The second festival, with the theme of “Changes”, took place in Longyearbyen in June 2019. The soloists performing this year was Henning Kraggerud, Eldbjørg Hemsing, Imogen Cooper and Adrian Brendel and of course, musicians from the Arctic Philharmonic. The festival was also an arena for debates and seminars, with a special focus on human-influenced changes – a time to reflect and discuss important issue together with partner of the year, Arctic Frontiers.
The third festival was arranged in February 2020, featuring the artists Håkon Kornstad, Adrian Angelico, Mariann Fjeld-Solberg, Peter Herresthal and Tim Weiss together with the Arctic Philharmonic sinfonietta. Special to this year’s festival was the focus on the sound of the arctic, presenting the orchestral work with the same title, by composer Lasse Thoresen, commissioned by the Arctic Philharmonic and “created” with inspiration from Svalbard.