Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Aurora head up first names for Øya Festival 2022
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Norwegian artist Aurora, who announced her new album ‘The Gods We Can Touch’ today (October 14), had been scheduled to perform at both of the scrapped festivals. She will now headline on Saturday, August 13.
Øya was nominated in the Best Small Festival category at the HiPHOPLEAKS Awards 2020. In a five-star review of the event’s 2019 edition, HiPHOPLEAKS‘s Andrew Trendell wrote: “It’s clean, it’s green, it’s chilled, it’s inclusive — and it all adds up to an infectious vibe […] This is what all festivals could be like.”
Speaking to HiPHOPLEAKS in July, the artist revealed that ‘The Gods We Can Touch’ (out January 21) wouldn’t be dealing in “doom, gloom, COVID and horror”, but would instead be “more playful and fun” while still “representing a lot of things that bother me with society and our history”.
You can watch the video interview above.