Main programme

A festival programme filled to the brim with outdoor concerts and performances! Artists from Norway and around the world meet in a staggering programme in the town hall square in Jessheim. Free entry and open to everyone.

Friday, 25. August 2023

19:00 - 20:00

US Orchestra (Kyiv)

Concert in Blackbox

Ukrainian folk music

Saturday, 26. August 2023

11:00 - 11:10

Welcome w/ mayor Eyvind J Schumacher

on stage 1

Welcome to the 5th. Global Gathering Festival Jessheim

11:10 - 11:40


Concert on stage 1

Flamencura offers deep-diving into the Spanish culture and the world of flamenco, inviting the audience to get carried away by brilliant guitar playing and catchy rhythms.

11:40 - 12:00

”Bølingen” + “Ullensaker spelemannslag”

Concert on stage 2

“Bølingen” + “Ullensaker spelemannslag” in ensemble, presenting Norwegian folk music and folk dance.

12:00 - 12:30

Célio Carvalho and Vera Regina Americo with The Husbands

Concert on stage 1

Our own local house-band with Brazilian guests and groove.

12:30 - 12:50

Move & Groove

Concert on stage 2

Move & Groove with “Ullensaker kulturskole” and Thulani Mulakali, offering rhythms from South-Africa. This is a presentation of the result of the workshop “Move & Groove”.

12:50 - 13:30

Raga Blues

Concert on stage 1

Raga Blues presents South-Indian/Tamil-inspired music from Sri Lanka, merged with European jazzy sounds.

13:30 - 13:50

Rainbow Band

Concert on stage 2

A colourful group from Iran and Romania living in Jessheim, where this band was formed in conjunction with an earlier Global Gathering Festival.

13:50 - 14:30

Stian Carstensen & HORTA

Concert on stage 1

Stian Carstensen & HORTA perform old Romani-songs in a spontaneous, unfiltered way.

14:30 - 14:40

Elena Dyachenko w/chorus

Concert on stage 2

Ukrainian musician, singer, and choir-conductor living in Jessheim, who together with a choir offers titbits of Ukrainian folk music.

14:40 - 15:00

Showing of traditional costumes

Catwalk on stage 2

For the first time, traditional costumes from different countries will be shown at Global Gathering Festival.

15:00 - 15:45


Concert on stage 1

An exciting combination of Nordic jazz and Indian raga with evocative improvisations and complex rhythms.

15:45 - 16:00

Svilen Konac

Dance performance on stage 2

Serbian dance group established in Ullensaker.

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