Drammen is a town outside of Oslo, and they have made a great effort in using culture actively to make the town a better place to live and visit. One of the things they have done is to revive and old industry area to make – among other things – a very good concert hall, plus an adjoining hotel. Another thing is the festival Working Class Hero. This coming weekend it will be arranged for the 13th time. Here are some pictures of the artists from the 2009 and 2012 festival while we are waiting for this year’s festival to begin. (Picture above: Donkeyboy from 2009)
The 2009 festival had Donkeboy, Motorpsycho, Knut Reiersrud, Noora Noor, Dum Dum Boys, El Caco, Shining, the Notodden Blues Revue and the Seatsniffers as the main artists.
This year’s festival is from May 30th to June 1st, and I will report from t after the weekend. The main artists this year are Judy Collins, Oslo Ess, Rita Eriksen, Morten Abel, Valkyrien Allstars and Ida Jenshus.
All pictures are © Per Ole Hagen and must not be used without written permission.