Programme for 2023 will be published soon

Norwegian Church, 1 St Olav’s Square

Free attendance

11.00 Church Service
12.15 Coffee, waffles and refreshments
12.30 Music
12.30 Wreath laying at the King Haakon Statue
12.45 Departure for Southwark Park

Church is open until 16:00

Southwark Park by the Band Stand

Admission Adult: 17+ years £5
Admission Child: 6-16 years £3
Admission Child: 0-5 years Free

11.00 Park and event open
12.15 Music
13.00 Official welcome by Kåre Sivertsen, 17. mai London
13.05 National Anthem «Ja vi elsker»
13.15 17. mai procession around Southwark Park
14.00 Music «Norge i rødt, hvitt og blått”
14.05 Main speech
14.30 Music, entertainment and speeches
17.00 Event close

Den Norske Klub, Evening Event

4 St James Square, London SW1Y 4JU

Time: 18:30
Dress code: Black tie/bunad
Three course dinner + Champagne
Attendance open for all. £95 per person.
Email to reserve a spot by 15th May

Food vendors


The UK’s leading Scandinavian food outlet, providing freshly made food and groceries from Scandinavia. Brunch & Bubbles, hot dogs, Norwegian craft beer, prosecco and wine.

KFUK & Norwegian Church

Waffles, chocolate & snacks.

Unico Gelato

Delicious ice creams, prepared fresh every day, using genuine ingredients and seasonal fruit, without adding any preservatives, colourants or artificial flavours.


Regent Brass

“Regent Brass” is a brass band from north London with 28 members! The band was founded in 1985 to promote young talent and has now grown into a fabulous orchestra. Some members are Norwegian and have roots from brass band environments in western Norway. An important collaboration is the friendship with one of Norway’s best brass bands, Eikanger Bjørsvik. “Regent Brass” has appeared in many venues and also on TV and Radio (Radio 4, BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel4).

It’s their third time playing 17 Mai London and we are very happy to have such a great brass band for this year’s celebrations. Read more about them here:

Swing it Dixieband

Swing’it is the story of a group of dappers diggin’ the 20s era. Founded by the Norwegian band leader Martin Jarl whilst studying jazz music in London, this band has developed into one of the most successful trad jazz bands in Norway and Europe. They take the audience on a journey 100 years back in time to the 1920s New Orleans, telling stories about the roaring 20s and the foundation of jazz; about glamour, glitter and the Great Gatsby; about bootleggers, speakeasies and illegal parties during the Prohibition and flappers and dappers partying their nights away in the opulence and decadence of the Golden Era, enjoy!


Sletta (Elisabeth Sletta Olsen) is a Norwegian vocalist and songwriter based in London. She grew up in a small town in the south of Norway but moved to London in 2015 to study music.

Drawing inspiration from both her native country and London, Sletta merges peaceful, majestic sounds with a modern and cultural sensibility into neo-soul and contemporary jazz compositions. Her debut single Take Your Time was released in November and received great feedback from, among others, Scandinavian Soul. “Empathetic, intimate and soft as cream, her timbre renders this song endlessly playable.” (Andy Collins, Scandinavian Soul).

For 17th of May she`ll perform original tunes in addition to some soulful covers with guitarist Joon Lee.

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