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Oya Festival adds more bands!

March 25, 2010 by  

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Oya Festival adds more bands!

The latest wave of announcements for Øya Festival 2010, suggest this year’s line up is going to be the most arresting and eclectic yet. New confirmations:

Q-Tip / Marina & The Diamonds / Local Natives / Jonsi (of Sigur Ros) / Panda Bear / Miike Snow / Sleigh Bells / Tune-Yards / Kind Midas Sound.

New home grown talent added to the bill comes in the shape of Karpe Diem, Lars Vaular and Ingrid Olava, who is just confirmed to play The Great Escape in May.

They join the previously announced line up:
M.I.A (US)
Pavement (US)
Iggy & The Stooges (US)
Paul Weller (UK)
LCD Soundsystem (US)
Robyn (SW)
Tony Allen (NG)
Big Boi (US)
La Roux (UK)
The XX (UK)
Girls (US)
Fools Gold (US)
Raekwon (US)
Cymbals Eat Guitars (US)
The Gaslight Anthem (US)
Major Lazer (US/UK)
Lindstrøm & Christabelle (NO)
Converge (US)
Surfer Blood (US)
Serena Maneesh (NO)
Casiokids (NO)

Plus Norwegian acts:
Altaar / Motorpsycho / THE CUMSHOTS / CCTV / Lidolido / Navigators / John Olav Nilsen Og Gjengen / Obliteration / Djerv / Susanne Sundfør / Purified in Blood / The Megaphonic Thrift / Blood Command / Kråkesølv / Pow Pow / Lucy Swann / Mhoo

10th-14th August 2010, Middelalderparken, Oslo

5 DAY FESTIVAL PASS: 1940, – NOK + tax
Day tickets also available
Ticket sale: www.billettservice.no
Phone: +47 815 33 133

Øya Festival won the Green ‘n’ Clean Award at the European Festival Awards and is now officially the greenest festival in Europe.

Last December, Øya was named Oslo’s greenest business in 2009 by Grønn Hverdag (Green Living), a network of people, groups and organizations working together to raise consciousness about environmental choices in everyday life.

Øya is held in a medieval park, a picturesque spot surrounded by sandy beaches, the Oslo Fjords, the green Ekeberg Hill and the Oslo skyline. Rooted deep in history, the medieval park is also the place where the capital of Norway was founded a thousand years ago. For 4 days in the middle of August, the Medieval Park in Oslo is transformed into an arena for musical, visual and cross-cultural performances. The Øya Festival is an energetic and symbiotic experience with a unique atmosphere and audience that bares resemblance to none other.

Amidst the festival area of trees, green grass and water, the festival is well equipped with stages, shopping streets and small shops serving food and drink. The site creates an exciting rendezvous between nature and culture, being just a short walk from the city centre of Oslo.




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