Punkt Festival 2009: Day 4, Kristiansand, Norway, September 5, 2009

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Festival Wrap-Up

As Punkt 2009 drew to a close, friends who came together from places far and wide said their goodbyes for another year. Punkt's fifth anniversary was another year of achievement for a growing family of artists and fans, all committed to pushing the envelope of modern music. While the flagship festival in Kristiansand will remain the place where future ideas are created and moulded, the fact that it's becoming an increasingly in-demand concept that other festivals are looking to recruit is proof of just how singular it is.

As Punkt travels, in the next couple of years, to Germany, Spain, the United States and, most likely, Canada, it's emerging as one of Norway's most creative exports. The beauty of Punkt is that, while any version abroad will by definition include some percentage of Norwegian artists, it will also include local performers, a sure way to expand the Punkt family even further, and to ensure that this distinctly Norwegian creation becomes something more global—and an important unifier at a time when disparity is creating far too much divisiveness in the world.

Photo Credits: John Kelman

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