By the gravemounds in the park of Borre where the mighty rulers of the Norwegian Vikings lived, feasted and were laid to rest, we invite you to 3 days of metal, folk, pagan, dark ambient, night hall clubs, mead, craftbeers, museum, seminars, guided tours, Viking village and battles on historic grounds – join us! Horten, Norway 15-17. August
Midgardsblot is an open air festival by the town Horten, in Vestfold at the historic grounds of the Borre Park. The park has several massive Viking grave mounds and the great hall at Borre, Gildehallen, is a unique reconstruction of a grand Viking hall. Midgardsblot is an innovative festival expanding the traditional concept of music festivals, by offering the audience enriching cultural experiences, lectures, museum, exhibitions, Viking villages and battles in addition to world leading artists within metal, folk music, viking music, dark ambient, electro and other related genres.
Midgardsblot was the first metalfestival in Norway adding dark ambient bands to its lineup. The curator for the dark ambient stage is Jan Roger Pettersen from Svartsinn. Dark ambient / industrial acts that has played there are Deutsch Nepal, Lamia Vox, Draugurinn, Trepaneringsritualen and In Slaughter Natives. The dark ambient stage lineup this year will include Treha Sektori, raison d’être and Svartsinn.
an exclusive and unique ritual especially made for Borre and Midgardsblot
***IVAR BJØRNSON & EINAR SELVIK
an exclusive performance of music from Hugsjá and Skuggsjá
*** GAAHLS WYRD
MEMORIAM // TORMENTOR
VREID // EINHERJER // EREB ALTOR
ZURIAAKE // URARV // WHIP // BYRDI // VÓLUSPÁ
FOLKET BORTAFOR NORDAVINDEN
– Opening Blot ceremony –
Night hall club: HEILUNG HALL // GOST
More bands wil be announced soon!
But wait, there’s more!
-Viking village and market
-Festival camp at the beaches of Borre Park
-Vikingbattles and ancient Norse games
-Museum, Guided tours & exhibitions
-Seminars, workshops and panel debates
-Craftbeers and tastings
18 years ID at the main stage area, Viking Village and at the camping area. 20 year ID in the Liqour Bar Area.