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The annual general assembly for Riddu Riđđu Festivála AS took place on the 27th of june 2020.

We are proud to present Emil and Lavré in concert Friday June 5th from Center of Northern Peoples. The concert is the first in the Sámi concert series Stream Sápmi, a collaborative effort between Riddu Riđđu Festival and Center of Northern Peoples.

Dear Riddu Riđđu friends,

Riddu Riđđu 2020 is cancelled. Today the Norwegian government decided that the ban on gatherings with over 500 people will be continued till September 1st.

A lot has happened lately and the coronavirus has a huge impact on our daily lives. Life and health are most important, but we also know that many people in the arts are struggling now.

This conference focuses on the peak of Euro-American imperialism in the Western Arctic between about 1789 and 1914. By putting perspectives and experiences of marginalized beings in the centre, we look at the possibilities of rewriting the dominant history of this time period.

At Riddu Riđđu everyone should have a good time; both the little ones and the grown-ups!  

Each year, Riddu Riđđu invites an indigenous people to the festival, as The Northern People of the Year. The festival finds it important to create meeting places for indigenous people and to give indigenous people a platform from which they can tell their own stories.

Are you between 15 and 25 years old and want to meet other indigenous youth? Do you want to learn more about yoik and protest art? Want to see cool concerts? - Join Riddu Nuorat, Riddu Riđđu's own youth program!

Now you can apply for a marketplace on the Riddu market in 2019!

We do not want to sell mass-produced goods on our market, our market has a clear Sami and indigenous profile with crafts, duodjii of various kinds.

The press is most welcome to the Riddu Riđđu festival! Now you can apply for accreditation for this year's festival.

More info and application form HERE.


Wiyaala, which means “the doer” in her local Sissala dialect, is from Funsi, an African village in the Upper West Region of Ghana close to the borders of Burkina Faso and Cote D’Ivoire.

The Riddu Riđđu festival has brought together three generations of female indigenous stars: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tanya Tagaq and Maxida Märak. Together they will compose this year’s commissioned concert.  


Riddu Riđđu Festivála, Center for Northern people, NO-9144 Samuelsberg, Norway


+ 47 971 39493


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Booking requests: *All program/booking inquiries to Riddu Riđđu 2020, should content LIVE videos and information regarding any Indigenous perspective. 

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