Extreme Sports Week, Norway

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Extreme Sports Week (Ekstremsportveko) is the biggest sport and music festival of its kind, and is hosted every year in Voss, Western Norway. It hosts competitions in kayaking, rafting, mtb-bmx, kiting, skydiving, paragliding, hang gliding, multisport, freeride, big air, climbing, BASE and long boarding.

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For one whole week national and international athletes compete and challenge themselves in the elements. While sports are often the main focus, during the last three days of the festival well-known musicians both from Norway and abroad set the stage on fire. If you want to see some absolutely hair-raising crazy stunts then you’ve gotta make your way to Norway this summer.

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BASE, mountain and bmx, kiting, para and hanggliding, multisport, big air, longboarding, kayaking, rafting and skydiving were just some of the Ekstremsportveko (Extreme Sports Week, Norway) events this June in Voss, Western Norway. It’s the biggest extreme sport and music festival of its kind in the world and it’s independent, non-profit and non-affiliated so the chances of it going ‘luxury tour’ are pretty slim. You missed it this year but Ekstremsportveko is almost completely run by volunteers and in 2014 it needs 3-400 willing bodies to help out – work just 3 shifts and get a Free Week Pass to the entire festival.

Norway got Kaizers Orchestra, Sweden got Hoffmaestro. If it does not ring a bell when you hear the name, the band might give you a big surprise in June this year! The comparisons with Kaizers might have been used too many times, but Hoffmaestro gives the same energy, amusement and musical creativity as our Norwegian friends.

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With the mix of ska, punk, funk, electronica and bluegrass, the band differs greatly into what would otherwise dominate the current sound, not least from what Swedish music is best known of today; Swedish House Mafia and Avicii. When Hoffmaestro enters the stage at Ekstremsportveko with its 11 band members you can expect a LIVE show, as a live show should be. The organizers promise that you will be taken by their energy that will last the whole night through!

“Few other bands can match Hoffmaestro when it comes to enthusiasm, energy on stage and not least the ability to get the audiences blood pumping. If you are only going to one concert this year, this is definitely the ONE”, booking manager Gaute Haaversen–Westhassel adds.

This will be the first time Hoffmaestro performs in Voss, but they have previously sold out gigs in several Norwegian cities.