World’s first ice brass band created

GEILO, Norway (NBC/MUSTASCH MEDIA VIA RTV) — An ice music festival in Norway is making some cool sounds.

The festival, happening in this Norwegian mountain town and now in its ninth year, celebrates water and nature with a full set of ice sculpted instruments.

Everything from decorations to the stage and instruments are made of nature’s own frozen water.

Organizers say the festival is an ovation to nature and the world’s most important resource: water.

This year’s festival saw artists from Norway, Sweden and Estonia,and they performed on ice cellos, ice harps, ice horns and ice drums. The world’s first ice brass band was even created.

Feedback from thousands of visitors was very positive, and organizers have already started planning for next year’s festival. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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