From 6th-7th June 2015, fans with a criminal curiosity for provocative Nordic crime dramas, will be flocking to London for the return of the Nordicana festival, which is now in its third year. Sponsored by Kolson Export, this year’s event also boasts an exciting new venue – the Troxy, moments from Limehouse Station.
This year’s smorgasbord of Nordic delights includes the attendance of two of the most high profile faces of Nordic TV; Danish actress Sofie Gråbøl, best known for playing the iconic jumper-wearing Sarah Lund in The Killing, and Swedish actress Sofia Helin, unforgettable as the leather clad Saga Noren in the Danish/Swedish co-produced TV series The Bridge. Both actresses will participate in Q&As and ticketed signings.
“I can’t wait to attend this year’s Nordicana”, says Sofie Grabol, “it’s such a great opportunity to discuss the best international television series from all over Scandinavia”.
”I am so happy about the success for The Bridge in the UK and I am so much looking forward to attend the Nordicana for the second time” continues Sofia Helin, “I had great time in London last year and I am really looking forward to meeting the devoted fans of the series once again”.
Nordicana 2015 is also excited to present the UK premiere of the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Nordic contemporary thriller, Jordskott on Saturday 6th June, ahead of its broadcast launch on ITV Encore in June. A smash hit success in its native Sweden, Nordicana will welcome Jordskott star Moa Gammell (widely tipped to join Gråbøl and Helin as the third internationally recognized female Nordic detective) and series creator Henrik Bjorn. Each Jordskott episode will be available on iTunes the day after it TXs on ITV Encore, the full series releases on DVD in August.
“When I started creating the universe of Jordskott I could only dream that the series would have the attention and praise it is now receiving”, says Bjorn, “We are all very proud to be invited to Nordicana and I look forward to meeting the audience together with fellow Scandi hits shows like The Bridge and The Killing”.
Tickets are available to buy now from nordicnoir.tv. Lots more names, activities and events taking place at Nordicana 2015 will be announced in the coming weeks.
The festival is designed to allow audiences the chance to explore the intoxicating realm of Nordic Noir and to get up close and personal, with an interactive collection of cultural activities to choose from. A tantalising range of food, drink, design and culture from partners such as House of Sverre, Grasilver and Totally Swedish will be available, combining the excitement of a cultural expo with the flair of a film and literary festival.
The evolution of the show continues in 2015 with a brand new team taking the concept into a fresh, revised format. All ticket holders will enjoy their own numbered seat for the day and can relax in-between talks and screenings.
For more info and tickets go to http://nordicnoir.tv/events/nordicana-nordic-noir-beyond-2015/