Arctic Sounds 2022

14. – 18. april


What is Arctic Sounds?

  • An annual music festival in Sisimiut, Greenland showcasing original artists from the Nordic countries (Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Åland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) as well as artists from Inuit Nunaat (Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut).
  • A framework for co-creation, collaboration, mutual inspiration, networking, talks and meetings under the headline NORDIC PLAYGROUNDS. The philosophy is based on a playful approach to serious work.
  • A unique opportunity to experience the breathtaking Greenlandic landscapes and the people inhabiting it. Arctic Sounds offers exclusive dogsledding, snowmobiling, skiing and sailing trips in collaboration with local outfitters and tour operators for festival guests, artists and network collaborators alike.
  • A warm and welcoming atmosphere, and a laid back attitude to the ever-changing conditions of nature and its power over the day-to-day conduction of the festival.
  • A passionate and committed non-profit volunteer driven organisation that works tirelessly around the clock to provide the best possible experience for all visitors.
  • A comprehensive program for development of skills and encouragement of education within the field of culture among our volunteers.
  • An organization bridging the gap between Greenland and the other Nordic countries to strengthen interest for Greenlandic music in the world through focused network building and information on what’s happening in the Greenlandic music scene.

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

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Nordic Playgrounds is a collection of activities that strive to balance a playful approach to serious collaboration with targeted social events and network meetings.

In 2022 we feature playgrounds in these fields: 

  • Network development
  • Recording and music production
  • Language, identity and culture (talks, conversations and panels)
  • Music and the media
  • Songwriting / co-writing
  • Performance
  • Fundraising
  • Event management
  • a.o.

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

Dates are: 7. – 16. april 2022 

Come join us for an unforgettable and productive time.



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Venues at Arctic Sounds Festival

Main Venues

School of Rocks
GL School of Minerals & Petroleum
Taseq amitsoq

Nalunnguarfimmut 7

Sarfaq Ittuk
Sisimiut new harbour


Imaneq 21
3900 Nuuk

Pub Raaja
Nikkorsuit 4

Karl Siverthsenip aqq.

Solbakken ski centre

Siimuup Aqqutaa 32

Bethel’s Church
Jukkorsuup aqq. 6

Arctic Sounds Festival Sponsors

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

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