Wardruna to live stream their performance at Nordvegen Festival

Wardruna press shot
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Norwegian folk proggers Wardruna will live stream their performance at Norway's Nordvegen Festival held which is taking place at the medieval Royal Feasting Hall, Håkonshallen in Bergen on Thursday.

Einar Selvik and Enslaved Ivar Bjørnson will appear for a full performance on Thursday, May 21 where they will perform songs over the span of Wardruna's career including new single Grá, while being joined by numerous guests including members of Enslaved and Wardruna band member Lindy-Fay Hella. The concert will present a more stripped-down sound and direct expression where song and instruments such as Kravik-lyre, Bowed Lyre and Hardanger-fiddle play key roles. The stream can be viewed at 8pm (BST) here.

Selvik will also perform the song Voluspá with The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Norwegian vocal ensemble The Edvard Grieg Kor as part of the opening ceremony on later today. This will also be streamed at 7.30pm (BST) today.

Selvik has also revealed that he will be composing music for the popular video game series Assassin's Creed Valhalla, along with the game's composers Sarah Schachner and Jesper Kyd. Selvik has gained worldwide recognition for his massive musical contributions to History Channel's TV series Vikings.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.