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Øya Festival announces The National, Big Thief, The Smile and more for their 25th anniversary

04 December 2023, 11:35 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Norway’s Øya Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary at Oslo’s Tøyenparken from 7-10 August 2024. The festival has just announced its second wave of artists including The National, Big Thief, The Smile and more.

Having already unveiled Pulp and PJ Harvey as its first headliners for 2024, Øya’s line-up now grows in stature with the confirmation of headliners Queens of the Stone Age and Gabrielle.

Øya’s stacked line-up now also adds a medley of international acts, including: supergroup The Smile, comprising Radiohead pair Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood with drummer Tom Skinner (Sons of Kemet); Brooklyn-based rockers Big Thief; The National; Loyle Carner; IDLES; and The Kills, currently in the midst of a fresh resurgence with God Games - their first album in seven years.

Also confirmed for 2024: Nia Archives; electronic duo Overmono, vanguard of London’s nu-jazz scene Yussef Dayes; Canadian alt-rockers Alvvays; and Yaya Bey.

It is a festival that has been informed by progressive ideals from the very beginning, not only earning an enviable reputation as the world’s greenest festival, but also by programming a 50/50 gender split of artists which blends global stars, next wave talent, and the finest breaking Norwegian artists

Week passes are priced at 3,964 NOK (approximately £292) for adults and 2,009 NOK (£148) for youth tickets, which are valid for those aged between 12-17. Individual day tickets are 1,354-1,454 NOK (£99-£107).

Øya Festival will return to Oslo's Tøyenparken from 7-10 August. Visit for tickets and more information.

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