Oya Festival: Oslo’s Number 1 Music Festival What better way to experience the Land of the Midnight Sun than by dancing and rocking it out to sensational music acts during the Oya Festival? Considered one of the best festivals in August from around the world, trip yourself fantastic as awesome bands play late into the […]Oya Festival 2019 Tøyen Park, Helgesens gate 90, 0563 Oslo, Norway Oslo Norway
What better way to experience the Land of the Midnight Sun than by dancing and rocking it out to sensational music acts during the Oya Festival? Considered one of the best festivals in August from around the world, trip yourself fantastic as awesome bands play late into the night while the sun still shines outside.
The Oya Festival takes place every August during the Arctic summer, attracting over 60,000 revelers to party for four days and nights. It’s come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1999, and is now one of the biggest and most important music festivals in Norway. The event opens with a ridiculous club night as a warm up, a city-wide party that takes place in many of the hottest clubs in town. This is followed by several nights of concerts at the main stages in Tøyenparken. Get ready for some serious partying, Norwegian style: after the concerts, more good times await at Oslo’s epic bars and pubs. Both up-and-coming artists and international music legends perform on the various stages, catering to a wide range of musical interests. Past lineups have featured Beck, Queens of the Stone Age, Sonic Youth, Chvrches, and Royksopp to name a few. If you feel like you need a breather, take the time to chill out by treating yourself to healthy food from the organic food stalls, go shop for records, and buy some awesome clothes at the many tents and stalls.
‘The Oya Festival will serve as the soundtrack to an epic trip to Oslo, the perfect excuse for music lovers to visit the Land of the Midnight Sun.’
The event takes place across four stages in Tøyenparken. Festival passes give you entry to the festival area from Wednesday to Saturday, as well as entrance to some concerts during club night. Day passes are also available for certain days at Tøyenparken. Single event passes are sold for club night and nighttime events.
There are no age limits to attend the festival, but you’ll need an ID if you’re 18 and up and want to purchase booze. However, age restrictions may apply at Oslo’s clubs. Kids below 12 can enjoy free admission if accompanied by a paying adult.
Oslo’s world-class public transportation makes getting around a breeze, and it’s a bonus that most of the attractions are accessible by foot or bike. Get a Ruter ticket which is valid for all the public transport systems in town including trams, subways, buses, local trains, and ferries (except the Bygdoy ferry).
For convenience, it’s best to stay in a hotel near the Tøyen metro station. There are several hotels of varying prices nearby. We recommend booking your hotel in advance, because Oslo’s hotels get booked up around the time of the festival.
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Norway is famous for being a city of extremes, but it’s extremely top-notch in everything. Oslo has something to offer everyone of all interests. Less than half an hour away from the city center, you’ll find dream-like dense forests. Indulge your culture vulture by geeking out at the museums.
The city boasts of several excellent eateries catering to a huge range including terrific Nordic cuisine with a twist and local wines. Nightlife here is as elegant as it gets, but Norwegians sure know how to party. Shop till you drop at the painfully hip and gorgeous Grünerløkka district, where you’ll find novelty items and beautiful clothing.
The Oya Festival will happen on August 6-10, 2019.
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