Sørveiv Music Conference – Rethinking the Conference-Format

Usually, November isn’t the month we would recommend others to visit Norway. It’s cold, dark, windy and wet, but from the 31st of October through 2nd November you should consider going anyway.

Many of the people in the music industry spend weekend after weekend at music conferences all across Europe and the US. All of them are fighting to get your attention, touting the latest and greatest of bookers, managers, sync supervisors, workshops with feedback to artists, the best opportunities for expanding your ever-so-important network, and so on and so on.

Sørveiv Music Conference is similar in some regards, but crucially different in the ways that matter. We believe there is a difference in attending a conference and participating in it. We try to solve problems and push the discussion forward. Hold each other accountable and trying to dive a little deeper than the usual surface level of the issues.

This is the foundation on which we build everything we do at Sørveiv Music Conference. The past three years, Andy Inglis, Daniel Nordgård and Francine Gorman did an exceptional job at shaping the form of the conference and curating its sessions. From this year on, new forces are taking over their legacy. This year’s curator team consists of Jon Olav Sandal, Nicholas van Eck and Anna Willrodt.


Are you travelling far and need a place to rest between the festival days? Our festival hotel is Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, located in the heart of the festival area. It is Kristiansand’s most modern hotel and has some spectacular views onto Kristiansand’s coastal line from its rooms!

Our special rates per night are:

  • Single room NOK 895,-
  • Double room NOK 1 095,-

If you are looking for a more economical stay, Caledonien’s neighbouring hotel Hotel Dronningens offers the following rates:

  • Single room NOK 695,-
  • Double room NOK 895,-
  • Triple room NOK 1 095,-
  • Quadruple room NOK 1 295,-

All rates include breakfast. Both hotels can be booked via e-mail to sales.kristiansand@radissonblu.com with the reference Sørveiv.


Do you want to write about Sørveiv?

Send an accreditation request containing your name, magazine/blog and phone number to siljemarie@sorveiv.no.

Tickets & Accreditation

You will be able to exchange your ticket for your delegate accreditation at Teateret Friday and Saturday from 9AM. Buy your delegate pass online here!


Sørveiv Music Conference takes place at Teateret.

Sørveiv Live is taking place at 6 different venues downtown in Kristiansand city: Caledonien Hall, KICK, Charlies, Teateret, Vaktbua and Grenseløs (on the main floor of Hotel Caledonien). This year we will also have intimate daytime concerts in the exhibition halls of the art museum SKMU.

Age Limits

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

  • 18 at Biscenen at Teateret, Caledonien Hall, Grenseløs, Vaktbua & KICK
  • 20 at Charlies and in the foyer at Teateret after 10 pm

No age limit at SKMU.

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