Frozen People: Open Call

FROZEN PEOPLE is a festival of electronic music, northern art and wintry style. The event takes place on the frozen sea at Nallikari (Oulu) on the 2nd of March 2024 from 14:00 to 22:00. This free-to-enter festival is produced by Oulu Urban Culture and is part of the cultural program of the Oulu2026 European Capital of Culture. The organizers are now looking for enthusiastic artists to implement the art program.

The festival features electronic music artists and DJs. The organizers are looking for implementations that are not disturbed by the music being played at the festival. The artworks can be, for example, visual implementations, installations or participatory community art. This year the area will also have a second stage for performances requiring a sound system. The implementer can also be a self-taught artist or a DIY-oriented group.

It would be preferable if the artists could produce eco-friendly installations that will leave the area clean after the festival. The artwork must withstand windy, cold weather conditions and not cause danger to the audience. The work must be attached to the ice if the structure is light and it has a risk of falling over in a strong wind. The organizers will provide ice screws and cargo straps, which can be used to attach the work safely.

The open call ends on Sunday, the 14th of January 2024 at 4 pm.

You can find more information and the application form can be found at Oulu Urban Culture’s website.

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Frozen People – electronic music festival 4th March

Frozen People

Dance the frost away 4th March!

Frozen People is a festival of electronic music as well as northern arts and wintry style. The unique event defies the weather conditions in winter on the sea ice. The festival will take place on the 4th of March 2023 at Nallikari beach area in Oulu.

It’s time to start preparing for the most freezing event in Oulu: create your own arctic style, invite your friends and get ready to dance frost away!

Frozen People is part of the official culture program of the Oulu2026 – European Capital of Culture. Entry to the festival is free of charge.

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Frozen People | Oulu Urban Culture