About Arctic Sounds

Arctic Sounds 2019: April 18th – 22nd, with NORDIC PLAYGROUNDS starting on april 12th.

THANK YOU for an amazing Arctic Sounds 2018! We are already working hard on Arctic Sounds 2019, and are open for applications!

Arctic Sounds is an annual music festival in Sisimiut, Greenland. We present artists from the nordic countries (Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Åland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) as well as artists from Inuit Nunangat (Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut). The main focus when booking is ‘songwriting’ in the broadest sense of the word.

We are looking forward to welcoming both artists, network- and co-creation partners, guests and audience for another awesome Arctic Sounds festival!

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In 2019 we feature playgrounds and cocreation activities in these fields:

Network development

Recording and music production

Electronic music

Music and the media

Songwriting / co-writing



Event management


There will also be excellent opportunities for getting out in the back country by snowmobile or dogsled and experience the extraordinary greenlandic nature firsthand.

Come join us for an unforgettable and productive time :)



Artist application

Booking for 2019 is OPEN! Please send an email with all relevant information.


A million thanks to our sponsors, without whom none of this would be possible: