In a few short years, Tons of Rock has become Norway’s largest metal and rock festival and the large, annual meeting point for the rock and metal audience in Norway. With over 100,000 visitors in 2023, Tons of Rock is one of Norway’s largest music festivals. Tons of Rock is held at the idyllic Ekebergsletta, high above Oslo. With its unique location, you are only a short walk from the centre of Oslo.
At Tons of Rock festival, people have experienced both KISS, Black Sabbath, Slayer and Ozzy Osbourne’s last concerts on Norwegian soil, and fantastic concerts with Iron Maiden, Volbeat, Def Leppard, Ghost, Alice Cooper, Behemoth, In Flames, Megadeth, Helloween and others, as well as most and the best of Norwegian rock and metal. With 3 days to go, fans gather for shared musical experiences and bonding.
In 2017, Tons of Rock was voted ‘ Festival of the Year ‘ by Norwegian concert organisers.
Ekebergparken Sculpture Park is a sculpture park and a national heritage park close to Ekebergrestauranten with a panoramic view of the city at Ekeberg in the southeast of the city of Oslo, Norway.
The Sculpture Park has been initiated and financed by property director and art collector Christian Ringnes (born 1954). The park is located in a wooded area of 25.5 acres (about 10 hectares), and was inaugurated 26 September 2013.
A total of 31 sculptures were installed when the opening ceremony took place in 2013, many of them with women as subjects. The park is owned by the City of Oslo and sculptures owned by the Christian Ringnes instituted foundation, C Ludens Ringnes Foundation. It was fully established in February 2015, including accrued trails, water surface and at least 25 sculptures deployed. The capital of NOK 350 million was set aside at the time to cover purchases of additional sculptures, up to a total of eighty, and the operation of the park for at least 50 years.