Øya 2015

Øya 2014 via the Festival

If you want to see Oslo through a musical lens, Øya is the perfect vehicle. This year, the festival will take place in Tøyen Park, a city on the east side just a short walk from the city center. The lineup features artists that range from international superstars to local up-and-comers. 

At night, the festival moves to the city for Øyanatt, a series of concerts and parties taking place at venues across Oslo. See the city by night while taking in shows that feature artists both on and off the Øya lineup. Tickets for Øyanatt must be purchased separately, but most parties offer a discount for festival ticket holders. 

There are at least three Scandinavian music festivals that occur simultaneously over the same August weekend: Øya, Flow (in Helsinki, Finland), and Way Out West (in Gothenburg, Sweden). Because of the convenience of artist routing, these three festivals always have overlapping artists. Still, each festival is very unique, not just in their selection of local musicians, but also in how they embody their home city.

What sets Øya apart is the juxtaposition of nature and culture. You spend the day in a beautiful park amid the ancient ruins of the Maria Church, set against breathtaking views of Oslo's ever-expanding skyline; at night, it's all about exploring the city of Oslo. Øya is also one of Europe's greenest music festivals; they released the first edition of the Environmental Handbook in 2004, and many of their practices continue to set the environmental standard for festivals around the world.

Festival Line Up

Florence + The Machine, Future Islands, Flying Lotus, Caribou, Foxygen, Siri Nilsen, Torgeir Waldemar, Run the Jewels, Thastrom, Ida Jenshus, Father John Misty, Fay WIldhagen, Slutface, Bendik, Thea Hjelmeland, Spectral Haze, Møster!