August’s highlight, the Øya festival, is fast approaching.
Oslo’s loyal festival audience is gearing up for one of the summer’s highlights: The Øya Festival 2010. The sold-out festival which also draws a considerable international media/music industry delegation features a lineup that includes acts such as Motorpsycho, Pavement, Big Boi, Roby, the Flaming Lips, Serena Maneesh, Air, Ingrid Olava, Yeasayer, Susanne Sundfør, Purified in Blood, Shining and Lindstrøm & Christabelle to name but a few.
Drowned in Sound has a great feature on its site. ’ Who To See: Industry tips on Norwegian acts at Øya 2010’ gives you the lowdown on what Norwegian acts a selection of UK music industry execs are eager to check out.
NME.com is also running an extensive pre-Øya coverage with lots of editorial info as well as a free mixtape featuring a selection of the festival programme. Check it out here:
The full Øya 2010 programme can be found here.