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GenreMusic Festival
Date(s)Mid August
Begins6 August 2019 (2019-08-06)
Ends10 August 2019 (2019-08-10)
Years active1999 – present

Øyafestivalen is an annual Norwegian music festival held in the Tøyen Park, Oslo. It has grown quickly since its modest start in 1999 and has become one of Norway's biggest and most important music festivals [1].

The festival has previously featured musicians like Sonic Youth, Iggy and The Stooges, Arctic Monkeys, Babyshambles, Morrissey and Beck.

The festival lasts for four days in the main park area, and is preceded by a club night where the festival holds concerts in more or less all of Oslo's central clubs.


For the first two years, the festival was held on Kalvøya, near Sandvika just outside Oslo. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the same festival as the old Kalvøyafestivalen, which was also held at Kalvøya.

After its first two years at Kalvøya, the festival was in 2001 moved to Middelalderparken in downtown Oslo, making it more of a central festival [2]. More than 80 bands played in the park in 2009.

Then, in 2014, as construction works made it impossible to hold the festival in Middelalderparken, it was moved to the Tøyen Park.[1]


Year Visitors Artists and bands
1999 1.200 Big Bang (NO), Bronco Busters (NO), Cato Salsa Experience (NO), Gluecifer (NO), Jaga Jazzist (NO), Madrugada (NO), Midnight Choir (NO), P.I.K.E (NO), Palace of Pleasure (NO), Ricochets (NO), We (NO)
2000 4.000 The Soundtrack Of Our Lives (SE), Kings Of Convenience (NO), Number Seven Deli (NO), Emily Lang (NO), Gluecifer, Cloroform (NO), Briskeby (NO), Asian Dub Foundation (UK), Amulet (NO), Planet Derrick
2001 7.500 Blonde Redhead (US), Danko Jones (CA), The Hives (SE), Cato Salsa Experience, Warlocks (NO), Backyard Babies (SE), Silver (NO), Team Spirit (NO), Faze Action Live (NO), Frank Znort Quartet (NO), Thulsa Doom (NO)
2002 16.000 Motorpsycho (NO), The New Pornographers (CA), Nancy Sinatra (US), Will Oldham aka Bonnie Prince Billy (US), St. Etienne (UK) Kaizers Orchestra (NO), Supervixen (NO), Ralph Myers and the Jack Herren Band (NO), Spiritualized (UK), Gatas Parlament (NO)
2003 24.000 Calexico (US), Mogwai (UK), Yeah Yeah Yeahs (US), The International Tussler Society, Cinnamoon, Mando Diao (SE), Röyksopp (NO), Sister Rain (NO), Thomas Dybdahl (NO), Turbonegro (NO), The Mormones (No), Union Carbide Productions (SE)
2004 38.000 Air (FR), The Streets (UK), Your Enemies Friends (US), Lemonheads (US), Velvet Revolver (US), Mark Lanegan Band (US), Underbyen (DK), The Unicorns (CAN), Kim Hiortøy, The National Bank, Pleasure, Amulet, Animal Alpha
2005 45.000 Wolf Parade (CA) Sonic Youth (US), Dinosaur Jr (US), Madrugada, Franz Ferdinand (UK), Fischerspooner (US), Hot Hot Heat (CAN), Death From Above 1979 (CAN) Babyshambles (UK), DeLillos, Datarock, Paperboys, Shining, El Caco
2006 50.000 Brut boogaloo[2] (NO) Yoko Ono (US), Beck (US), Morrissey (UK) Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet m/ Steve Reid (UK/US), Hot Chip (UK), Les Savy Fav (US), Black Mountain (CA), dEUS (BE), Heroes and Zeros, 120 Days, The Whitest Boy Alive, Motorpsycho, The Fall (UK), The Cramps (US), Enslaved
2007 73.000 …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (US), The Jesus and Mary Chain (UK), Devendra Banhart (US), Primal Scream (UK), Tool (US), Familjen (SE), Justice (FR), Rockettothesky, Thomas Dybdahl m/KORK, Bare Egil Band, Roky Erickson (US), Anja Garbarek, Woven Hand (US), Tinariwen (ML), Susanne Sundfør, Melvins (US), Ida Maria, Boredoms (JP)
2008 77.500 Sigur Rós (IS), José Gonzáles (SE), Mogwai (UK), Iron & Wine (US), N*E*R*D (US), Fleet Foxes (US), Booka Shade (DE), Sonic Youth (US), The National (US), Cut Copy (AU), Yeasayer (US), Lykke Li (SE), Okkerville River (US), My Bloody Valentine (UK), Casiokids, Turbonegro, Tommy Tokyo & Starving For My Gravy, Janelle Monáe (US)
2009 85.000 Arctic Monkeys (UK), Rise Against (US), Lily Allen (UK), Wilco (US), Doves (UK), Vampire Weekend (US), Röyksopp, Band of Horses (US), Crystal Castles (CA), Florence and The Machine (UK), Grizzly Bear (US), Mew (DK), Beach House (US), Jay Reatard (US), bob hund (SE) Bon Iver (US), Thåström (SE), Datarock, Ulver, Beirut (US), Madness (UK), Fever Ray (SE), Junior Boys (CA), Jaga Jazzist, Ladyhawke (NZ), Glasvegas (UK), Kråkesølv, The Bronx (US), Satyricon, John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen
2010 85.000 Air (FR), The Flaming Lips (US), LCD Soundsystem (US), Motorpsycho, M.I.A (UK), Pavement (US), The National (US), La Roux (UK), Iggy & The Stooges (US), Robyn (SE), Four Tet (UK), The XX (UK), The Specials (UK), Caribou (CA), Yeasayer (US), Converge (US), Miike Snow, Broken Bells (US), The Whip (UK), The Gaslight Anthem (US), Against Me! (US), Paul Weller (UK), Panda Bear (US), Big Boi (US), Surfer Blood (US), Jónsi (IS), Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O, Moddi, Shining, Serena Maneesh, Karpe Diem
2011 N/A Kanye West (US), Fleet Foxes (US), Aphex Twin (UK), Pulp (UK), Lykke Li (SE), Håkan Hellström (SE), Kaizers Orchestra (NO), Wiz Khalifa (US), Eye Emma Jedi (NO)
2012 N/A Florence and the Machine (UK), Björk (IS), The Stone Roses (UK), Refused (SE), Bon Iver (US), Ane Brun, Feist (CA), ASAP Rocky (US)
2013 N/A Blur (UK), Kendrick Lamar (US), Kraftwerk (DE), The Knife (SE), Tame Impala (AU), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (CA), Rodriguez (US), Cat Power (US), Solange (US), Local Natives (US), James Blake (UK), Beach House (US), Disclosure (UK), Slayer (US)
2014 N/A Todd Terje (NO), OutKast (US), Queens of the Stone Age (US), Röyksopp & Robyn (NO/SE), The National (US), Janelle Monáe (US), Slowdive (UK), Thomas Dybdahl, Stein Torleif Bjella, Neutral Milk Hotel (US), Deafheaven (US), Darkside (US), Blood Orange (UK), Omar Souleyman (SY), Joey Badass (US), Bombino (NG), The Julie Ruin (US), Jonathan Wilson (US), King Midas, Highasakite
2015 N/A Wednesday: Chic feat. Nile Rodgers (US), In Flames (SE), The War on Drugs (US), Belle & Sebastian (UK), Sondre Lerche (NO); Thursday: Florence and the Machine (UK), Flying Lotus (US), Ride (UK), Father John Misty (US), Bad Religion (US); Friday: Beck (US), Alt-J (UK), Lars Vaular (NO), Ida Jenshus (NO), Jaga Jazzist (NO); Saturday: Susanne Sundfør (NO), Thåström (SE), Emilie Nicolas (NO), deLillos (NO)
2016 N/A Massive Attack (UK), The Last Shadow Puppets (UK), PJ Harvey (UK), Jamie xx (UK), Eagles of Death Metal (US), Highasakite (NO), New Order (UK), Haim (US), Foals (UK)
2017 18.500 Lana Del Rey (US), Hurray for the Riff Raff (US), Colter Wall (US), Migos (US)
2018 N/A Arctic Monkeys (UK), The Comet is Coming (UK), Brockhampton (US), Grizzly Bear (US), Goldie (UK), Arcade Fire (CAN), Jenny Lewis (US), The Lemon Twigs (US), Phoebe Bridgers (US), King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard (AUS), Wolf Alice (UK), Moses Sumney (US), Sleaford Mods (UK), Yaeji (US), 6lack (US), Fever Ray (SE), High on Fire (US), Kendrick Lamar (US), Behemoth (POL), Lykke Li (SE), Tangerine Dream (GER), St. Vincent (US), Charlotte Gainsbourg (F), Cezinando (NOR), Patti Smith (US)


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