Øya Pageant has introduced one other wave of acts for its 2023, with Lorde confirmed to look because the Wednesday co-headliner.
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 pageant, which is ready to return to Oslo’s Tøyenparken for its twenty third version from August 8-12.
Already confirmed to headline can be Wizkid, Blur, Swedish singer-songwriter Håkan Hellström and Sigrid. They are going to be performing alongside beforehand introduced acts akin to Devo, FKA Twigs, Caroline Polachek, Shygirl, Amyl and The Sniffers, Obongjayar, TV GIRL, Pusha T, Susanne Sundfør.
Additionally showing on the pageant can 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 pageant will once more function a 50/50 break up between female and male artists whereas additionally supporting an “environmentally pleasant and sustainable ethos that’s utilized to each ingredient of its organisation”. The occasion first achieved the gender-balanced line-up again in 2017 and has maintained it ever since.
In December final 12 months Øya acquired 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 12 months. 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 pageant 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 method can also be utilized to all the things 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 longer term” and a “summer time get together of inexperienced points and inclusivity” in a five-star evaluate.
The evaluate 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, variety, inclusivity, togetherness and homegrown expertise felt all through the week. If solely each pageant may very well be just a little extra like this”.
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