What is Ultima?

Ultima celebrates contemporary music in the heart of Oslo – the music capital of Scandinavia!

With a richly diverse programme lasting for more than ten days (15–24 September), Ultima consists of over 60 events, with everything from concerts, dance, theatre, and art installations, to activities for kids and teenagers, talks and podcasts.

You can experience the dazzling diversity of cutting edge music at venues across the whole city, both indoors and out. Whether you’re a committed music lover or curious to discover more about modern music, Ultima has something for you. Welcome to a world of new music and sound!

In 2022 the 31st edition of Ultima Festival of Contemporary Music rolls out across Oslo. Norwegian and international composers, performers and artists all play their part in making Ultima one of the world’s biggest festivals of its kind.