Five new top names confirmed for Norway’s Bergenfest 2020

The Norwegian pop and urban greats ASTRID S, EMILIE NICOLAS, CEZINANDO, SONDRE LERCHE and THE SPECIALS join a festival program where it is already close between the highlights.

One of British music history’s most energetic, influential and important bands of all time has released new music for the first time in 37 years. In 2019, it is 40 years since the band was founded in Coventry in 1979, and it is also 10 years since the band reunited and played some of their most lively and joyful concerts to date. Organsiers are looking forward to a solid injection of THE SPECIALS‘ legendary ska punk at Bergenfest in 2020!

SONDRE LERCHE never stops playing or surprising. In 2020, he finally releases his new album, Patience, the sequel to the highly acclaimed Please (2014) and Pleasure (2017). In addition, he debuted as an author with the essay collection “All songs are about you” which will be released on January 9th via Flame publishing house.

Now Norway’s most versatile and eclectic pop artist has outdone himself with his most amazing and poignant record so far in life and career. SONDRE is excited to finally say aloud that the Bergenfest audience will be among the very first to hear new songs from the stage when he, together with his completely absurdly mixed band, takes on Bergenhus Festning.

ASTRID S has had an adventurous success in recent years. Songs like “Hurts So Good”, “Breathe”, “Paper Thin”, “2AM”, “Hyde” and the Matoma collaboration “Running Out” have contributed to a huge fanbase worldwide, with over 1 billion plays in total. She has won MTV EMA (Best Norwegian Act) and Spellemann of the Year. 2020 will be a big year for ASTRID with the release of debut albums and lots of new music. We look forward to seeing her at Bergenfest on Saturday June 13th!

EMILIE NICOLAS is finally back with full musical power. EMILIE is both pop, R&B and electronics – served with the sensitivity of jazz. In 2018, she released the album Tranquille Emile to brilliant reception. Since then she has played around the country and filled the Norwegian Opera twice – and recently sold out Forum in Bergen. It looks set to be a good year for both new and old Nicolas fans. She is currently working on new music and is ready for festival summer in 2020.

A total music press and an ever-growing fan base have applauded CEZINANDO‘S unique musical universe ever since releasing his debut single “Cez 4 Prez” as a 16-year-old. He has hit charts and radio waves, and has been rewarded with a number of awards. Cez has also marked himself as an outstanding live artist, and has taken concertgoers across the country by storm with their explosive shows. In 2020 he is once again ready to create live magic and Bergenfest will visit on Friday 12 June!

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