Not long after the first brainstorming session, Skjærvafest was born and appeared in its first instalment in 2016. The
organisation partners with local forces such as Braatthallen and the highly acclaimed band El Cuero. “I wanted it to be a family-friendly, ageless festival where people from across generations can come together and have a great time,” Reite explains. As such, there will be large outdoor volleyball courts and bouncy castles, and the festival will take place right on the beach. Kristiansund is not usually a destination for musicians, but Reite wanted to create a platform to change that.