Her Majesty the Queen will be present during the opening concert monday July 8th at 08.00pm

Photo: Jørgen Gomnæs/Det kongelige hoff

We had the pleasure and honor of having the Queen present at two concerts in 2017, and we saw that this gave us great attention and recognition. It was then very natural for us to invite the Queen to this year’s anniversary festival.

The Royal Castle have confirmed that the Queen will open the festival officially during the opening concert in Lofoten Kulturhus in Svolvær, Monday July 8th at 08:00pm. She will also be present during the concert. The opening concert is a celebration concert that presents the artists, all of whom are at a high international level.

– We are very pleased with this. Having the royal house represented is a great honor for all of us who organize the festival. It will inspire the artists, but also most people in the region a pride in the status the festival now has, says general manager Knut Kirkesæther.

For safety reasons, the audience must be in place in advance of her arrival, no later than 07.50pm. The doors will then be closed. Information will be sent out to everyone who has pre-booked the concert online.

Dronning Sonja at the final concert 2017 (photo: Tom Helstad/Lofoten International Chambermusic Festival)