All the information you need for 2023🫶

[Updated: 8th June 2023 ]

Information will be updated here continuously, and we will notify you about all the news on our Facebook event page and Instagram.

Program

We will have three days of music, so please plan to arrive at the festival on Friday afternoon and leave the festival area on Monday morning. The music lineup has been announced here, and the program timetable will be launched very soon.

Location

The festival will take place at the most beautiful little farm in Numedal – the forgotten valley of Norway. It is called Søre Risteigen gård and is owned by a lovely couple, Helena and Kittil, who you will meet at the festival. You can find the exact location on google maps here. The address is Numedalsvegen 5749, 3628 Veggli.

Photo by Sofia Lambrou

Transportation

1. Shuttle Buses

We arrange buses that will take you from Oslo Central Station all the way to the festival area and back. This is by far the best option for all guests. It is simple, safe, cheap and environmentally friendly. More buses will be allocated if they are sold out. Find the tickets HERE.

The pick-up point in Oslo will be in Operagata, right next to the opera house. The exact location can be found HERE. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure so we have time to check tickets and provide you with a wristband.

2. Arriving by private transport

If you are planning on arriving by car, motorcycle, or caravan, please purchase an appropriate parking ticket HERE. Every year, we are aiming to reduce our carbon emissions, and low-emission vehicles are therefore encouraged. Please also consider the option of lift-sharing with your friends and other festival-goers – you can arrange this via the MNMT Family group on Facebook.

3. Arriving by public transport

If the shuttle bus times are unsuitable for you, please consider the option of arriving by public transport. Entur is an online service that you can use to plan the journey and buy tickets from Oslo/Oslo Airport to Risteigen if coming by public transport.

Entry times

These are the opening hours for entry to the festival. Please aim to arrive within these hours.

FridaySaturdaySunday
14.00 – 20.00*10.00 – 16.00**10.00 – 16.00**
*Subject to changes **Day pass entrance

Family hours

This year you can bring your kids to the festival during these hours:

  • Saturday: 12:00-16:00
  • Sunday: 12:00-16:00

Remember to get a ticket here. The ticket is for parents bringing their kids for family hours on Saturday and Sunday, between 12-16.00. All kids accompanied by adults get in for free. If parents want to stay for the rest of the day, or weekend – they need to buy a regular ticket. *If you already have bought a festival ticket, you can bring your kid at these hours.

Accommodation

1. Camping

Camping with your own tent is included in the ticket and there will be a dedicated camping area at the festival grounds. We encourage you to keep this space calm for those who wish to relax and bring the noise and party to the festival area.

2. Glamping

Pre-setup lavvos tents are a great option for those who can not bring so much luggage, or just want the experience to be a bit easier. The tents will be set up for you prior to your arrival, and contain both floors and beds. You will only need to bring a sleeping bag. Go to the Infodesk after the bag check, and you will get you lavvo assigned.

All lavvos are now sold out!

3. Caravans/camper vans

If you are traveling and/or planning to sleep in your car, caravan or camper van, you must buy the appropriate parking ticket here and park your vehicle at the designated area for such vehicles.

Packing list

  • Tent (unless you’ve gone glamping)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Toiletries
  • A blanket/rug to sit on
  • Bathing suit and towel + bathing shoes
  • Mosquito spray
  • Sun protection
  • Rainproof clothing
  • Water bottle and a coffee cup (no glass!)
  • Boots and comfortable shoes
  • Clothes: For a summery day and a cold night (sweater/jacket)
  • USB-charger
  • A flashlight
  • Condoms
  • Antibac
  • Some snacks

You may be able to borrow or rent some equipment here or here.

Prohibited items

  • Alcoholic drinks + other liquids (you can fill your water bottle several places at the festival and also buy lots of stuff to drink from the bars)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Drugs/illegal substances
  • Animals/pets
  • Glass objects (bottles, glasses etc.)
  • Burners (primus, gas canisters etc.)
  • Spray paint
  • Megaphones and other noisy objects
  • Drones
  • Umbrellas and other pointy objects
  • Sound systems/loudspeakers/ghetto blasters

Please note: It is a part of our policy that no outside drinks are allowed into the festival. And beverages may only be purchased from our bar. This means they are restricted to the festival area only and no drinks are allowed in the camping area.

Hygiene

We will have clean and functional outdoor toilets and simple, cold showers which you can use for free. However, they are not celled so bring a bathing suit if that makes you more comfortable. There is also a river where you can swim and get clean.

SafeSpace

SafeSpace is a supportive space for guests undergoing challenging experiences that can result from substance use or over-stimulation. We acknowledge that despite a clearly stated non-drug policy, attendees can still consume illicit substances. Some may experience adverse emotional and psychological reactions, for which harm-reduction principles of compassion, safety, and psychological first-aid are applied to reduce negative consequences and de-escalate situations. A team of health professionals and volunteers will supervise SafeSpace and offer guests a space to rest, hydrate, and catch up with electrolytes, snacks, and other supplies to help them have a more comfortable experience.

Haven

Welcoming you to a brand new space on the festival grounds: A cozy atmosphere with delightful sounds, live performances, a fireplace and local handcrafts. A perfect spot to rest and soothe your dancing feet. Yoga in the daytime, waffles at night. Loose attire is recommended.

We love our nature

We are so thankful that we have the possibility to enjoy our beautiful nature with you, so we will leave the area as we found it – or even better! Leave absolutely no garbage on the ground, not as much as one single cigarette! We will have a clearly marked recycling station, both at the festival and camping area and more garbage cans around the festival site.

Waste management

All general waste from the festival will be sorted and recycled at our waste management supplier’s waste station.

We take care of each other

Most importantly: We treat each other like family at Monument Festival. We behave respectfully, help each other when needed, and give hugs when they are wanted. We definitely do not take things that do not belong to us, jump the queue or harass anyone for any reason.

Food and drinks

We will have several local vendors providing healthy and locally sourced food with vegan, vegetarian, and carnivore options.

Cashless

We will not handle any cash at the festival. There will be no vouchers this year and we will use an electronic payment system to accept internationally valid debit and credit card payments.

Yoga and breathwork

Let’s start the day together. Connecting back to yourself, your mind, and your body. Wake up with smooth flows and movement accompanied by an atmosphere created by the first artist of the day. And through breathwork, we unify and enter a state of mind in the MNMT spirit that sets us up for the rest of the day.

First aid

We will have a first aid team available at all times. You will find them in the Haven area, next to the SafeSpace or otherwise, wearing orange vests.

Accessibility and special requirements

We want to give all guests an optimal festival experience. If you have any accessibility needs, need help with storing medication, or if you require to be escorted by a service animal, please let us know. Write Hallvard an email, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Age limit

You must be over the age of 21 to attend the festival, unless you bring your parents during the family hours.

Public event

All approvals from local public instances, municipalities and police are in order for our festival.

Cancellations

We plan to have Monument Festival 2023 on 4-6th August. We are so happy that the outlook is very positive, although we acknowledge the uncertainty many still experience. If we are forced to postpone the festival, your ticket will be valid next year. In any case, we highly recommend having cancellation rights on any form of travel due to the uncertainty of Covid-19 regulations and international crises.

You can get your ticket refunded (except for the ticket administration fee):

  • If the festival is canceled
  • If the festival is postponed, you can get a refund within the first 14 days after the announcement
  • If the travel restrictions imposed by your country of residence or the government of Norway do not allow you to travel

We at Monument have our guest safety as a top priority, and we will at all times follow government guidelines. You can read the updated policy from the Norwegian Government here.

Covid-19 and entrance

This year, it will not be necessary to provide documentation that you have either a negative test of Covid-19 or a vaccine pass approved by the Norwegian authorities.

Force Majeure

If anything happens during the festival that is out of our control and we are forced to stop we will try to provide earlier transport back to Oslo S. If it is safe to do so, you are allowed to stay at the festival camp until Monday and leave with the arranged transport then. We will not provide refunds after the festival has started.

Got questions?

Send us an email on contact@mnmt.no before the festival or visit the Infodesk during the festival.

Infodesk

The Infodesk will answer all your questions and also manage accreditation and any lost and found objects. The opening hours are:

  • Thursday: 15:00-21:00 (for the volunteers)
  • Friday: 12:00-21:00
  • Saturday: 09:00-20:00
  • Sunday: 09:00-18:00
  • Monday: 09:00-12:00