In my first ever post on the Faroe
Islands last year, I remarked that the islands hosted the G! Festival
each summer and that the festival was starting to gain an international reputation. I may have also mentioned that I wanted to attend the festival one day.
Alas, that may have to wait a while. I've read on various bulletin boards that the company that runs the festival has gone bankrupt. There is word, however, that plans are being drawn up for a G! Festival in 2009. At least that's what I gather from the postings on their website. They're in Faroese, and I don't understand much of that.
This week's Faroe
photos come from the village of Gøta
plays(ed) host to the G! Festival and is a pretty spectacular setting for a music festival. Only 500 people live in the village, but they have their own football team. The area also figures prominently in an Icelandic saga
As always, I hope I get to see it firsthand. (I'm looking at you, Faroese Tourist Board
... whose site appears to be down for maintenance
Labels: Faroe Islands, music