Oslo’s Øya Festival returns on 8th August, setting the tone with major headliners Blur and Sigrid, as well as a boatload of brand-new acts.

Celebrating talent all over the globe from the creative hub that is Oslo, Øya Festival has been redefining expectations of what a music festival can achieve for the past 20 years. From hypnotic dream pop to next-wave UK garage and math rock, they’ve just released their final artists for the fest taking place from 8th – 12th August – with a set for every music lover.


Alongside headliners Blur, Sigrid, Wizkid, Lorde, and Swedish artist Håkan Hellström are heaps of well-known artists. boygenius and Caroline Polachek will be providing all the necessary alt-indie tracks, while Mall Girl conjure math rock with fan favourite single, “Slay Queen”. Festival favourites Jockstrap return with their half-whispered vocals and electronic production, or for some Australian pub rock, head to Amyl and the Sniffers’ fiery showcase. Joining the event this weekend are the just-announced indie pop band TV Girl, indie-rock solo artist Snail Mail, and dozens more.


In addition, the Øyanight line-up has just been announced, taking the form of a series of late-night club performances across the city. The festival’s Klubben stage has been boosted with DJ sets from UK garage figurehead Conducta and Bergen newcomer Trym Søvdsnes, and techno and electro from Hamburg’s own Helena Hauff. Elkka, the femme culture party/label founder, is among the names, as well as techno hero Dave Clarke.


Limited tickets remain available from Ticketmaster, competitively priced at £285 for a week-long pass or £100 for a day ticket (although Friday day tickets are now sold-out).

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