Umesámi pop queen to Riddu Riđđu

Riddu Riđđu is Europe's largest Indigenous Peoples festival and has big plans for its audience in 2023. Umesámi Katarina Barruk has made a name for herself as an artist far beyond Sápmi's borders with her atmospheric pop music. She has also played for Riddu Riđđu's audience several times. Today, the pop sensation releases her long-awaited second studio album "Ruhttuo". To celebrate the album release, Riddu Riđđu is excited to announce that Barruk will be on the festival's main stage next summer.

Award-winning Katarina Barruk from Storuman and Gardfjäll in Sápmi has toured Europe for the past 10 years and garnered rave reviews for her performances. In 2020, she received the prestigious "SKAP's Kulturbärarpris" in Sweden for her music. Barruk's voice is clear, and the artist has a presence on stage that shines with authority and vulnerability at the same time. She sings in her mother tongue Umesámi, which is on UNESCO's red list of endangered languages. Barruk's music is a mixture of pop, traditional joik and improvised elements.

Festival leader Sajje Solbakk is proud to announce the release:

- We are so proud to announce that Katarina Barruk will be coming to Riddu Riđđu in 2023. Seeing her with her talented band on stage is something I wish everyone to experience in their lifetime. We are so happy for our fantastic audience! This will be awesome!

The festival has already announced that Manne, Herman Rundberg's magnificent solo project, will have its world premiere at the festival in 2023. Tickets on sale HERE.