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’.
Joining Lykke Li for Øya 2018 is Patti Smith, whose combination of ground-breaking music, insightful lyrics and a fiercely independent spirit guarantees that she’s as inspiring a force as ever.
Also confirmed are Grizzly Bear, and self-styled American hip-hop ‘boy band’ BROCKHAMPTON. Plus Chelsea Wolfe, Sleaford Mods, and the hotly-tipped eight-piece buzz band Superorganism.
Each year Øya acts a springboard for home-grown Norwegian talent, showcasing them to a wider international audience, and 2018 will be no exception to this rule. Acts include Sivert Høyem, Paradise and Tønes.
Elsewhere, there’s a smattering of sounds from the nation’s diverse musical scenes, including experimental electro-pop (Smerz), home-grown rap (Store P) and sprawling psychedelia (Dig Deeper).
Øya takes place in Oslo, Norway, from August 7th – 11th 2018. Tickets for Øya Festival 2018 on sale now.