Article: “Fy fela, what a Party!” Nannestad. June 10th 2012

Article published on 10.6.2012

Text and photos by Hege Høst. Link to original article here. Link to the photo-series from the article here

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Sara Anja & Marianne Saietz. English revision by Anni Jowett

Photo: Singalong without borders. Alexander Rybak and Katrine Moholt hosted the show and were accompanied by the bands Trio and The Fluxx.

Fy fela (Fiddle), what a Party!

Nannestad: During the festival days this weekend, there was a record number of participants and thousands of visitors, which caused the mobile network to periodically collapse .

Saturday there was heavy rain at the festival area, but festival leader, Espen Brekke, was still very happy.
– “The event has never been as big as this year with so many sales stands and participants. There were a lot of visitors on Friday, and today is good too, despite the rain. We hope for the sun to shine again in the evening when Alexander Rybak and Kathrine Moholt take to the stage”.

Celebrated finishing the exam

Saturday evening brought nice weather and good mood back in front of the main stage at the festival area, where Rybak and Kathrine Moholt invited people to “Sing-along without borders”.

– “It is so nice to be back here in Nannestad, and I feel a bit like being on homeground”, Rybak said, who also took the opportunity to let himself loose and celebrate his recent exam sucess.
– “I got an A, so now I can just celebrate and relax. Therefore it has been a pleasure to be here today and to be able to play without the exam nerves that I had earlier this week”, Rybak said backstage.
Earlier that day, he had also arranged a seminar, where a large group of happy kids and youngsters were rehearsing songs, which they performed together with Rybak at the stage show Saturday evening.
– “Now I just have to remember the lyrics”, he said just before going on stage.

Photo above and below: Charmed the Festival-audience. Katrine Moholt and Alexander Rybak got the audience to join on singalong of the Prøysen-song about Jørgen Hattemaker.

Photo: Its Showtime! Rybak had rehearsed for the evenings performance together with the children, earlier in the day.

Relieved festival leader.

While Rybak was looking for the song lyrics, Kathrine Moholt had everything under control, and kept order among the crowd of expectant kids backstage.
-” I will do a bit of everything today”, said a smiling Moholt, who soon will be ready for more Sing-Along in the TV2-show “Sing-along at the border” which premiers on June 20th.
“Of course I am a true Nannestad patriot, and I think it’s so nice to be home. This year there´s really a lot of great participants and it’s also very pleasant to have Alexander here”, she says.

Photo: Singalong without borders. Alexander Rybak and Katrine Moholt hosted the show and were accompanied by the bands Trio and The Fluxx.

Then the show and people’s party started, and festival leader Espen Brekke was relieved that the dark clouds had lightened up, which during the day had threatened to put a damper on both the weekend and evening‘s big event.
– “I want to thank everybody who has contributed with volunteer work. Thousands of free working hours have made this possible, and I want to thank all of them who have worked hard to make this happen”, said a tired but happy Brekke.
– “It also seems that we will achieve our goal with about 8000 visitors during the festival days”, he says.

Photo: Kicked off the peoples party. Alexander Rybak and the local childrens choir kicked off the peoples party with Rybaks song  «Roll with the wind».

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