Øya Festival is about to take over Oslo, and we’ve got some top recommendations for who to catch from their stellar line up!

For the past few years, Oslo’s Øya Festival has been nestling into a new home in Tøyen, where the hillside location provides a perfect natural amphitheatre in front of the event’s biggest stage, inviting crowds in recent memory to catch live sets from the likes of Todd Terje and The Olsens, Robyn & Röyksopp and many more.

Øya returns to Oslo this week, bigger and better than ever before, with a stellar line up of Norwegian, Nordic and international talent set to grace the festival’s stages – and an exceptional programme in the form of Øya-natt presenting some of the most exciting emerging talent in Oslo’s finest night-spots.

We’ve scoured this year’s line up to find some of the best and brightest acts performing at this year’s festival, so tune in to our hand-selected recommendations in our Top Picks playlist! Among this year’s artists to catch are Norway’s very own record breakers Highasakite, whose second studio album Camp Echo has been lighting up stages around Europe’s festival circuit for the past few months. We caught up with the band’s Kristoffer and Øystein for a Nordic Playlist interview at Roskilde Festival recently, so tune in now to find out more about what their Øya performance has in store…

Other artists due to perform are shooting stars Aurora, Ary, Gundelach and Dagny, as well as Nordic Music Prize winners Band of Gold, Nordic Playlist DJ Mix maker Prins Thomas and beloved previous curator Ane Brun! Looking for more tips for bands to catch? Then listen to our playlist of recommendations right here, and if you’re heading to the festival, use the hashtag #myNordicPlaylist to show us how your weekend is looking!

Oslo is about to be overtaken by its biggest musical event of the year, Øya Festival!

For the past few years, Oslo’s Øya Festival has been nestling into a new home in Tøyen, where the hillside location provides a perfect natural amphitheatre in front of the event’s biggest stage, inviting crowds in recent memory to catch live sets from the likes of Todd Terje and The Olsens, Robyn & Röyksopp and many more.

In 2016, Øya will return – in a bigger and better fashion than ever, with a stellar line up of Norwegian, Nordic and international talent set to grace the festival’s stages – and an exceptional programme in the form of Øya-natt presenting some of the most exciting emerging talent in Oslo’s finest night-spots.

Among this year’s acts to catch are Norway’s very own record breakers Highasakite, whose second studio album Camp Echo has been lighting up stages around Europe’s festival circuit for the past few months. We caught up with the band’s Kristoffer and Øystein for a Nordic Playlist interview at Roskilde Festival recently, so tune in now to find out more…

Other artists due to perform are shooting stars Aurora, Ary, and Dagny, as wells well as performances from Aurora, newcomer Ary and international names such as New Order and The Last Shadow Puppets.

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