Skip to main content

Norway's Stavern Festival has come a long way since its 2001 inception, when it hosted just 175 attendees.

Since then, the event has mushroomed into a bona fide music festival, inviting 75,000 ravers to the capacious Larvik Golf Arena to indulge in three days of dance, pop and rock music hedonism. This year's edition will feature performances by electronic music stars Major Lazer, Madeon, ACRAZE and many more.

With Stavern kicking off in just one day, we've put together a handy insider's guide so you can make the most out of your festival experience this year.

Stavern Festival dates and tickets

Stavern is scheduled for July 7-9 at the Larvik Golf Arena in Norway. The address to plug into your navigation app is: Stavernsveien 232, 3267 Larvik, Norway.

You can purchase last-minute tickets here.

Stavern Festival 2022 lineup

The organizers of Stavern Festival have long been celebrated for booking eclectic lineups year in and year out. 2022 is no different.

In addition to the lineup's electronic music artists, Stavern boasts performances by Cardi B, The Kid LAROI, girl in red, Clairo, James Arthur and many more.

Stavern Festival 2022 set times


Stavern Festival silent disco

Stavern organizers joined forces with Pepsi Max to present a silent disco that goes deep into each night. It's a perfect way to get in touch with your inner zen after moshing or belting out lyrics from your favorite performers.

Night ride on the ferris wheel

The festival grounds will have a giant ferris wheel for attendees to enjoy day and night. While most take advantage of it during the day, organizers recommend a ride at night. 

Sitting atop when the beat drops, watching 25,000 people move as one as lasers and pyrotechnics go off, is quite the experience.


To mosh or not to mosh?

The Stavern crowd is notorious for being one of Norway's most hyped. You can expect spirited parties at moshpits even at the sets of the festival's indie performers. Get in front of the stage early if you want to join in on the action—otherwise it's best to stay along the sides of the crowd or in the back.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles


One Dead, Dozens Injured After Stage Collapses at Spanish EDM Festival

Sources say Medusa experienced "strong gusts of wind" that led to the death of a 22-year-old man after part of the festival's main stage collapsed.


Look Inside SOMA Tent, the Best Dancefloor at Outside Lands 2022

In a "festival full of festivals," the vibes at the SOMA Tent were as irresistible as they were untamed.


Hardwell Opens Up About His Soul-Stirring Road to Reinvention: "It Feels Way More Like Freedom"

A candid interview with Hardwell, who is creating, performing and living on his own terms after over a decade in electronic dance music.


Arrival to Stavern Festival

Organizers recommend you pick up your wristband prior to the festival, allowing you to avoid the entry queue—which can get long—and head straight to security checkin area.

17-19 on Thursday is peak arrival time, so leave the pre-party an hour earlier and you should be good to go. 

Stavern Festival 2022 camping

Stavern Festival is beloved for its intimate camping experience. If you want to really immerse yourself in the vibrant Stavern community, camping is a must. Attendees play volleyball under the sun, enjoy local eats and so much more.

Find out more information and purchase camping passes here.


Camp Stavern map

Party in the garden

Stavern's lush garden parties are a hidden secret among locals living nearby the festival.

The organizers' advice is to set your Tinder location to Stavern beforehand in order to receive an invitation to one of these intimate gatherings.

Stavern Festival food

This festival is known to have some of the best eats you can find in the country.

In addition to the typical pizza, burgers, tacos, kebabs and burritos, Stavern offers an incredible baked potato, which organizers tell us is a crowd favorite and always ends up as one of the top three most-sold foods. They also recommend the Norwegian waffles, which are thinner and softer than their Belgian counterparts—a perfect snack to enjoy on the go.

You can also grab some delicious falafel at Hiams, a local favorite.





Stavern Festival Celebrates 20 Years of Pushing the Music Festival Envelope In Norway

The three-day festival is returning July 7-9 with headlining performances from Cardi B, The Kid LAROI, Major Lazer and more.

CloZee Tomas Morgan

An Insider’s Guide to Sacred Acre Festival 2022

With Sacred Acre approaching, we compiled everything you need to know for a memorable festival experience.


Giveaway: Win VIP Tickets to Norway’s Stavern Festival 2022 With Madeon, Major Lazer, More is teaming up with Stavern to provide two lucky winners with an all-inclusive festival experience.


Major Lazer, Madeon, ACRAZE and More to Perform at Norway’s Stavern Festival 2022

Cardi B and The Kid LAROI have been confirmed as headliners, among others.


An Insider's Guide to Wicked Woods Music Festival 2022

With Wicked Woods 2022 just around the corner, it's time to make sure you're ready for the reunion.

Bass Coast Radio Stage 2019

An Insider's Guide to Bass Coast Music and Art Festival 2022

Ahead of Bass Coast's long-awaited return, has put together a handy insider's guide for a memorable festival experience.

untold festival

UNTOLD Festival Adds Hardwell to Stellar 2022 Lineup

Alok, Lost Frequencies, Vini Vici and more will also join the 2022 edition of UNTOLD, one of Europe's most beloved electronic music festivals.

interstellar music festival

Interstellar Music Festival Announces Move to Kentucky Speedway In 2022

Tickets to Interstellar's 2022 edition are on sale now.