After a two-year hiatus, Oslo hosted the twenty first 12 months of Øya Competition final weekend. Headliners included Gorillaz, Florence and the Machine, and Nick Cave—making it really feel like a extra laid-back model of say, Coachella or Governor’s Ball. (Why wouldn’t you wish to attend a music pageant the place you could have the choice of taking a morning swim within the postcard-worthy fjords?) Nonetheless, the lineup was additionally stuffed with residence workforce acts like Sondre Lerche, Jenny Hval, and AURORA. The deep bench of expertise additionally prolonged to acts which have but to enterprise stateside, making Øya the perfect place to discover a new favourite. Try our gallery to see snaps of a few of our favourite Norwegian acts.
(All images by Laura Studarus)