These last months have been a nightmare considering the planning of this years’ Høstsabbat festival. Countries and cities have been turning green and red over night, the capacity limit has been up for discussion and a lot of the other ever-changing restrictions has been difficult to work with along the way. The uncertainties have been never ending.
Despite all of this, we tried to put our heads together and come up with a Covid friendly version of this years edition, still paying justice to our visions. The crew at Kulturkirken JAKOB has been nothing short of amazing, helping out in all ways possible, trying to make Høstsabbat 2020 happen. As all of you can imagine, having any bands from abroad would mean too many x-factors to move forward with. Our last chance was to have an all-Norwegian festival, but all in all it was too many changes and too many restrictions to make Høstsabbat what it is.
Our final conclusion is therefore to postpone the festival as a whole, hoping as many of this years bands can make their way to Oslo next year in October 2021.
This decision is heartbreaking, and not an easy one to make. But in the end, we think this is the best and right thing to do. We hope you understand why we waited this long to bring forward the news. We really tried to make it work. This fall will leave a black hole, compared to what was expected, and how things should have been. On the upside we are planning some really cool, covid-safe happenings in Oslo throughout this Autumn and Spring. Keep your eyes peeled!
We hope as many as possible want to extend this year’s ticket to Høstsabbat 2021 for the same price. In that case, you just keep your ticket and Ticketmaster will change it automatically. You can also get a refund for your ticket by following the link in the end of this text. The refund sheet must be filled in within 2 months to get a refund.
We promise to do whatever it takes to make Høstsabbat 2021 the best one so far, and a special one for all of us. Save the dates next year, Friday and Saturday 1st to 2nd of October.
Until next time, we love you all!
REFUND link: https://bit.ly/refund-HS
LINE UP (more to come):
Mars Red Sky (FR)
Causa Sui (DK)
GREEN LUNG (UK)
Gösta Berlings Saga (SE)
Øresund Space Collective (DK)
Høstsabbat 2020 will once again go down at our favourite venue, Kulturkirken JAKOB, October 2nd and 3rd. A stunning church in the heart of Oslo, with an atmosphere unrivalled.
After the sold out Høstsabbat festivals in 2018 and 2019 we're ready for more. Over two days you will experience slow and crushing doom, heavy bluesrock, stoner, proto-heavy metal, psychedelic spacerock and prog over three stages.
Høstsabbat will showcase the best of the current underground scene of heavy music, bringing new talent as well as established names.
Summon the spirits, gather the souls…
There will be three alternating stages with their own unique vibe:
1. THE CHAPEL. In the church room you will find the stunning main stage. Meet up and revel in!
2. THE CRYPT is a smaller club stage in the basement with all the dungeon vibes needed. This stage has a limited capasity of 120 people, which means if you are dying to see a band – get there early to be sure you don’t miss out. When the capasity is reached, there will be one person out and one person in-principle.
3. VERKSTEDET is a concert venue and bar literally across the street from the church with a capacity of 140 people. This is a new addition to this years Høstsabbat and will be a stage with Norwegian bands only. When the capasity is reached, the same princible as in the Crypt will be uset, so be early to catch your favourite.
TENT, FOOD AND TOILETS
There will be a big outdoor tent connected to the church where there will be a lot of seatings, great barbecue food (for both meat lovers and vegans), refreshing drinks and smashing band merchandise. You'll also find the toilets outside beside the tent, and a couple ones in the crypt/basement.
There will be merch, and there will be lots of it. You’ll find it in the tent outside. All the merch will be possible to buy with cash. Some of the merch will be possible to buy with Vipps (Norwegian money transfer app), and some merch you can buy with credit card.
If you want to get as close to the church as possible you should take bus number 34 or 54. These will literally stop next to the church. The stop is named “Jakob Kirke”. You can also take bus number 30, 31, 31E and 32 and jump off at “Hausmannsgate”. From there it’s a 4 minute walk.
You can use tram number 11, 12 and 13. The stop is named «Schous plass» and is a short 6 minute walk from the church.
3. TRAIN OR FLIGHT
When you arrive by train or flight, jump of at Oslo S (Oslo Sentralbanestasjon/Oslo Central Station). From there you can take one of the buses or trams mentioned above, or walk for 10 minutes.
We have a ramp for wheel chairs. Tell us in advance if you need this and we will prepare it for your arrival. Contact us at: [email protected]
Pay attention at this site for updates or check www.hostsabbat.com.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Kulturkirken JAKOB, Hausmannsgate 14, Oslo, Norway