Sound of Norway: June Concert Calendar

Norwegian Arts has your June concert calendar sorted, with this complete overview of Norwegian live music happening in the UK this month.


7 June: Smerz


The Norwegian club-inspired duo Smerz performs at the Jazz Café in Camden, London on Wednesday 7 June with Little Dragon and Jordan Max for Annie Mac’s AMP Collected series.

9 June: Nordic Recital

Inspired by Southbank Centre’s year-long celebration of Nordic art and culture, members of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme present a recital of Nordic music at St Clement Danes in London.

17 June: The Grieg Society of Great Britain

The Grieg Society of Great Britain marks their 25th anniversary and Edvard Grieg’s birthday with a concert at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church on Saturday 17 June at 15:30. Their patron the celebrated cellist Raphael Wallfisch with John York will perform works by Grieg, Brahms and Martinu. Tickets £10 are reservable by e-mail at griegsocietygb@gmail.com or on the door.

23 – 25 June: Sigrid, ARY & Smerz

AryOne of Norway’s most promising new artists, ARY, brings spectacular electronic pop to Glastonbury Festival‘s Pussy Parlure stage on Friday 23 June. On Sunday 25 June, Smerz brings some carefully shaped, deconstructed electronic pop to the same stage. Rising popstar Sigrid performs at The Park Stage on Saturday 24 June.

28 June: Lemur, Lene Grenager & Tilbury/Duch/Prévost

The Norwegian label +3dB brings quartet Lemur and composer and musician Lene Grenager to Café OTO in London on 28 June. Duo John Tilbury and Eddie Prévost will also perform on the night, joined by Norwegian bassist Michael Duch.

29 – 30 June: Ole Bull Chamber Choir

Ole-Bull-Kammerkor-2015-1On Thursday 29 June, Ole Bull Chamber Choir takes part in London International a Cappella Choral Competition at St John’s Smith Square at 19:30. Friday 30 June, they perform at a concert at St Stephen’s Rochester Row at 13:00. In the beginning of July, they take part in Southbank Centre’s Chorus festival.

29 June – 2 July: Dagny


One of Norway’s freshest young musicians, Dagny, will perform at the Barn on the Farm Festival, which takes place from 29 June to 2 July just outside Gloucester.