. Ward, Rusko, M83, Crookers, Bring Me The Horizon, Fjorden Baby!, All That Remains, Parkway Drive, Little Boots, Fujiya & Miyagi, Ratatat, I Was A King, Esser, Metronomy, El Caco, Haust, Iskald, Montee, and Yuksek.

Besides the music there's art installations, scenes, yet-to-be-released movies and ecological food.

Ticket information:
5 day festival pass is priced at £195, campsite pass £27.50. A 5 day festival pass grants access to all concerts, clubs, events and other arrangements from Monday to Thursday.
There is only a limited number of 1 day passes are available because the primary focus of the festival is the complete experience, not a series of concerts. 1 day passes are 660,- NOK (approx. £68).
There are also 5 day festival passes including a two person tent in exclusive Hove design is 2250,- NOK (aprox. £229). This package also includes the fee that all people camping on site will have to pay. The tent will be erected in a nice area of the main festival camp.
Alternatively festival goers can take their own tent and pay for a Camp Pass, priced at 250,- NOK (approx. £26).

To buy tickets, click here.

Hovefestivalen tries to set new standards for environmental awareness and campers must sign eco-contract that promises not to leave a 'single footprint' behind. There is also a multimedia seminar where environmentally aware artists will meet with eco-activist politicians to discuss the future of the earth. There will be ongoing train and bike campaigns throughout the festival, and a hydrogen boat showcase.

The festival is the first music festival in the world to join UNEP's (United nations Enviroment Programme) Climate Neutral Network (CN Net). CN Net is a new UN-led initiative in the fight against climate change, as UNEP wants Hove to take the lead in a European network of climate friendly rock festivals. The thought is that rock festivals could create a new blueprint for carbon neutrality in the entertainment business.

The natural surroundings/green scenery as much a part of the festival as the music. Since its inception in 2007, the Hove Festival has focused on green issues like carbon neutrality, recycling and energy from alternative and renewable sources.

The Hove Festival is the first festival outside of Britain to join Festival Republic, the organizers involved with Reading/Leeds Festival, Latitude, and Glastonbury.

More information will be here when available.

Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th June 2009
the island of Tromoya, nr Arendal, Norway, Norway
5 day festival pass £195, campsite pass £27.50
last updated: Thu 28th May 2009

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