The participating groups

The Karlsøy Festival has always been a festival for people who want to contribute and participate. Now we will refine the collective elements even more and focus on organizing groups and activities for participants. 

We want to create a vibrant meeting place where committed people and activists can learn, play and create together during the week. We will be an arena where it is possible to realize oneself and one's expression together with the other participants. 

ANY are participants and pay one price (NOK 500) for the whole week which includes simple breakfast and dinner in addition to all activities, concerts and other experiences.

The entrance to the festival


Make everyone who comes to the island feel welcome! At the gate, in the office and all around. In this group, you help to provide information about ferry routes or bar rules, take care of the participants in various ways and arrange the breakfasts and general meetings. 

You can also be used as a potato in this group, so if you are ready for a bit of everything - welcome to the group!

Program group

Do you want to contribute or help facilitate the program? Maybe you play in a band, have a work of art you want to create or maybe there is something you want to teach or talk about that is in line with the Karlsøy Festival's theme? Join in creating a meaningful program for everyone at the festival!

Kitchen and dining

In the kitchen and serving group, we prepare good food together with skilled people from the best ingredients available. In this group we also collect some of the good growth that is found on the island. And this will be food both for the communal meals and for sale. In addition, someone has to sell food in the evening during the hours the sale lasts.

Unger Photo: Succa

Children's group

Do you want to help create fun days for children, with cooking, activities and fun things happening? In this group you can get creative, put color and patterns on the area with the kids, paint tickets and do lots of other fun

Old and young technician


If you light up when you hear things like XLR, CAT-6 and HDMI then this group is for you. Technical group is responsible for sound, light and network on the festival site and the rest of the island. Do you want to hang out with Kimba and Rune and arrange concerts at Zapatista bar, Lillescena and Storscena? Then this is the group for you!

Caretaker and practical

We have to make places to shelter from the rain, to set up lavvos where people can sleep and pick up trees that will stay for the bonfires.

If you like to build, fix and be practical, you like to be out and work with your hand and body - then join this group!


A nice group for you who have a car, boat or tractor, and like and drive. We need help with transport from Tromsø to Karlsøya, in addition to transporting people and goods on the island.

Environment and cleaning

In this group you can help to arrange a good environment for all of us. The festival house needs a wash once in a while. In addition, we need people to think about how we take care of nature on the island. 

Do you have ideas on how we can facilitate that as many people as possible are as environmentally friendly as possible? Then we will be happy if you sign up for this group.

Marketing and information

In this group, you can help devise media stunts and help promote the festival in fun ways. The group is also responsible for social media, website and info posters. We will also broadcast Karlsøya TV. This group is for you who have imagination, creativity and some knowledge of what is the best way and to reach out to people.


Join us around Karlsøya's cool home and tidy up, clean up and arrange for artists and others who will live in the house. Those who stay have also used to meet the overnight guests on the ferry.

Even those who have the cool homes and want to open them to guests, can join this group.

ticket girls

Welcome to the Host Group!

The host group can in many ways be called the "brain" of the festival.