Sløtface, Roisin Murphy, Okay Kaya, Yo La Tengo, Viagra Boys, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Moderat and Particular Curiosity have additionally joined the line-up of the Norwegian competition, which is ready to return to Oslo’s Tøyenparken for its twenty third version from August 8-12.
Already confirmed to headline shall be Wizkid, Blur, Swedish singer-songwriter Håkan Hellström and Sigrid. They are going to be performing alongside beforehand introduced acts similar to Devo, FKA Twigs, Caroline Polachek, Shygirl, Amyl and The Sniffers, Obongjayar, TV GIRL, Pusha T, Susanne Sundfør.
Additionally showing on the competition shall be Ayra Starr, Dry Cleansing, Uncle Waffles, Liv.e, Boldy James & The Alchemist, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Oxlade, Billy Strings, Snail Mail, Domi & JD Beck, Balming Tiger, Lars Vaular, Dina Ögon, Fangst, Tigerstate, Bigbang, Malin Pettersen, and Valkyrien Allstars.
The competition will once more characteristic a 50/50 cut up between female and male artists whereas additionally supporting an “environmentally pleasant and sustainable ethos that’s utilized to each component of its organisation”. The occasion first achieved the gender-balanced line-up again in 2017 and has maintained it ever since.
In December final yr Øya obtained the 2022 nationwide award for finest Eco-Lighthouse within the SMB-market in Norway, throughout all industries.
Per a press launch, the Eco-Lighthouse (Miljøfyrtårnet in Norwegian) certification is “Norway’s most generally identified environmental administration system for the final 20 years, with almost 9000 companies licensed”.
“They’ve had the certification since 2004, with yearly reporting and a recertification course of each third yr. The award is given to Øya for its lengthy standing work inside sustainability, and for persevering with to push boundaries, discover new options and collaborate to make the competition business extra round.”
The Norwegian occasion has established itself as one of many world’s greenest festivals, resulting in accolades from the European Pageant Awards and the AGF (A Greener Pageant) Awards.
The location operates freed from fossil fuels, with 98 per cent of its energy being renewable and all development equipment being run on biofuel. The progressive strategy can also be utilized to every little thing from recycling (75 per cent of all waste is recycled, having been sorted by hand) to journey (98 per cent of attendees arrive by bike, foot or public transport).
Reviewing the 2022 version Øya Pageant, NME‘s Andrew Trendell described it as “the fest of the long run” and a “summer season occasion of inexperienced points and inclusivity” in a five-star overview.
The overview continued to say that closing headliner Aurora did “precisely what it says on the tin, ending a set that displays the celebration of mom nature, range, inclusivity, togetherness and homegrown expertise felt all through the week. If solely each competition may very well be a little bit extra like this”.