Children's Culture Festival - Big Bang Festival

Big Bang Festival

The Big Bang Festival is an adventurous European music festival for young audiences. The Festival's goal is to increase children's access to music, with free admission to all events. The music festival was established in 2010 by six European partners.

The festival will be held at Harpa on April 25, 2024 at 11am-4pm.

Dagskrá Big Bang

Children's Culture Festival in Reykjavík

The Children's Culture Festival in Reykjavík was invited to participate in the project in 2019. The first Big Bang Festival was held at a completely packed Harpa last year. The festival will be held again at Harpa on April 25, 2024 at 11am-4pm.

The Festival places a special emphasis on engaging musicians and composers who sense the magic in their music creation, and want to explore innovative ways to make concerts accessible to all children, providing them with a rich and unforgettable experience. Collaboration is also sought with cultural stakeholders who strive to reach new audiences.

The objectives of the Big Bang are:

  • To enhance the quality, professionalism, and collaboration of artists and event organizers involved in music events for children and young people.
  • To encourage dialogue and cooperation between those working in arts and culture and those who compose and perform music for children.
  • To inspire musicians to compose new and diverse music with children in mind.
  • To enrich and improve the quality of music offered to children.
  • To shape projects that nurture and develop young audiences and encourage children to engage with music that is not subject to capital markets.
  • To develop a toolkit for people working with music and music events for young audiences to improve their skills and expertise.