During the festival, audiences can enjoy everything from intimate concerts in small venues to fairly large outdoor concerts.
Both the public and performers enter their own little world when visiting the festival. Former festival manager Hans-Olav Solli says there have been many amusing incidents over the years.
'The festival’s slogan used to be "where music meets nature.” Nature inspires various activities making it easy to forget what time it is. In 2018, the band members of Lucky Chops were taken out on the islets just outside the city centre where they got to enjoy swimming from a boat. This led to them almost being too late for the opening ceremony and they came running, dripping wet, from the quay and just ran towards the stage. I was a bit on the alert and asked:
"What are you doing here?”
"We’re the band!," replied the soaking wet band members. I just let them up on stage – and they gave a good performance. They enjoyed Molde so much that they wondered if they could stay a whole week next time,’ Solli laughs.