Faroese music artists Dania O. Tausen, Horrse and Greta Svabo Bech are slated to appear at the Norwegian festival Trondheim Calling in February, Faroe Music Export (FMX) announced.
The three music outfits were originally set for participating this year at Trondheim Calling, however the festival was called off citing Covid-related restrictions.
According to FMX, an agreement has been reached with Trondheim Calling which also entails that organizers of Syðrugøta’s G! Festival will be in attendance to pick a favorite artist to perform at G! the following summer.
The director of Trondheim Calling, Thomas Rujord, was quoted as saying that he is “delighted” to be collaborating with FMX and G! and that he is “fascinated” by the Faroese music scene.
“We are very happy to have Horrse, Dania O. Tausen and Greta Svabo Bech at Trondheim Calling 2023,” Mr. Rujord said. “We were at the G! Festival last summer and we had the best festival experience ever. The world would be a better place with more Faroese music and Faroese hospitality.”
Glenn Larsen, CEO of FMX — a government agency tasked with promoting Farose music exports — noted that the collaboration with the Norwegians has been long underway, expressing his regret over the cancellations earlier this year while adding that FMX is pleased to “accept this great opportunity in 2023”.
“Trondheim Calling is a solid and great festival with many Nordic representatives and a big audience, not to mention a great place for our Faroese musicians to meet possible collaborators,” he said.
In 2020, more than 7,000 people visited Trondheim Calling, the next iteration of which will take place on February 9th to 11th, 2023.