More concerts and music festivals are coming up in Norway, and summer is peak time. One of the country’s biggest festivals starts in Oslo today.
The first edition of the Oslo Live Festival began in 2008 at Kontraskjæret. According to the organizers themselves, their main reason behind it was to make a new festival in the capital when they founded it two years ago, and create great musical interest. The event is growing in popularity, attracting almost 30,000 last year.
Oslo Live Festival provides four days of various musical genres, mostly electronic, rock, and hip hop. In my mind, it’s a perfect event for everyone who’s into new sounds and tones. Moreover the festival promotes diversity, ranging from the famous bands, right down to the newcomers.
Here are a few of the great bands playing this year:
Crystal Castels – Canadian band which plays experimental, electronic music. The group is popular for their chaotic, theatrical and psychedelic shows. They’ve released two studio albums, and given a big number of concerts in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia. Members of band: Alice Glass-vocal, Ethan Kath-instruments, Christopher Chartrand as an additional live member.
Johnossi – Swedish, rock duo consisting of John Engelbert and Oskar Bonde. Their lyrical music is very guitar-based with a of variety styles of music including rock, post punk. They’ve given out a few albums, the latest one called “Mavericks, released by Universal UK in 2010.
Kent – Famous Swedish alternative rock band founded in 1990, nowadays one of the most respected and influential rock bands in Sweden. They’ve recorded some nice studio albums and received several music awards. Their music gives you a feeling of particular Scandinavian melancholy, mixed with soaring guitar and pristine melodies. Definitely the masters of a unique, “Kent” sound. Members: Joakim Berg, Sami Sirviö, Markus Mustonen, Martin Sköld.
Price:Day ticket: Kr 200
Pass: Kr 750
Program/ Main stage14.07:
In Frames (Sweden)- 21.45
Danko Jones (Canada) - 19.45
Audrey Home (Norway) - 18.00
Scissor Sisters (USA) - 21.45
Crystal Castles (Canada) - 19.45
Mungolian Jetset (Norway) - 18.00
Kent (Sweden) - 21.45
Sivert Høyem (Norway) - 19.45
Johnossi (Sweden) - 18.00
Bun B (USA)-18.00
Chiddy Bang (USA)- 19.45
Joddski ( Norway)- 18.00
You’ll find more information about the concerts on the official website.