Hove festival

 

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Hove Festival is an annual Norwegian music festival which was hosted for the first time the 26th to 30th June 2007. Running for 8 years and at one time the largest festival music festival in Norway. The festival has its name from the nature area Hove at Tromøy Island. Both the concert areas and the festival camp are located in this area. The festival presents international and Norwegian artists, and in addition gives access to art exhibitions and movies that have not yet hit the cinemas.

“Norway’s premier music festival, Hove Festival, is a four day midweek party for all people believing that combining the best artists with on site camping, nature, beaches, water and idyllic suroundings form the ultimate festival experience.” writes Hove Republic.

Hove strove to be an environmentally neutral festival, both buying carbon offset quotes for all power and transportation used during and prior to the festival, and sorting and recycling all trash produced by the event. Preparation for the festival relied heavily on volunteer work. In 2010 there were a total of 2,500 people volunteering for security, stage hand, drivers, kitchen duty and post-festival cleanup.

Hove consisted of several different areas such as the camp area, festival area and "zero" area. The camp held up to 10,000 campers and was open throughout the festival. The festival area, including the shopping street, was open to everyone who had a day bracelet or festival bracelet. The zero area, which has several fast-food shops, was open to everyone with or without bracelet.

 

The festival had three main performance stages: Hovescenen, Amfiscenen and Teltscenen (tent stage), with Hovescenenbeing the largest. One of the more prominent acts at Hovescenen was Muse in 2010.

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