After a two-year hiatus, Oslo hosted the twenty first yr of Øya Pageant 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’ve gotten the choice of taking a morning swim within the postcard-worthy fjords?) Nevertheless, the lineup was additionally stuffed with dwelling crew 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 very best place to discover a new favourite. Try our gallery to see snaps of a few of our favourite Norwegian acts.
(All photographs by Laura Studarus)