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Review: Øyafestivalen 2018 – the summer’s best line up

After stealing my heart five years ago, returning to Norway for my first Øyafestivalen felt long overdue. Flying over Norway is indescribable – like looking down over the setting for a fairytale. Glistening lakes, enchanted forests and roads that seem to stretch to nowhere.

Øyafestivalen is Norway’s renowned music festival that takes place at the beautiful Tøyenparken Park, a short tube journey from the centre of the capital. Oslo is often referred to as the “live capital” of Scandinavia since they have more than twice as many yearly shows as Stockholm and Copenhagen combined. Øyafestivalen offered the world’s best line up this summer and we defo had to experience it.

Aker River

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Øyafestival 2018 top picks & playlist

Øyafestivalen is Norway’s major music festival taking place from 7 – 11 August. Held at Tøyenpark in Norway’s capital of Oslo, the acclaimed festival returns in 2018 with headline sets from Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Lykke Li, Patti Smith and native Cezinando.

Despite being a small city with its 650,000 people, Oslo is a bustling city with a vibrant music scene. Oslo is often mentioned as the “live capital” of Scandinavia. Øya 2018 celebrates the best from the Norwegian scene, paired with international headliners and acts you can’t see all over Europe this summer. Here are our top picks from the Norwegian talent.

Thea & The Wild

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Øya Festival 2018 :: LINE UP :: Lykke Li, Patti Smith…

Norway’s premier music festival Øya returns next summer to the beautiful Tøyenparken, Oslo from August 7th – 11th 2018.

Leading the first line up announcement is Friday night headliner Lykke Li. Sweden’s pop songstress returns to the festival four years after the release of her critically adored third album ‘I Never Learn’.

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