Nordic Folk Rock band based in Oslo, Norway.

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Are you ready for a Norwegian folk music party? Gangar is a Norwegian folk rock cannon ball of young and wild energy you won’t forget anytime soon. Gangar arrange traditional norwegian instrumental tunes and songs resulting in a new sound that includes everything from rockabilly to djentrock. With inspiration from Hoven Droven, Shining, AC/DC and Meshuggah they make the oldest Norwegian folk repertoire more accessible to a varied audience without compromising the original material. Frontman and fiddle player Mattias Thedens has a long background in folk music and dance, and with that experience in addition to the other band members’ breadth of genre including, jazz, funk, pop, soul and heavy metal, Gangar has a new and innovative sound. Combined with an electrifying stage show, Gangar deliver a musical package of high quality that will make the audience struggle to keep their feet off the dance floor. In 2022 Gangar were one of four norwegian acts invited to showcase at Nordic Folk Alliance in Gothenburg. In the summer of 2022 Gangar will play two concerts at Viljandi Folk Music Festival in Estonia, in addition to concerts at Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival in Groningen, Netherlands, and at Delsbostämman in Sweden.
Gangar will release an EP on Heilo Records in the autumn of 2022, and will follow up with their debut album in 2023.

Band members:
Mattias Thedens - Fiddles
Oskar Lindberget - Saxophone
Richard Max - Electric guitar
Jonas Thrana Jensen - Electric bass
Henrik Dullum - Drums


participating in

  • WOMEX 2022
stand number WOMEX 22: 118, 120, 123


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