The festival is a cultural-political cocktail with contemporary art and music, theatre and performance, science-fiction and design and seminars and debates as its ingredients – all spiced with current issues related to the Barents Region and the High North in general. Between the 23rd and the 27th of February 2022 we invite for the 18th edition of the Barents Spektakel festival!
Despite the challenges that have arisen with the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival was held in 2021 – albeit as a hybrid edition with a combination of local and digital events.
Because the global, regional and local health and safety situation is constantly changing, the 2022 festival is also planned, subject to change. However, we continue our “satellite strategy” with our Russian partners – where we plan for events in Petrozavodsk, Nikel, Murmansk and St. Petersburg that will be connected to the festival in Kirkenes. We cross our fingers that we can once again also invite to physical and social meeting places! However, our priority is first and foremost that everyone should be safe, at the same time as we continue the festival’s intentions and special, cross-border profile. Check out our social media and website for the latest updates about the festival!