Øya Festival takes place in Gamlebyen, Oslo, Norway
Øya Festival 2012 dates – 8th to 11th August
ØYA FESTIVAL 2012 – LINE UP
WEDNESDAY 8TH AUGUST
The Stone Roses (Uk), Florence + The Machine (Uk), Susanne Sundfør, Feist (Ca), Sondre Lerche, Yelawolf (Us), Thurston Moore (Us), Bob Mould Plays Copper Blue (Us), Lindstrøm & Todd Terje, Mirror Lakes, Mazzy Star (Us), El Doom And The Born Electric, Kindness (Uk), Willis Earl Beal (Us), Mathias Eick, Friends (Us), Oberhofer (Us), The Good, The Bad And The Zugly, A-Laget
THURSDAY 9TH AUGUST
Björk (Is), Ane Brun, Frank Ocean (Us), A$Ap Rocky (Us), The Afghan Whigs (Us), Lars Vaular, Baroness (Us), Jonas Alaska, St. Vincent (Us), Tamikrest (Ml), John Maus (Us), Haim (Us), Factory Floor (Uk), Håkon Kornstad Tenor Battle, Casa Murilo, Beglomeg, Philco Fiction
FRIDAY 10TH AUGUST
The Black Keys (Us), Refused (Se), Ofwgkta (Us), The Congos + Lee “Scratch” Perry + Max Romeo (Jm), The Devil’s Blood (Nl), Dâm-Funk (Us), Susanna, Mikhael Paskalev, Metronomy (Uk), Nicolaas Jaar Live In Concert (Us), Lightships (Uk), Cloud Nothings (Us), Amund Maarud, Mathias Stubø Band, Young Dreams, Siri Nilsen, Nekromantheon, Bushman’s Revenge
SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST
Karpe Diem, Bon Iver (Us), Sbtrkt (Uk), First Aid Kit (Se), The War On Drugs (Us), Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires (Us), Maya Vik, Ceremony (Us), Årabrot, Martin Hagfors, Sweden, Screaming Females (Us), Highasakite, Reptile Youth (Dk), Sudan Dudan, Death By Unga Bunga, Kaveh, Heyerdahl, Die A Legend
The History of Øya Festival
The Øya Festival is held in what is called the Medieval Park in Oslo, Norway – a beautiful spot surrounded by white, sandy beaches, the Oslo Fjord to the south, and the Oslo skyline to the west. The Medieval Park is also the site on which the capital of Norway was founded a thousand years ago – and it’s only a short walk to the city center of Oslo, which creates an exciting rendezvous between nature and culture.
Some facts about the Øya Festival
The 2002 – 2008 festivals were all sold out in advance!
In 2008 there were 77.500 visitors and not a single arrest!
Øya Festival is the largest and coolest outdoor music festival in Oslo, the capital of Norway.
The Øya Festival is among the group of Norwegian festivals that receives the most media coverage.
The Øya Festival is the first Scandinavian festival boasting 100% organic food.
The Øya Festival is the most environmentally friendly festival in Norway
PREVIOUS FESTIVAL ATTENDANCE NUMBERS
2008: 75.000 (four days) – sold out in advance
2007: 65.000 (four days) – sold out in advance
2006: 50.000 (three days) – sold out in advance
2005: 45.000 (three days) – sold out in advance
2004: 35.000 (three days) – sold out in advance
2003: 25.000 (two days) – sold out in advance
2002: 16.000 (two days) – sold out in advance
2001: 7500 (two days)
2000: 4000 (two days)
1999: 1200 (one day)
Oya Festival Line Up – 2011
Pulp, Kanye West, Warpaint, Matthew Dear, Kvelertak, Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O, 120 Days, Team Me, Phaedra, The Jayhawkes, Comeback Kid (Ca), Ghost (Se), Honey Children, London Ess, Twin Shadow, Turns, Explosions in the Sky, Fleet Foxes, Wiz Khalifa, The Pains of Being Pure of Heart, Bring Me The Horizon, Sandra Kolstad, Ida Jenshus, Wolves Like Us, Razika, Vreid, Lukestar, The Avett Brothers, Håkan Hellström, Janelle Mona, Lykke Li, Trains, Deathcrush, Kyuss Lives!, Jamie XX, Kaizers Orchestra, Rainbow Arabia, Sharon Jones, Dap Kings, Grant Lee Buffalo, Crystal Fighter, Area Baby, Jonas Alaska, Aristillus, Mayer Hawthorne (U.S.), Stone Torleif Bjella, Real Ones, Hilde Marie Kjersem, Mungolian Jet Set, Givers, Kair Arby, OFF, James Blake, Wu Lyf, Fang Island, Mongo Ninja, Hercules And Love Affair and The Budos Band, Noah And The Whale, Rumble In Rhodos