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​Searching for the official theme song 2016

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
  • 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.  


  • 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

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.

Press contacts

Petter Ruud-Johansen

Petter Ruud-Johansen

Press contact Information Officer + 47 45000641

Hans Heen Sikkeland

Press contact Chairperson LLH Oslo and Akershus (ovner) +47 92800215

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.

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