Northern Disco Lights
Northern Disco Lights tells the untold story of a group of teenagers in the arctic city of Tromsø, who set off a chain of events that would go on to transform their country. To escape the boredom of growing up in a remote outpost they created their own music scene, setting up radio stations, parties, building synthesizers and making tunes. Word spread as like-minded souls recognised the call to arms and inspired a generation of kids who would go on to change dance music and Norway forever.
Taking over 30 months to produce, the team travelled Europe to interview 67 contributors including Bryan Ferry, Bjørn Torske, Prins Thomas, DJ Strangefuit, Nemone (BBC 6 Music), Mental Overdrive, Idjut Boys, Lindstrøm, Annie, Bill Brewster and many more.
Insomnia Festival presents Northern Disco Lights within the frame of We Are Europe as part of the screenings program at Reworks Agora 2017 on September 13th.
Northern Disco Lights – The Rise and Rise of Norwegian Dance Music
Director: Ben Davis
Duration: 74 min