Ultima is the premiere contemporary music festival in the Nordic region. The festival became a designated “knutepunkt” (cultural hub) in 2006 and is supported by the Arts Council Norway and Oslo City Council. Ultima is a foundation with 17 members, all of them professional cultural institutions or organisations.
The festival takes place during September and is staged at venues all around Oslo. Our events are staged both in large, established venues such as the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Oslo Concert Hall and the University of Oslo’s Great Hall as well as in small clubs, shop premises, industrial premises, museums, schools and outdoors.
In addition to concerts, installations and other artistic events the festival includes an academy (Ultima Academy) with public lectures, performance analysis, film screenings, interpretation and study workshops, as well as a program for high-school students (Ultima Remake) and a festival for and by children (Ultima Children's Day - BUD).