Nordic Fringe Network

The Nordic Fringe Network (NFN) is a collaboration of several Fringe festivals in the Nordic countries. The network was launched in 2017 and includes Fringe festivals in Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden as of 2018, with more expected to join in the future.

The network offers artists the chance to tour their shows between the Nordic countries, through one joined open call. It also offers Fringe organisers a chance to exchange ideas and learn from one another through regular meet-ups.

Nordic Fringe organisers try their best to attend each others festivals, and act as jury members during their stay. This also means that artists get a great opportunity to network with foreign festival organisers and industry professionals at each festival.

NFN aims to simplify systems and provide economical touring opportunities for artists applying to one or more of the Fringe festivals in the Nordic region. NFN also serves as a support system for other organisations wanting to establish Fringe festivals in their regions.

The 3rd annual Nordic Fringe Network (NFN) touring circuit ARTiST CALL is now OPEN!

Since its 2017 launch our network has expanded to a whopping seven festivals! 2019 brings two event clusters in May and September and one satellite event in Reykjavík in July.

Pick one, pick two, pick all seven and get your work seen across the Nordic countries!

The circuit starts in Finland and Lithuania in the spring and wraps up in Norway at the start of the fall.  


Got questions about the network?

The Stockholm Fringe (STOFF!) team are the network coordinators. You can reach them nearly 24/7 via 
or via Facebook: 

Alternatively you can e-mail the network coordinator:


fin fringe (finland)

Fin Fringe takes place for the first time in 2019. The festival takes place from 10-12 May in the city of Turku, Finland.


zagare fringe (Lithuania)

Zagare Fringe in Lithuania first took place in 2017, so 2019 marks its third year. It takes place from 10-12 May 2019.


gothenburg fringe festival (Sweden)

2019 marks the 4th year that Gothenburg Fringe Festival on Sweden’s west coast takes place. The dates are 28 August - 2 September.


Stockholm Fringe Festival (Sweden)

The longest running Nordic Fringe festival is STOFF! that celebrates its ten year anniversary in 2019, with an all female identifying work. The festival runs from 3-7 September.


Lahti Fringe Festival (Finland)

Lahti Fringe Festival takes place from 4 - 7 September 2019, and will this be the festival’s second edition.


Bergen Fringe Festival (Norway)

Bergen opens its doors for the third time from 5 – 8 September 2019.