This year will see 20 different concerts being held in the district most known for its extreme sports, jazz festival and food traditions, including acts such as Ale Möller, Swedish group Väsen, and Norwegian musician Gabriel Fliflet, who will be playing his album release gig at the festival. “We want to stimulate an interest in folk music, and to be a meeting place for people who enjoy it,” says festival manager Tormod Kleiveland. “We’re a niche festival with both Scandinavian and international influences, and we want to help drive an interest in folk music, in both the traditional and modern way, as well as being a meeting place where folk music meets other genres – especially focusing on baroque music.”