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JAZZ , ROCK AND SAMI THEATER

The flagship of local cultural life is the regional theater, Nordland Teater. They tour throughout the county, and have a permanent stage in the theater's production facilities in Mo i Rana center. But in addition to the publicly funded theater, the city has rich cultural life in the semi-professional and voluntary sector.

Mo i Rana, Nordland Teater, Teaterkafeen, Giga Factory

From one of the Nordland Theatre plays in 2020. Photo: Nordland Theatre

The Nordland Theatre's productions are significant. Virtually all of their productions are performed on one of the stages in their theater building, and most of the productions have their rehearsals and premieres in Mo i Rana. The city's inhabitants are therefore an avid theater audience. The largest in scope is the Winter Light Festival, which is held every year in January. The festival has content from both NT's productions and a significant proportion of visiting theater productions and concerts, and is definitely the winter's cultural highlight.

 

The annual festival, Smeltedigelen, is well known in Norway. It is normally held in October, and offers a colorful mix of national and international qualities in jazz, rock, blues, world and related genres. The festival is organized by a foundation created by the club, 4/4 Forum for rhythm and tone. The club also as an organizer of individual concerts the rest of the year.

 

Every year at the end of August, Verket, a two-day outdoor summer festival on Revelneset, is arranged a fifteen minute walk from the city center. The festival gathers several thousand, and on stage is a combination of current bands and artists from the Nordics, and some more international stars. Very popular is the Verket's children's festival, Underverket, where the youngest can get in close contact with stars they usually watch on TV.

 

But we have so much, much more! Hemnesberget has its highly acclaimed jazz festival, and in 2016 the organizing club, Hemnes Jazz Club, was named jazz club of the year by the Norwegian Jazz Forum. In addition, Hemnesberget celebrates boating life on the fjord with its popular festival Båt & Fjord.

 

Out on the coast, the internationally known Træna Festival in July is the icing on the cake. Summertime, there is a high level of activity throughout North Helgeland, and Nesna's festival Sjyen began to gain a foothold before the pandemic put an end to most things. North of Mo i Rana, an annual two-day country festival, Svartisfestivalen, is held in August.

 

Mo i Rana has a good music and culture school offer, both municipal and private. The municipal cultural school has as many as 24 different offers, from viola and flute, to percussion and theater. The private PRIMA music school is led by music teacher Violetta Sørensen, and offers a number of musical instruments.

 

A third alternative is Vilja Musikk, which offers lessons in singing and voice coaching, as well as an exciting offer as an organizer of intimate concerts for up to 30 people.

 

Below is a small part of the offer in the district:

Mo i Rana, Rana Rock Union, kulturliv

Several of the organizers engage Ungdommenes Hus as members of the event staff. Photo: RRU

And we have so much, much more!

Hemnesberget has its very renowned festival  Hemnesjazz , and the organizing club, Hemnes jazzklubb was in 2016 named jazz club of the year by the Norwegian Jazz Forum, and throughout the year has a number of concerts in its clubhouse, Jernvaren. In addition, Hemnesberget celebrates boating life on the fjord with its popular festival Båt & Fjord .

Out on the coast, the Træna Festival in July is the icing on the cake. In summer, there is a high level of activity throughout North Helgeland, and Nesna's festival Sjyen began to gain a foothold before the pandemic put an end to most things. North of Mo i Rana, an annual two-day country festival, Svartisfestivalen , is held in August.

Good teaching offers

Mo i Rana, kulturskole, Giga Factory

Rana municipality's cultural school offer means a lot to the city's cultural life. Photo: Kulturskolen

Mo i Rana has a good music and culture school offer, both municipal and private. The municipal cultural school has as many as 24 different offers, from viola and flute, to percussion and theater. PRIMA music school is led by music teacher Violetta Sørensen, and offers a number of musical instruments.

 

A third alternative is Vilja Musikk, which offers lessons in singing and voice coaching, as well as an exciting offer as an organizer of intimate concerts for up to 30 people.

For those who play even if they want to participate in orchestras, we actually have one of the country's best janissary orchestras: Mo Hornmusikk. A golden alternative is Vikabandet.

Below is a small part of the offer in the district:
(Some of the offers do not have active websites)

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

The Crucible Music Festival

Jazz - Blues - World - Rock

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

Verketfestivalen

Two-day outdoor festival

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

4/4 Forum for tempo and tone

Concert organizer

Rana Rock Union

Concert organizer

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

The Winter Light Festival

Theater and music festival

Hemnesjazz

Concert and festival organizer

Wilja

Singing and voice coaching

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

Nordland Theater

Producer of performing arts

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

Prima

Music school

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

Tip Toe

Dance studio

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

Rana Kulturskole

A municipal school offer

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

Power

Dance studio

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

Mo Hornmusikk, one of

Norway's leading brassband

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

2-days country festival by the Svartisen glacier

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

A jazz, blues and folk music festival in the Old Village

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

Tuff Enuff

Blues Club

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

Boat and Fjord
Family festival in Hemnes

Mo i Rana, kulturtilbud, Giga Factory, Freyr Battery

Ambolt Rock

Concert organizer

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