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  • Barents Spektakel 2018 Films

    As the eyes of the football world look toward Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, tune in and relive the festival where we danced, sang, played and talked football! With the release of the official films documenting the festival, relive the spectacular Opening Show featuring industrial-rock legends Laibach on an ice-arena designed by Peder…
  • FC Dana Karelia – Abduction and Intrigue – The Untold Story the Dyreborg Rooster

    The visit of FC Dana Karelia to Kirkenes during the Barents Spektakel 2018 was, thankfully, mostly peaceful. Despite the occasional interruption and a handful of incidents involving streaking, the supporters group brought good cheer to the festival. However, the abduction of the unofficial team mascot, the Dyreborg Rooster, was a black spot on an otherwise successful tour.

  • Strange Football Pitch Appears in Kirkenes

    A hexagonal football picth is taking shape in Kirkenes’ Brunostparken! The pitch is the festival’s offical three-sided football field for the competition that kicks off on Thursday afternoon.

  • Hello, Kirkenes: Are. You. Ready. To. Rock.

    The one and only Laibach are only days aways from touching down in Kirkenes for two shows during the Barents Spektakel 2018. The first show, as part of the official opening of the festival, will be an outdoor concert with the band performing on a magnificant ice-stage constructed by Norway's most prolific ice sculptor, Peder…
  • “Undercurrents” Trailer by Voldemārs Johansons

    The production trailer for the new cinematic installation “Undercurrents” by Voldemārs Johansons has been released!! The project, that has been produced in collaboration with Pikene på Broen and our BAR International artist in residency program, will be premiered at the 2018 Barents Spektakel. The work of Voldemars Johansons merges his interests in visuality, sound and…
  • 80 Tonnes Down and 20 More to Go

    Work is under way contructing the magnificent ice stage for Opening Show of the Barents Spektakel 2018!

  • Kandinsky Prize Winners ZIP Group Create the Festival’s Meeting Place

    The Kandinsky Prize winners for 2017 are the art collective behind the Barents Spektakel 2018 project, KrasnoBAR.