Just a few days ago, musician and actor Emil Kárlsen played concerts to full houses in Reykjavik during the renowned Iceland Airwaves festival.

If you are in Iceland 1.-4. November, you can experience Sámi pop, traditional joik, and electronic music at the renowned Iceland Airwaves festival. This is part of a new collaboration with Iceland Airwaves and Europe's largest Indigenous People's festival, Riddu Riđđu festivála.

Two months ago, visitors from all over the world came to Kåfjord municipality in Nord-Troms to take part in Europe's largest Indigenous Peoples festival.

Today we mark that it has been 700 days since the Supreme Court ruled that the concessions for windmills at Fosen were granted in violation of the state's human rights obligations.⁠

Erle Bårdsdatter Sæther will be the new producer at Riddu Riđđu!
- Like coming home, says the 28-year-old.

If you have taken a look at Riddu Riđđu's program for 2023, you may have noticed something new: namely the conversation series Lávvosáhka, simply translated to The conversation in the lávvu.

Vårt Hav Troms og Finnmark/Naturvernforbundet in Troms og Finnmark with support from the Center against Marine Litter announces collaboration with Riddu Riđđu, Europe's largest indigenous festival. Vårt Hav.

Riddu Riđđu festivála's Indigenous film program marks its 20th anniversary this year. The Urfilm program has a tradition of highlighting Indigenous filmmakers and films with an Indigenous theme, often in short film format.

The band's male members have received permission from the Ukrainian government to go on an international tour, and now it is finally clear that the Ukrainian band Go_A will play at this year's Riddu Riđđu festivála.

This year's festival poster for Riddu Riđđu is created by Sámi artist Anders Sunna.

Europe's largest indigenous festival, which will be held this summer for the 32nd time in Olmmáivággi, spares no expense in today's artist release.

He has played for Queen Sonja of Norway during the opening of the Sámi pavilion at the Venice Biennale last year, and played for Riddu Riđđu's audience several times with other people's projects.

Chilean Ana Tijoux is a fearless and not least politically engaged Indigenous rapper. She has been named the best rapper in Spanish by The Rolling Stones magazine, and declared the most important Latin American rapper in an international context by Newsweek magazine.

The young artist of the year 2023 is filmmaker Mihkkal Hætta, 22, from Kautokeino. He cites David Lynch and Ingmar Bergman as sources of inspiration, and now wants to add a completely new genre to the ever-growing selection of Sámi films.


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


+ 47 971 39493


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