Forestillinger | Festival opening : The Cobblestone Ball

“It’s a very special atmosphere in the city when the PIT invite to dance at the Brusteinsball; the start of 5 magical days. A week in June each year the industrial town goes a bit crazy and switches to samba rhythms. Streets, squares and alleys get voices. Excited voices. PIT has become synonymous with a party for everyone, local pride and international reputation.”  – Robin Kåss, Mayor of Porsgrunn

Tuesday June 13th sees the start of PIT with the traditional Brusteinsball (Cobblestone Ball).

The Brusteinsball is not just the opening of the festival, but has also become a popular meeting place where neighbours, friends and colleagues gather for an enjoyable evening – which will include top entertainment.

What is more natural than to invite Grenland’s own Bugge Wesseltoft with friends? Bugge plays together with poet Taro V Cooper, singer Mimmi Tamba, Ibou Sissokho on cora, Sidiki Camara  on percussion and beatbox artist Beatur.

Spanish Grupo Puja has visited PIT before. Their new performance Quixote is inspired by the Spanish poet Cervantes’ world famous story about the unrealistic idealist and dreamer from La Mancha, who go into the world and fight against windmills. Grupo Puja has also performed in more than 20 other countries worldwide.

And, if you were wondering; the evening will of course end  with a large firework display by Hanto Theater and Pyro Production

City Square


6:00 p.m. The food service opens

8:45 p.m. Festival Opening

9:00 p.m. Bugge & Friends

10:30 p.m. Grupo Puja Quixote

11:30 p.m. Fireworks



Festival opening : The Cobblestone Ball

June 13 from 6pm


City Square






Bugge & Friends
Fireworks by HTP
Grupo Puja (e)
Katie Wright (au)
Max Normal