BREAKING: Hove Music Festival launches

HOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL: In June next year, the Hove Muisc Festival, Tromøy in Arendal, Norwa, starts up. Photo: Esben Holm Eskelund/Geita.noHOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL: In June next year, the Hove Muisc Festival, Tromøy in Arendal, Norwa, starts up. Photo: Esben Holm Eskelund/Geita.no
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Hove Music Festival, Norway is scheduled for 28th and 29th of June next year. Ticket sales start Friday.

BACKSTAGE: The superlocal newspaper Geita met the festival manager, Marius Berge Amundsen, backstage at Arendal Kulturhus a few hours before the launch Friday. Photo: Esben Holm Eskelund/Geita.no

BACKSTAGE: The superlocal newspaper Geita met the festival manager, Marius Berge Amundsen, backstage at Arendal Kulturhus a few hours before the launch Friday. Photo: Esben Holm Eskelund/Geita.no

Hove, Tromøy, in the city of Arendal, in southern Norway will be the venue for a new, big international music festival. The festival is named Hove Music Festival (external link). The general manager of the festival company Seaside Production AS, Marius Berge Amundsen, confirms:
“We are releasing tickets today for a new festival at Hove 28th and 29th of June,” he told Lokalavisen Geita friday, a few hours before the launch in Arendal city center.
He is optimistic and happy to be able to release the first tickets now, even though there are no artists booked – yet.
“We dare to drop tickets because we are going to conduct a festival at Hove in 2019”, he says.

Read more: – Our big aim is 2019

Local anchorage

For more than a year, the Hove Music Festival has been working with the  foundation for a new music festival. It is important for the company that a new festival has as good local anchorage as possible.
“We have now managed to create a solid foundation for a longterm construction of a new festival at Hove, but we are ready for the first festival already the next summer,” he says.
Both Arendal municipality and Aust-Agder County Municipality supports the festival. There is already a majority in the city council in Arendal for the festival to receive half a million kroner in start-up support for the next three years. Amundsen says the company is incredibly grateful for the support and hopes more will be on the pitch.
“We urge even more in business and not least, the public, to do the same. Our goal is to build a festival that offers experiences beyond a broad musical profile”, says Amundsen.

<b>HOVE AMFI:</b> A lot of international artists has been to Hove before. Now they can return, to Hove Music Festival. Photo: Esben Holm Eskelund/Geita.no

HOVE AMFI: A lot of international artists has been to Hove before. Now they can return, to Hove Music Festival. Photo: Esben Holm Eskelund/Geita.no

Les også: Ny festival på Hove i 2019

Magical arena

Hove Music Festival will be a summer festival for music experiences and magical moods in the unique landscape of forest and archipelago that characterizes the whole area. It is located in and nearby the Raet National Park, one of the youngest marine national parks in Norway. According to Amundsen, the festival has established a longterm lease agreement at Hove, secured a good financing and brought together several of Norway’s best organizers. Former CEO of Hove Republic, Hove Festival, Benedikte Nilsen, is an owner and represented in the board. The chairman of Seaside Productions AS is Brynjar Løkke. The board also has Trond Myhre Eriksen. Both have been connected to the Stavern Festival. The goal of the company is to create a unique event that will give the magic Hove experience many people has a fresh memory from. By 2019 it is five years since the last edition of the festival at Hove ended.
“I have brought with me a team of highly skilled people who want the best for the city and the region. We will develop a solid foundation over time to ensure that this is one of the highlights of the summer, “says Amundsen.
The local newspaper Geita has previously written about the American band Imagine Dragons, who from the stage in the arena of Oslo Spektrum, Norway, this winter clearly expressed their wish for the festival back at Hove.

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