Sunday, April 3, 2011

Information in English

My name is Terje Steinsrud and together with members from the Norwegian Dylanology Society, I’m the creator and founder of the Dylan Festival in Norway. We are located between Oslo and Bergen, Beitostolen is a well know tourist and skiing resort and is situated at the foot of the Jotunheimen National Park.

2013 will be the 10th year we arrange the Dylanfestival. The festival is a get together of people from all over Norway; (people from Scandinavia and some European countries also attend) who have a keen interest in Bob Dylan, his music, lyrics as well as his view on America and its place in history.

The festival is a get together of Dylan fans who read and study Dylan’s lyrics, we have photo exhibitions from well know photographers who has followed Bob Dylan, we feature film and video with Dylan and his work, and not the least, we have artist from Norway and abroad who perform their versions of Dylan’s songs and lyrics. From the international list of artists, I would like to mention Elliott Murphy from USA and Olivier Durand from France.

The festival is growing every year, even with a limited budget, we aim to try to get artists and people to come and enjoy the forum, the get together of man and women alike who share an interest in Bob Dylan and his art work.

Tom Roger Aadland Band

Singer and songwriter Tom Roger Aadland has rewritten the songs from Bob Dylan's legendary album "Blood On The Tracks" from 1975. The CD "Blod på Spora' was released on CD in the autumn of 2009. Now he is ready to present this for a Norwegian audience at Dylan Festival 4 September.
During the concert there will be the world premiere of the song "Opp til meg" (Up to me) that never came with the CD or in concert last year.


Havard Rem (b. 1959) made his debut as a writer in 1977 with 'Kall på heltene” His book 'Selected poems' has been published in Norwegian (1996), Arabic (2000) and Russian (2003). Rem's poems and lyrics has been made into songs by artists like Gulli Briem (Mezzoforte) Kverndokk, a-ha, Morten Harket, Kaizers Orchestra, Vamp, Silje Nergaard and Ørkenkjøtt.
Rem has written autobiographical books about Bob Dylan, Erik Mykland, Aril Edvardsen, Tor Erling Staff, and Bjarte Baasland. He has published books of travel in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
His re-poems projections of Bob Dylan, Hank Williams and Leonard Cohen is released on disc. His re-poems of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and musicals as Rent og Spring Awakening is set up on the country's biggest stages. Earlier this year, Rem published the book “Innfødte skrik” ("Native scream”) Norwegian black metal '.