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History

There has been a festival at Träna from 1978 to 1998. But then in a small format and internally for the island's population + some disturbed tourists. Today's festival was first organized in 2003 and has continued until today. In a fantastic setting and strong artistic integrity, the festival has consolidated its position as one of Northern Norway's most beautiful cultural events.

2017-12-0613:53 Liss Marie Jakobsen

Træna is one of the country's smallest municipalities with approx. 450 inhabitants. At Husøy there are 381 people. A vibrant society with over 60 pupils at the children's and youth school, a major fishing company, is 33 nautical miles straight into the sea from Sandnessjøen, in the middle of the polar circle.

The rumor of the special festival atmosphere has reached the music society. Among the artists who have performed are the French artist Manu Chao, Swedish Timbuktu, Irish Damien Rice and British The Correspondents. The Norwegian A-team, led by Sivert Høyem, Susanne Sundfør, Ingrid Olava, Ida Maria, Lars Vaular, Dum Dum Boys, Valkyrien Allstars, Kings of Convenience and many more troops also visit us. Such a small island has limited capacity, so only 2800 festival passes are sold. Træna festival thus becomes an exclusive experience.