The Nordic House 50-year anniversary
10 Am - 12 PM
The Nordic House is celebrating its 50th anniversary on the 25th of August and you are invited! The program begins with a free morning buffet and awesome family events, food, games and live music.
-Check out our program below-
Celebrate the anniversary together with us by participating in events for the whole family including games, live music, sauna, exhibitions, food tasting and much more. The day will culminate in an outdoors concert with the Greenlandic pop-music band Nanook, the Norwegian hip-hop artist Miss Tati and the Icelandic electronic music star SEINT.
All activities are free of charge and open for all, while food and drinks will be available for sale from food trucks in the festival area. The celebration starts at 10 am with free breakfast buffet outside the Nordic House.
Sigyn Blöndal, a star from the children program Stundin Okkar, will take care of the entertainment and games for the families.
PROGRAM Saturday, August 25th
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Breakfast buffet for everyone in the garden/ in a tent.
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Nordic children games, yoga, cinema…
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM: Concert: young Icelandic musicians RuGi, Gróa and Flóni
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Inauguration ceremony for the new wooden bridge by the lake.
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM: Nanook playing acoustic on the bridge/greenhouse.
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: The bar opens, Pub Quiz and Nordic playlist.
7:00 PM – 10:30 PM: Concert in the big stage: SEINT, Nanook and Miss Tati
Finnish sauna: bring a bathing suit and a towel!
Cinema for kids: Ronja the Robber’s Daughter and The Brothers Lionheart. Stories by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.
The Exhibition Hall – Inspired by Aalto – Design from Finland. – free entrance because of the anniversary.
Black Box – 50 memories: Exhibiting chosen movies, pictures, newspaper clippings and posters from 50 years of creating cultural events.
Foyer: Art gifts to the house
Children’s library: In the children’s library, you’ll find children’s literature in seven Nordic languages and meet world famous characters like Pippi Longstocking and the Moomins. The library is also a beautiful playing area with games, giant LEGO building blocks, a small castle to climb and much more!
Food trucks – Fish and chips, Gastro truck, Rabbabarin and Icecream-truck will be available in the garden all day
AALTO Bistro offering outstanding Scandinavian cuisine
CONCERTS with young Icelandic musicians 2 PM – 3:30 PM
RuGl reached the final round of the Icelandic Battle of the Bands in 2016, where the band received favourable reviews for their compositions and vocal arrangements. Their music is indie-inspired, soft and melodic with haunting lyrics. RuGl was founded in early 2016 by two 14-year-old girls who are school friends in the west of Reykjavík.
GRÓA consist of three young girls, Fríða Björg Pétursdóttir, Hrafnhildur Einarsdóttir and Karolina Einarsdóttir. Their music is “well-exposed and well-orchestrated” as one critic phrased it; Its vocals and sound enticing.
Floni, a twenty-year-old rapper from Reykjavik has topped the Icelandic Spotify Playlist, thereby entering the hip-hop scene with a blast. “There’s a way younger scene coming up now in Iceland. The hip-hop scene has grown so much.”
Be prepared; Floni is known for his powerful live performances and a charming attitude.
CONCERTS with internationally recognised musicians 7 PM – 12 PM
For the evening we have invited international musicians from Greenland and Norway to play on our big stage in the garden. Warming up for our guests is the Icelandic electronic musician SEINT.
Nanook from Greenland plays soft rock/indie pop and is led by a duo of talented brothers. The band which has an acoustic-driven sound will first be performing an acoustic concert on the wooden bridge around 4 PM. In the evening around 7 PM, they join us on the big stage in front of the house, giving guests the full version of their Greenlandic energy, singing in their native language, only spoken by 56.000 people in the world.
Miss Tati is born in Portugal with parents from Angola, this songstress grew up in the sunny city of Setúbal before moving to the rainy city of Bergen in Norway. Tricultural Miss Tati makes her own path. Inspired by Hip Hop and R&B she cooks up her very own recipe, spicing up festival lineups in Norway.
SEINT is an electronic-based act from Reykjavík/Iceland formed by Joseph Cosmo. Inspired by an amalgam of sounds such as Kanye West’s production to the moodier ends of Massive Attack. ‘’Dark & dreamy at the same time this world of sound offers melancholic vocals works, deep 808’s and synthy melodies to define the feeling of this experience.
The Nordic House is a proud puls promoter and has received funding from the Nordic Culture Found to promote live Nordic music in the Nordic