​Silvana Imam to Oslo Pride 2016

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2016 09:16 GMT

Oslo Pride presents the Swedish rap queen Silvana Imam as the headliner in Pride Park Friday June 24th 2016.

Silvana Imam has taken both Norway and Sweden by storm over the past year, and has lately received an array of prizes. In 2016 Imam was named “Artist of the year” at Grammis, becoming the first rap artist ever to receive this award in Sweden. Also, Imam were awarded “Guldmicken“ in 2016 – naming Imam the best live artist of the year.

Imam's family originates from both Syria and Lithuania, and this mix, while growing up in Sweden, makes the fundament for her music, Imam told SVT.se: “It is about being an outsider as a woman, being an immigrant, lesbian, and to grow up listening to both Nas, Fairuz and Håkan Hellström - I'm a fusion of all that”.

Silvana Imam has a new album “Naturkraft” coming out March 25th 2016, and this summer Oslo Pride is proud to present her at our main stage in Pride Park Friday June 24th.

Pride Park is Oslo Pride’s main people hub. It opens Wednesday June 22nd and closes Saturday June 25th.

Each year about 60,000 people pass through the gates at Pride Park. People from all over Norway, Scandinavia, Europe and the world enjoys the free shows, concerts, international DJs, queer exhibitions, parties and the bustling life in our Pride Park, situated in the middle of the city center in Oslo, Norway - Spikersuppa.

  • Oslo Pride is a ten day long pride (June 17th - June 26th)
  • It is free admission to our Pride Park (Open June 22nd - June 25th 2016).
  • Stay tuned, all event details will be realesed may 4th.

Oslo Pride presents the Swedish rap queen Silvana Imam as the headliner in Pride Park Friday June 24th 2016.

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​Searching for the official theme song 2016

Press releases   •   Oct 27, 2015 07:30 GMT

Some of the artists who have made the Oslo Pride anthem earlier years. Top from left: Tom Stereo (in 2008), Queentastic (in 2007), Bjorn Olav Edvardsen (2013). Under, from left: Tooji (in 2015) and Eskimo, feat. Maria Merete Trøen (in 2011). 

Welcome to OSLO PRIDE in 2016: From June 17 until June 26. Oslo Pride is a ten day long festival were we set human rights and lhbtiq issues on the agenda through art, culture, politics and parties.

Oslo Pride gets ready for pride in 2016 and is now searching for the artist to create the official theme song.

Oslo Pride invites to an open contest, where a independent jury in the end will select a winner.

The artist selected to create the theme song in 2016 will receive 15.000 NOK, about 1.600 Euro. In return the artist must commit to perform at least two times during the festival in June 2016.

The artist selected will get access to a fantastic Pride audience. There are few places one can find a better audience than in Pride Park in Spikersuppa, in the city center of Oslo, where there are over 50,000 persons who visits each year.

Practical information:

  • Send in a demo / song and text to event@oslopride.no.
  • Deadline for submission of entries is 1 February 2016.
  • The songs submitted can be inspired by the theme for Oslo Pride, which in 2016 is solidarity.
  • The winner will be published online March 1.
  • The finished song will be officially launched on Friday April 15
  • The artist(s) retains all rights and ownership, but commit to undertakes at least two performances during Oslo Pride 2016 (17th - 26th June)
  • A contract will be outlined and signed between Oslo Pride and the artist(s) who shall make and perform the Oslo Pride 2016 theme song before it officially will be declared the winner.  

Requirements:

  • The song must be under 4 minutes long.
  • The song must have vocals.
  • The artist (s) must be able to perform the song for Oslo prides audience twice during the festival period 17th - 26th June 2016.
  • The text of the song must not violate the values and purpose of Oslo Pride.
  • The song must not be previously published.

Questions? Please contact us at event@oslopride.no.

Check out all the former official Oslo Pride theme songs!

Welcome to OSLO PRIDE in 2016: From June 17 until June 26.

At our ten-day long festival we set human rights and lhbtiq issues on the agenda through art, culture, politics and parties.

Oslo Pride gets ready for pride in 2016 and is now searching for the artist to create the official theme song.

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Tooji - the Pussy Riot of Norway?

Press releases   •   Jun 11, 2015 20:51 BST

Music video promoting gay rights divides Norwegian society.

Faith, hope and love: But the greatest of these is love

Press releases   •   Jun 08, 2015 05:58 BST

Toojis is out and proud! With his new art video Tooji hopes to kickstart a debate making love between persons of the same sex to be seen as something beautiful in religion. “

The official Oslo Pride 2015 anthem released

Press releases   •   May 20, 2015 08:24 BST

Former eurovision star Tooji sings this year's official Oslo Pride anthem.

SexShooters and Duo RAW are ready for Oslo Pride

Press releases   •   May 20, 2015 07:40 BST

Oslo Pride gives you a double dose of muscles and music when the DJ duo SexShooters and Duo RAW are unleashed at The Oslo Pride 2015 Closing Party Saturday 27 June 2015.

EuroPride 2014: Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg opens Pride Park

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2014 18:38 BST

For the official opening of Pride Park on Wednesday, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg comes and gives the opening speech. On the main stage at Pride Park there will also be fantastic opening show with names like Linnea Dale, Bow to Each Other, Opera to the people and Hector Lopez on the poster.

Main street Oslo dressed for the EuroPride Party

News   •   Jun 23, 2014 15:50 BST

Today the main street of Oslo got dressed for the EuroPride party. Karl Johans gate is decorated with banners advertiseing our festival. In the pictures are real people from Oslo. Real people – real pride!

Workshop for journalists

News   •   Jun 17, 2014 07:29 BST

Turning the Page of Hate: How Journalists Can Combat Sexual Bias.

Max Zachs and the minister for Equality and Social Inclusion opens EuroPride 2014

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2014 09:38 BST

Max Zachs, one of Britiains most well known Trans people, known from the British TV series "My Transsexual Summer" headlines the official opening of EuroPride 2014 in Oslo, Norway.

At the official opening Zachs will be accompanied by Norway’s minister for Equality and Social Inclusion, Solveig Horne (in the picture), from the populist Progress party (Frp).

”I am happy and proud to attend the opening of Pride House and Euro Pride 2014 in Oslo,” says Norway’s Minister of Equality and Social Inclusion, Solveig Horne.

On Friday June 20th the annual EuroPride, this year hosted by Oslo Pride, officially opens with Pride House at the House of Literature in the capitol of Norway, Oslo.

”Pride House is a unique venue and the largest LGBT political workshop organized on a voluntary basis in Norway, with over 50 different debates, lectures and workshops. During EuroPride Pride House will set politics and human rights issues in an LGBT perspective on the agenda in Norway and Europe. It is important for me as Minister for Equality to promote the event and show that we in Norway take clear position and say that lgbt-rights are human rights,” says Horne.

It's about challenging ourselves and others
Pride House is organized by LLH Oslo and Akershus (LLH OA), the local branch of the Norwegian LGBT organisation. Pride House is organized together with Amnesty International Norway, as well as a number of other large and small organizations.

- Pride House is about challenging ourselves. Therefore we rejoice that the minister for equality will take part in the event and that she takes the opportunity to learn about the LGBTIQ-issues that Pride House puts on the agenda, says Kathrine Veland, leader of the Pride House-committee.

The chairperson of LLH OA, Hans Heen Sikkeland, says it great news that Horne and Max Zach finds their way to Pride House, which marks the beginning of the summer's biggest and most beautiful queer adventure in Oslo - EuroPride 2014.

Important signal
”Everything is ready for what will be the largest party in Oslo, after our national celebration on May 17th. The fact that Horne will open EuroPride and Pride House sends an important signal not only to all of us here at home, but also to politicians, activists and others who follow us throughout Europe. In contrast to the situation here in Norway, where there are continuous progress on LGBT rights, we see that LGBT rights in several European countries are in retreat, says Sikkeland.

At the official opening there will be entertainment by Max Zachs. Max is one of Britiains most well known Trans people, due in part to a role in Channel Four's hit TV Series 'My Transsexual Summer' and their regular appearances in the media and at LGBTQ events advocating for Transgender people. Nils Bech, Norway's perhaps most personal and distinctive musician and songwriter, also performs at the opening.

Facts about EuroPride in Oslo:

  • EuroPride held from 20 to 29 June 2014 in Oslo. 
  • In 2014, the Oslo Pride hosted EuroPride for the second time. The first time was in 2005, and since then, cities like London (2006), Madrid (2007), Stockholm (2008), Zurich (2009), Warsaw (2010), Rome (2011), London (World Pride 2012) and Marseille (2013) hosted Europride. 
  • When Oslo Pride hosts EuroPride in 2014, we build the festival around the three major events that all have free admission; Pride House, Pride Park and Pride parade. 
  • Key figures from Oslo Pride 2013 is 1400 visitors at Pride House (House of Literature), 40000 visitors in Pride Park (Town Hall Square) and 12,500 participants in the Pride parade. 
  • The official opening of Pride House and Euro Pride 2014 will take place in the auditorium Wergeland House of Literature, Friday 20 June. 
  • Pride Park is held in 2014 at City Hall Square in Oslo from June 25th to June 28th. 
  • The EuroPride parade takes place on Saturday 28 June. 
  • Check out the whole Pride House program
  • Check out all the events during the Euro Pride!


Oslo Pride is the largest Pride festival in Norway, and in 2014 we are the hosts of EuroPride.  

EuroPride in Oslo will be held from Friday 20th June to Sunday 29th June 2014. During our ten-day festival, we shall through art, culture, politics and parties set human rights and lhbtiq issues on the agenda. 


Max Zachs, one of Britiains most well known Trans people, known from the British TV series "My Transsexual Summer" headlines the official opening of EuroPride 2014 in Oslo, Norway. At the official opening Zachs will be accompanied by Norway’s minister for Equality and Social Inclusion, Solveig Horne (in the picture), from the populist Progress party (Frp).

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Sikkeland represents the owner of Oslo Pride, LLH Oslo and Akershus, the local branch of the Norwegian LGBT organisation.

About Oslo Pride

Oslo Pride 2015

Oslo Pride is the largest Pride festival in Norway. ​Oslo Pride is a ten day long festival.
The programme in 2015 consists of over 130 free events - debates, workshops and parties.

The three main pillars of the festival is:
1. Pride House (free entrance: the political arena at the House of Litterature June 19.-21)
2. Pride Park (free shows, conserts and more at Spikersuppa - in the middle of Oslo - June 24.-27)
3. Oslo Pride Parade (June 27th).

2.000 persons visited Pride House in 2014, 50.000 visited Pride Park and 20.000 marched in the parade.

Oslo Pride were the hosts of EuroPride 2014.

Address

  • Oslo Pride
  • Tollbugata 24
  • 0157 Oslo
  • Norway