The competition, held in Tøyen Park from August 11-15, had beforehand introduced Bon Iver and Bikini Kill. Additionally becoming a member of the invoice at this yr’s occasion is Dave, Michael Kiwanuka, Suede, Floating Factors, Emilie Nicolas, Kvelertak, Sondre Lerche, Kamaal Williams, Koffee, Dagny, Kamara, Los Bitchos, Myra and Signe Marie Rustard.
The 2020 instalment follows the competition’s 20th anniversary, which occurred final summer season, and featured the likes of Tame Impala, The Remedy, James Blake, Christine and the Queens and Erykah Badu.
NME‘s Andrew Trendell attended the 2019 occasion. In a five-star review he wrote that the competition “is inclusive, inexperienced and feel-good – like all festivals could possibly be”.
“Not solely is it Norway’s largest competition, it has additionally grow to be famend as a real favorite hidden gem throughout Europe. Certain, it’s nice that they will entice Glastonbury headliners like The Remedy and Tame Impala to the intimate settings of Oslo’s inexperienced metropolis centre Tøyenpark. However the success of this competition is about far more than large names.
He continued: “The place different festivals observe, Øya appears to guide. Primavera Sound made headlines this year with a pioneering approach to having a 50/50 gender-split line-up, with other international events signing up for this to be the norm by 2022. That is the third yr in a row that Øya has finished the identical factor – with no fanfare.”
Tickets for the competition can be found here.