About Sørveiv

Tomorrow’s music today

The music showcase festival Sørveiv was founded in 2010. The festival has since then become a great place for up-and-coming artist in the Nordic region to be discovered.

Sørveiv 2018 is taking place 2nd to 3rd November in Kristiansand, for the 8th consecutive time. The festival has become known for its broad spectrum of music and consists of roughly 40 up-and-coming artist. The artists are mostly from the Nordic countries, but also from Germany and other parts of Europe. Our vision is to create a festival with a broad range of genres and unique artists with great qualities that we hope will make it big in the future. We can guarantee that we have artists what will suit your musical taste. The concerts will take place at 6 different venues in downtown Kristiansand



Get your tickets here!

Tickets can be bought both online beforehand and in the doors of each festival venue. We recommend buying your ticket beforehand – that way you save both queuing-time and money! Tickets are changed into festival wristbands at the festival’s venues.


Sørveiv 2018 is taking place at 6 different venues downtown in Kristiansand city: Teateret (Intim- & Biscenen), Charlies, Vaktbua, KICK & Sabla Bar!

Age limits

The age limits at Sørveiv 2018 vary depending on our venues’ own restrictions. This year they are:

  • 18 at Biscenen/Intimscenen på Teateret, Vaktbua, KICK & Sabla Bar
  • 20 at Charlies and in the foyer at Teateret after 10PM

Are you travelling far and need a place to rest between the festival days? Our conference hotel is Hotel Norge, located in the heart of the festival area and right across the street from our biggest concert venue. It prides itself on typically Southern Norwegian hospitality and comfort, and has Kristiansand’s best breakfast!

Our special rates per night are:
Single room: kr 875,-
Double room: kr 1075,-

Book your room with the code SØRVEIVGJEST18 via, or +47 3817 4000

Hotel Norge also offers 20% on all food in their restaurant Smak av Norge. Just flash your badge to receive the discount!

Do you want to play at Sørveiv?

Sørveiv is always searching for the best music out there – and we know perfectly well that loads of it exists off the radar from our booking team. Therefore it is also possible to apply for a showcase! All registered music will be carefully listenened to and evaluated by a qualified jury, and the most promising acts will receive a chance to play at Sørveiv.

This year’s application is closed.


If you have any questions regarding Sørveiv, don’t hesitate to contact us!


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Do you want to write about Sørveiv?

Send an accreditation request containing your name, magazine/blog and phone number to Remember to include if you need a photo pass as well.


Without our volunteers Sørveiv is nothing. Our hard working, fantastic bunch of people are the heart and soul of this festival. Do you want to join us?

Most of our volunteer tasks require basic knowledge of Norwegian. If you think you are a perfect volunteer for Sørveiv nevertheless, please contact our volunteer coordinators Oda & Simen at