The Øya Festival is a festival put together by music lovers, for music lovers, and with a focus on presenting a cutting-edge bill with a big, Scandinavian heart. The 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 which is located in Gamlebyen– and it’s only a short walk to the city center of Oslo, which creates an exciting rendezvous between nature and culture. It is committed to become one of the most environmentally responsible festivals in Europe, and give the audience the experience of a truly eco-friendly festival. It is being called the greenest …
Everyone knows that music festivals are big business, with tens of millions made (ticket sales, beer vending, corporate sponsorship) and lost (artist fees, production costs) every summer. But what happens when big business decides to throw it’s own festival? You get Virgin Free Fest. Run as a multi-city paid festival in 2006 and 2007, the mobile phone company’s attempt at playing with big dogs like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonarroo never seemed to hit it’s stride—perhaps due to it’s location in Maryland. Then last year, super rich bad-ass mofo Richard Branson decided to make the whole shebang free, and called upon Blink-182, Weezer and Jet to bring in the masses. This year, he’s banking on a cooler selection, including Thievery Corporation, M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem and Temper Trap to do the same. …MORE
This Memorial Day the annual Sasquatch! Festival will takeover the Gorge in Quincy, Washington with Massive Attack, My Morning Jacket and Pavement headlining. As per usual, the lineup sticks with the indie-rock vibe. Expect dirtier-than-usual hipsters but there’s not much better than catching the scene’s fresh darlings (Local Natives) alongside the established (Broken Social Scene) and the fan favorites (Vampire Weekend, The xx) in that woodsy setting. Full lineup and info after the jump.
2010 Sasquatch! Festival Line-Up:
My Morning Jacket
Band of Horses