This year, Oslo is European Green Capital, and Oslo Culture Night will have a special focus on the environment - the popular night-long event on 13 September will be the world's first insect-friendly festival ever.
The highlight will be a giant moving installation made of millions of mosquitoes flying above the city's roofs (and through Oslo's streets) throughout the night. It is the Japanese artist Fuki Moskito who is the brain behind the spectacular, unique project.
- This is completely wild, says Chris Lundevall, project manager for Oslo Culture Night. We have scratched our heads for a long time to find a cool idea, and I couldn't bee happier. This is going to create a real buzz, people will swarm to Oslo for the occasion, and I already have butterflies in my stomach.
All events are not confirmed yet, but we can already reveal that there will be a live outdoor performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee, The Fly (with Jeff Goldblum in the lead role) will be shown on a big outdoor screen on the Town Hall Square, there will be a drag queen show with the Lady Birds and a special production of Madame Butterfly. And we are eagerly waiting to see if Scorpions and Adam and the Ants agree to host a joint concert that evening.
More info on Oslo Culture Night here: https://www.visitoslo.com/no/hva-skjer/oslo-kulturnatt/