I am hosting the Melodica Festival Oslo this year! It will take place at Hvaskjer in Oslo on the 2nd and 3rd of September.
The Melodica Festival celebrates local music scenes around the world with the aim to provide in invaluable platform for emerging artists to network and develop new creative relationships. It was born in December 2007 by Pete Uhlenbruch, a passionate musician who simply wanted to create a genuinely attentive space for other artists to perform and interact in, and foster a sense of community in an increasingly challenging industry.
The debut festival was an intimate affair in a local cafe, resonant of the German coffee houses of the 60s. 18 acts played over two days, and the overwhelming response from those artists was how refreshing it was to play in a space where the appreciation of the music was paramount. Artists from all events have since commented on the profound creative inspiration from engaging and networking with other kindred performers, while on the audience’s part, the calibre of the acts and the ambience of the event were what set the event apart.
Since then, propelled by the tireless enthusiasm and passion of kindred music spirits abroad, Melodica has quickly developed into one of the premier acoustic performances in cities around the world. The Festival celebrates local music scenes around the world. Melodica offers an invaluable platform for talented newcomers to connect, network and create new relationships.
An event by artists for artists, it´s organized and carried by ambassadors of the local music scenes, who invite mainly local people to play, as well as national & international guests.
Check out the site on Facebook for artists and more info https://www.facebook.com/melodicaoslo/