If you want to experience something totally different from what you already have been doing in your life; Join a “black jazz” concert with the band Shining at Trolltunga in Hardanger, Norway. Notice the date; 21 of June 2015 – The International Music Day.
Trolltunga is located near my hometown Odda. It has the most spectacular view ever and combined with music you will be blown away! Trolltunga is a narrow rock that struts horizontally out from a cliff 700 meter above the lake Ringedalsvatnet. You can stand on the rock and see all the way to the glacier Folgefonna and you will feel you are on the top of the world.
– The beginning of the hike is pretty steep, but after finishing the hardest part you can enjoy the rest. You need to be in moderate physical shape. You don´t need to be super fit, but you need to be able to walk for at least four hours up and fours hours return , says Arne Kristian Glück-Teigland who is one of the organizers of the event. Arne Kristian has been doing several events earlier, using the Norwegian nature as the backdrop. – I have been doing different stunts using the nature, but I think Trolltunga is the most spectacular place I`ve ever arranged a concert.
Arne Kristian tells that Shining was picked because the music is kind of “black” and hard-hitting.
– I knew the band from the festival Bygdalarm and I liked the fact that Shining is an international band with perfect music for this amazing scenery. They have the power and the visual appearance to fit into the stunning surroundings.
– We will organize the hiking and the starting point is Skjeggedal at 10.00 in the morning, returning early evening. The hike will be organized by the local Odda og Ullensvang Turlag and along the hike you will be surprised by different type of music stunts, says Arne Kristian.
If you feel for staying at Trolltunga during the night, thanks to Norway’s freedom-to-roam laws, you can also extend your hike by pitching your own tent, food and drinks.
Arne Kristian is very excited about the spectaculare event.
– I cant hardly wait until 21 of June. Its so amazing and unic. It´s the first time ever to organize a event like this at Trolltunga. I hope to see several hundred visiters, both locals, tourists and fans of Shining entering Trolltunga and to be participate in the unique and historical event.
From Bergen its about three hours drive included one or two ferries, depends of which route you choose.
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