Wednesday 2 March saw the launching of the festival programme in Stavanger Concert hall for invited guests. Both Christian Ihle Hadland, who had to run off early to catch a flight to Oslo, and 1B1 under their director Jan Bjøranger, performed at the event. Christian and Jan had in addition a short run-through of the new aspects of this year’s programme, among which were Open Stage in the IDM foyer, Institute of Music and Dance, where both festival artists, teacher and students at IMD are welcome to perform. There is also an extended concert at "midweek Saturday", meaning Wednesday evening, in Zetlitz, Stavanger Concert hall. In addition there are concerts in Utstein monastery and Sola ruin church. Stian Carstensen and Jan Fredrik Heyerdahl invite the elderly generation to reminisce in Sola Strand hotel.