In the beginning God created Rock''n Roll...... in 2006 Kongsberg in Norway Siggen created his club "Siggen's Hardrock Aften".

He hosted 3 partys every year for faithful metal headz that had fun and enjoyed good music.



Every party was special because the theme was that only one year got presented at each party. He presented the band very well, with a full bio. Sometimes video was shown and other times just the music. He let us discover many different artists.

It got very popular, from a few friends, in the beginning, it grew to over 50 regulars, and over the past 15 years over 160 people have visited the party, shared music, eat a lot of pizza, and drink a "few" beer.

Oslo Hardrock Festival is based on the idea' of Siggens Hardrock Aften and we would like to thank him for the inspiration.

Oslo Hardrock Festival
Oslo Hardrock Festival is mostly based on voluntary work from dedicated people "For The Love Of Metal" that is why less money goes to an administration. That is why we can have great bands on stage and make this festival special. And give you something that no other festival has, that is why we call it "A Festival With a Twist" come and you will see.



The vision - concept
The festival and the vision behind Oslo Hardrock Festival is to bring bands that have not played in Norway or in Oslo before.
And all supported by good old bands that have not been in Norway or Oslo for a very long time

Mystic Prophecy has its 20th Anniversary and has never been in Norway before, so they have an anniversary and a first time in Oslo.

And we try to have as many female-fronted artists as possible, and in 2022 we had 3 Metal Queens on stage at "A Magical Evening". That was Kalidia (IT), Eleine (SE), and Confidential (NO), no other festival in Norway can compare with this.

We want to be an inspiration for Norwegian bands because it's not too many of those with female singers. We got the inspiration from the European "Female Metal Voices Tour" and wanted to make our own because the Norwegian metal heads need it.


At our SUMMER METAL FEST 2022 we have METALITE which comes to Norway for the very first time with BLODMSAK which has its 10th Anniversary and will present new songs. And of course the metal division MYSTIC PROPHECY with 20 years in the name of metal, and first time in Oslo.


So our festival stands out from the others, many of those you see today are only focused on a few large bands and think only about how to attract most people, we do it differently because we are innovative.


Dårlige Venner (Bad friends) Podkast, here you get some good information about our vision and background history..
Who is behind the festival? There are five dedicated people behind, with many helpers, but the one that has the responsibility for Oslo Hardrock Festival is Dag Hoestland.
A metal head in the mid 80''s and still are, he has the passion like many others for hardrock and heavy metal.

"Hosted two radio show"

In the early 90''s he hosted two Heavy Metal Shows on Norwegian Radio, first was High Voltage on Topp Radio, and Firehouse on Storbyradioen-Oslo.
In meanwhile he was the lead singer in the Norwegian metal band named "Massakrerte Sjeler" (Massacred Souls). And that did not get unnoticed, they participate in the Norwegian Rock Contest, and went on the 6th place in the Oslo final, and they introduced the Sami Joik on stage on back up choir. The band never released a demo or album.

It's summer, but winter is coming soon, and we wish you all a nice Winter Metal Fest 2022, see you there.

Crew @OHF2021