About Arctic Sounds

Arctic Sounds 2018: March 29th – April 2nd.

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.

2018 will be our 5 year anniversary, and we have great plans in the making.

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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Boat transfer from Nuuk, Maniitsoq, Kangaamiut t/r incl. special 2 day festival access:
Contact Arctic Umiaq Line, Nuuk – Erna Møller tlf. 34 91 94.


In 2018 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.

There’s also still a few open spots on Greenland Listening Room Retreat if you want to immerse yourself fully in the arts and craft of songwriting with fellow songwriters for 5 days.

Dates are: march 26th – april 2nd

Come join us for an unforgettable and productive time :)



Artist application

Booking for 2018 is closed. We still have room on our networking and cocreation program, NORDIC PLAYGROUNDS. Artists who would like to apply for the festival, and networkers, artists etc. who want to participate in NORDIC PLAYGROUNDS can send an email with all relevant information.


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