Røverstaden is a three-story high building in the middle of Oslo’s city centre. The creative hub is an investment made by Oslo Concert Hall, a Norwegian institution which resides right next to Røverstaden. “City of Robbers” – the direct translation of the name in English, a name that was given due the historical aspect of the geographic area. Røverstaden opened in January 2018, and is one of the first multi-purpose venues of its kind in Oslo, Norway.
The different floors of the building occupied with different highly esteemed creative agents within film, photography, fashion, architecture, event planning that resides in offices on the top floor, while the main (middle) floor is made into a lounge area with a café and cocktailbar. The basement is where KLUBBEN resides, a concert venue with a capacity of 750 people.
The basement venue has no windows, a low ceiling, with state of the art sound- and light equipment. The stage is 10x4,5m, with a 13x5m pit in the front of stage. There’s a large bar in the back of the venue, and a separated lounge area with an additional bar. The space was previously occupied between 1971-1989 as two legendary clubs “Club 7” and “Sardines”. These clubs hosted acts like Miles Davis, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Sly & Robbie, Ronnie Wood, Suicide, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gil Scott Heron, The Mamas & the Papas, and Billy Bragg.
During our first six months, Red Bull Music hosted their first event of 2018 at the venue with Mykki Blanco (US). Other international artists that has played here are Mark Olson (US), Tommy Cash (ES), Sita Abellan (E), Jacques Greene (CAN), Motorpsycho (NO), Lindstrøm (NO), Maleek Berry (UK) and Stimming x Lambert (DE). Ariel Pink (US) and Kida Kudz (UK) will perform here during August, as a part of the 2018 Øyafestivalen program.
We aim to create an all-year program that covers various music genres and acts.