The 17th of February marks the start of Oslo’s by:Larm 2011, Scandinavia’s premier music industry convention and showcase festival.

The program is packed with exciting names from Norway and the Nordic countries. It contains nearly 50 handpicked Norwegian demo artists, over 30 exciting Scandinavian artists, about 20 folk-/jazz- and roots artists as well as 50 established Norwegian artists who bet on making it big abroad.

The full live programme can be found here.

True to tradition, by:LArm offers a varied and strong seminar programme.

The nominees for the 2011 Statoil Scholarship have also been announced.

Harrys Gym, Ulver, Ost & Kjex, Kvelertak, Montee, 120 Days, Jenny Hval, Lukestar and I Was A King are all contenders for the NOK 1m grant.

Music For the Weekend has a tailored playlist for the upcoming festival – check it out here.

Featuring 400 concerts and 180 artists on 25 stages in the middle of Oslo’s city centre, the festival pledges to give everyone who comes loads of amazing concert experience!sd
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