Music

From classical to metal, Bergen has a selection of venues to hear different types of music.

Venues

Det Akademiske Kvarter

The Student Culture House houses several concerts a week, including some of the ASF events listed below.

Grieghalen

As Bergen’s cultural grand hall, Grighalen is home to the Bergen National Opera, the Bergen Philharmonic, and the BIT20 ensemble. This venue also hosts other events and sometimes hosts a free concert for students each semester.

Hulen

A student run concert venue and pub in a Second World War bomb shelter. The name Hulen is translated into “The Cave”, a fitting name for a venue situated underground. Hulen hosts both well-­established and up-­and-­coming artists from genres such as rock, indie, heavy metal, hiphop and jazz. Hulen's own DJs also host popular events every Saturday. Great music and a crowded dance floor are guaranteed.

Kråken

This is the place to get your rock and metal fix. Kråken has games and drinks in addition to live music.

Landmark

Landmark is another small, live music space that is located within the Bergen Kunsthall. It also features a café, bar, nightclub, and project space.

Østre

At Østre, you can hear experimental and electronic music, as well as see exhibitions and art installations, in a small, intimate space that holds up to 200 people. 

USF Verftet

USF was formally a sardine factory and now features five venues for music, theatre, films, and compemporary art.

Music Organizers

ASF

Aktive Studenters Forening (ASF) is a student union in Bergen hosting concerts at Kvarteret. The group is a strong and social group of approximatley 60 active members. ASF book concerts within four different concepts – ASF, ASF SUB, StåOppJazz and ASF Klubb.

  • ASF: all large concerts, mainly at the stage called Teglverket at Kvarteret.
  • StåOppJazz: jazz music, presented on the stage called Storelogen at Kvarteret every Saturday.
  • ASF SUB: concerts on the stage called Speilsalen at Kvarteret every Saturday. This scene has a focus on underground genres in Bergen, but also books band in a variety of other genres.
  • ASF Klubb: a club concept begun in 2010. DJs mainly spin on the Teglverket stage after the main concert there on Saturdays.

Bergen Live

Concert organizer arranging the largest concerts in Bergen with both national and international artists. Bergen Live organizes about 100 concerts each year.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

One of the world’s oldest orchestras and with a close relationship to Edvard Grieg, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra performs weekly at Grieg Hall.

Perfect Sounds Forever

An indie and alternative concert organizer, Perfect Sounds Forever arranges music events at venues around town such as Hulen and Landmark.

RF

Bergen Realistforening (RF) is a student organization hosting concerts and events at Kvarteret and Hulen, with both national and international artists.