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SildaJazz Haugesund Norway Jazz Festival

SildaJazz is one of the top jazz events in Norway, which takes place over 4 or 5 days in central Haugesund, with about 70 bands from about 10 countries and 180 concerts.
With about 20 venues within 500 metres, all with live music, this gives the event the name of "The New Orleans of Norway". It is popular - expect about 50 000 visitors on the Saturday.

Smedasund is the harbour and sea passage through central Haugesund
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old boats and buildings by Smedasund This is a truly international jazz festival, with performers in 2006 from the USA, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Russia, Spain, France, Sweden, Denmark, and of course Norway.

When : Wednesday 10 - Sunday 14 August 2011
Where : venues around Haugesund
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Distance from Stavanger: 75 km
Distance from Bergen: 105 km

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view down to Smedasund past the Amanda Hotel
Smedasund and bridge over to Risoy

See also:
hotels in Haugesund area
restaurants in Haugesund area
trips out in Haugesund area
Haraldsgata in central Haugesund
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