Insomnia is a festival for innovative electronic music – which means music created with electronic contraptions. The creative process within the genre is as varied as the music itself, and the festival hopes to display a wide variety of it.
The Festival also combines new, innovative music with new technology and design through public seminars during the festival. It takes shape through live concerts, dj/club events, seminar, exhibitions, performance, installations and debates. Our venues vary from Tromsø’s beautiful old cinema, Verdensteatret and the student house Driv which used to be the old youth house Brygga, where artists like Bel Canto, Röyksopp and Rune Lindbæk started their careers.
The festival has its base in Tromsø as the city was Norway’s capital of house and techno when the genre first emerged.