For artists and performers

Information for artists during Ultima

Festival hotel – and how to get there

Our festival hotel is Comfort Hotel Grand Central. Visiting artists and delegates will be accommodated here during the festival. The hotel is situated centrally, in the Østbanehallen. The simplest and quickest way to get from Oslo Airport to the city centre is with the Flytoget (Airport Express train) to and from Oslo Gardermoen Airport. The hotel is just a few minutes walk from the platform and you can walk to the hotel entrance from there. If you would like to be met by one of our volunteers, please let us know well in advance.

Comfort Hotel Grand Central
Address: Jernbanetorget 1, Østbanehallen, 0154 Oslo, Norway
Telephone: +47 22 98 28 00

Billing Information

Invoices should be sent via email to: after the project is completed.
Ultima organization/VAT number: 990 703 043
Invoice address:
Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival / Ultimafestivalen
c/o Sentralen
Pb 183 Sentrum
0102 Oslo, Norway

Festival office
Ultima’s office is in the Sentralen building in central Oslo, approximately 5 minutes walk from the hotel. The address is Øvre Slottsgate 3, 0157 Oslo. Opening times during the festival are daily 10.00 – 18. 00.

Event tickets
Ultima doesn’t issue festival passes, so you need a ticket for each individual event. The number of free tickets to each concert is specified in your contract. Beyond that, there is no guest list. Artists get discounted tickets for a range of concerts. Please contact before 6 September to be issued with a discount code.

Concert venues
The festival takes place in venues all over Oslo. Ultima’s events happen at big established arenas, small clubs, commercial and industrial spaces, museums, schools and even outdoors. Information about your venue can be found in the production plan.

Each venue will have its own producer from Ultima who will be able to answer any question relating to the production. You will also find the festival’s volunteers and staff, who are there to help out with everything from travel arrangements to insider tips on what to do in Oslo.

Food and hospitality
Ultima does not provide meals – all fees are assumed to include a per diem. But we will generally provide simple refreshments such as coffee, tea, fruit and biscuits at many of our venues. The city also has many good cafes and restaurants. Ask one of our volunteers for tips.

We encourage artists to make use of public transport to get to and from the festival venues. Ultima does not have its own private transport facility. If you have equipment that needs transporting, our transport coordinator must be informed by email [ADDRESS] before 15 August.

Reporting harrassment and discrimination
A form can be filled out anonymously her

Programme proposals

If you want to contribute artistically, submit your programme proposals to
As we get many application inquiries we ask for your understanding that it may take some time to get answer.

What we expect from your proposal:

  • Project description (max 500 words/3000 characters)
  • Venue requirement
  • Budget proposal in PDF or Excel
  • Technical rider
  • Images
  • Links to video and/or audio

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