Articles By: Tunheim Jakobsen

DUNGEN ready for Insomnia

DUNGEN ready for Insomnia

Together with 4 brilliant artists. Check them out! You can also buy tickets now online, at Driv or Akademiske Kvarter. Hurray!…

B0KA (Nordfjordeid)

B0KA (Nordfjordeid)

From Nordfjordeid in rural Norway comes b0ka, a band who delivers “instant tropicana” and good vibes with their dance-able, live club music. Playing drum machines, synth, vocoder, horns, guitar and ...

VRIL (Hannover/Berlin)

VRIL (Hannover/Berlin)

Inspired from the fathers of Detroit techno does Vril draw his musical energy from the bottom of mechanized industrial world

ATEQ (Berlin/Spreewald)

ATEQ (Berlin/Spreewald)

The musical project ATEQ is marked by recurring gentle waves of electronic loops seamlessly integrated into each other, growing into a unique feeling sound crawling toward its climax

BLÓT (Tromsø)

BLÓT (Tromsø)

Blót was for real discovered by the festival during Tromsø International Film Festival 2013 where we dropped by the Badlands party at Kurant gallery

DUNGEN (Stockholm)

DUNGEN (Stockholm)

In what feels like a very short decade, Sweden’s Dungen has mutated at a furious pace. Main man/ producer/ arranger/ singer/ golden child Gustav Ejstes’s lone constant has been change. ...

NO SIESTA PARTY

NO SIESTA PARTY

Together with No Siesta Fiesta Festival we bring you SANO and CHARLOTTE BENDIKS. 

SIDE BROK (Ørsta)

SIDE BROK (Ørsta)

Side Brok (mean saggy pants) got a hit with the hilarious “1,2,3, fire,” which is a tribute to rural car culture with wide wheels and furry interior, funny drinking habits ...

JENNY HVAL(duo) (Oslo)

JENNY HVAL(duo) (Oslo)

Jenny Hval has in recent years made a name for herself as an artist, musician and writer both in Norway and abroad. When her third record Viscera was released in ...

ANA HELDER (Rosario)

ANA HELDER (Rosario)

Cómeme Records, famous for Matias Aguayo‘s excellence the world over, houses a plethora of other talent, including Ana Helder. Her name, less noted on the roster, perhaps only to those ...

HOLLY HERNDON (Tennessee/Berlin)

HOLLY HERNDON (Tennessee/Berlin)

Holly Herndon’s Movement is the debut offering of material by the young musician, modernist, and machinist. Restless for reckless cultural immersion, Herndon left her Johnson City, Tennessee home as a ...

TODD TERJE (Oslo)

TODD TERJE (Oslo)

Following a string of celebrated releases leaning on everything from kitschy euro sounds to deep funk and latin jazz, the relatively new to the scene Todd Terje has already made ...

SHED (Berlin)

SHED (Berlin)

Shed is a man of action, a living example how to reinvent oneself again and again within the boundaries of electronic music. At the same time, Shed does not follow ...

TM404 (Stockholm)

TM404 (Stockholm)

TM404 – a unique live project from Andreas Tilliander.  With a new alias, TM404, Andreas Tilliander has created enjoyable ambient dub simmering with life and details. The songs have all ...

BOGAN VIA (Phoenix)

BOGAN VIA (Phoenix)

Bogan Via is Bret William Bender and Madeline Miller. Wait Up is the band’s debut extended play album, where they have developed their distinctive electronic-folk sound. With overwhelming responses to ...

AUSTRA (Toronto)

AUSTRA (Toronto)

Olympia, the second album from Austra, is an album of transformation. Though it has only been two years since their 2010 debut Feel It Break, it represents a quantum evolution ...

Insomnia on ICAS Radio

Insomnia on ICAS Radio

Listen to the I.C.A.S radio show from our last meeting in Berlin

DEMDIKE STARE (Manchester)

DEMDIKE STARE (Manchester)

Demdike Stare is the occult themed collaboration between Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker. They will be the official opening of the festival at the old cinema Verdensteatret Cinematek. Sit down, ...

LANDO (San Francisco/Berlin)

LANDO (San Francisco/Berlin)

Lando’s (a.k.a Antaeus Lando Roy) journey started over nine years ago in the Bay Area where he was an active producer and DJ in San Francisco’s underground club scene as ...

LOVISA NEGGA (Linköping)

LOVISA NEGGA (Linköping)

Lovisa Negga is a French Sami electronica artist from Linköping. After two albums, she has now also released a single on Lule sami language, “Miha ja gievrra”. Witch really caught our attention ...

XOSAR (The Hague)

XOSAR (The Hague)

The American born, Netherlands based producer’s beguiling sound is a mix of unnerving atmospheres and uplifting emotions, keenly bolted onto raw house and techno tempos

LEGOWELT (The Hague)

LEGOWELT (The Hague)

Danny Wolfers is truly one of a kind – a producer and performer who spans many different scenes with ease and always in his own unique style a world away ...

LOVE OD Communication Night

 

During the students welcome festival Debutuka, we´d like to welcome you to a full label night and exhibition with our techno grand father MENTAL OVERDRIVE and his label LOVE OD ...

LOVE OD Communication Night

 

During the students welcome festival Debutuka, we´d like to welcome you to a full label night and exhibition with our techno grand father MENTAL OVERDRIVE and his label LOVE OD ...

Insomnia presents KOHIB at Døgnvill Vinter

Kohib with friends is Kohib aka Øyvind Sjøvoll bringing along Per Kristian Trollvik, Anette Tunheim Jakobsen and Kjetil Holmstad-Solberg (Violet Road) on vocal, and Mika Martinsen on percussion and bass. They ...

Autoband Release Party was a success!

Autoband Release Party was a success!

Saturday january 14th was the release party of a new release from Beatservice Records in the Kulturhuset in Tromso! Autoband is Gudmund Østgårds debut album.Originally from Stokmarknes in the north ...

Thank you all!

Thank you all!

-for making Insomnia festivals 10th edition a magic event! Click here to see a photo-compilation. We want to thank all our partners, friends, audience and last but not ...

MONDO TROMSØ

MONDO TROMSØ

MONDO TROMSØ BOOK SHOP will have a stand at Insomnia Festival all three days upstairs in the Café. They will also sell the fresh fanzine by Robert Dyrnes with Tromsøs ...

Falling in love with type

Falling in love with type

ank Design, Grafill and Insomnia proudly presents Why Not Associates from London Time:             21. oktober 2011 kl. 18:00 Place:             Verdensteatret, Tromsø

Why wait in line?!

Why wait in line?!

-when you could be on the dance-floor?!

Buy a festival-pass and exchange it for your entrance-bracelet at the café in Driv on Tuesday or Wednesday between 16.00 and 20.00!Important info about Biosphere ...

#OWSJAM

#OWSJAM

On October 21. 2011, artists Tim Exile, Mental Overdrive and Boska will make a special performance as part of the Insomnia Festival in Tromsø, Northern Norway. The entire performance will ...

Press release:Insomnia 10th Edition

Press release:Insomnia 10th Edition

The Insomnia Festival has its 10th jubilee the 20-22 October this year. We have as always our focus on new, innovative and up-and-coming artists under the big undefined umbrella called ...

LUNCH SEMINAR

LUNCH SEMINAR

Kan festivaler bidra som en katalysator for innovasjon og produktutvikling? I samarbeid med SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge inviterer vi til lunchseminar.

Vi planter ideer for kreativt samarbeid på tvers av sjanger ...

Accommodation

Accommodation

If you need accommodation: Hotel St-Elisabeth enjoys an unbeatable location just 900 m from the center in quiet and tranquil surroundings. Amazing views of the open sea and the mountains surrounding. 

Kick Off Party!

Kick Off Party!

Insomnia festival is closing in. 20th-22nd October we celebrate our 10th edition. Before that, we'd like to make a party for ourself, our partners and all you happy dancers before ...

Army of Mothers’ Babylounge

Army of Mothers’ Babylounge

Imagine your baby being wrapped in soothing sounds from mothers from all around world as she explores the strange and changing texture of the floor, or is totally preoccupied ...

NEW ARTISTS!

NEW ARTISTS!

6 new acts ready for Insomnia festival:  Hextatic, Lena Willikens, Mujuice, Cooly G, Djs Pareja and Capracara. Now we’re only waiting for the details on our commissioned work, and then ...

F.A.C.E and Kohib to Migz

F.A.C.E and Kohib to Migz

There have been plenty of Norwegian electronic artists and DJs visiting Moscow over the  years, but at the MIGZ festival Oslos Diskjokke was the first Norwegian to play. This weekend ...

TICKETS AVAILABLE!

TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Be a earlybird and start the buss! We welcome you to by tickets to our fantastic event 20th-22nd October. The festival passes gives you accesses to all conserts at Driv pluss the ...

Needs for skills

Needs for skills

We need a range of different worker-skills. Please look at the list below on whats the basic areas where we need people to contribute. And remember, we love you! <3 Backstage: ...