In August every year the Øya Festival it draws around 60,000 music lovers to Oslo's east side, where they can enjoy four days of everything from international stars to up-and-coming artists.
The Club Night on Tuesday, with concerts at many small clubs, serves as a warm-up for the four days in the Tøyen Park festival area.
Wednesday to Saturday you can hear concerts from three stages in the park. If you need a break, you can try some organic food, or go shopping for records, clothes and cartoons from the stalls and tents.
Øya 2014 was held in Tøyenparken for the first time, where the audience could enjoy acts like Queens Of The Stone Age, Outkast, Röyksopp & Robyn, Bryan Ferry and many more.
Artists Øya 2017
Angel Olsen (US), Car Seat Headrest (US), Charlotte Dos Santos (NO), Daniel Kvammen (NO), Hester V75 (NO), Jenny Hval (NO), John Olav Nilsen & Nordsjøen (NO), Julia Jacklin (AU), Lars Vaular (NO), Mac DeMarco (CA), MØ (DK), Sigrid (NO), Silja Sol (NO), Stein Torleif Bjella (NO), The Hellacopters (SE) ...
After the festival area is closed, there are Nighttime Øya events in some of Oslo's clubs.
The festival pass gives free entrance to the festival area Wednesday-Saturday and to most Club Night concerts.
You can buy a day pass for one of the days in Tøyen Park. Some days are often sold out early in the summer.
For the Club Night and Nighttime Øya events, single tickets are sold at each venue.
Tickets at ticketmaster.no
2001-2013 the Øya Festival took place in the Medieval Park, but due to work on the train lines it had to move. So from 2014 the Øya Festival is held in Tøyen Park (Tøyenparken) – still in beautiful green surroundings on Oslo's east side, still near the centre of Oslo.
The Øya Festival took over from the Kalvøya Festival, which was held on the island Kalvøya from 1971 to 1997, with legends like Frank Zappa, Jackson Browne and Nirvana on stage. The new festival appeared in 1999 under the name Øya, which means "island", and the name was kept when the festival moved off the island and into the city in 2001.
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