First acts announced for Øya

Stormzy, Foals and Lush are amongst the acts planned to appear at the Norwegian festival

Oslo’s Øya festival (which we went to last year and thoroughly enjoyed) is back in 2016.

Amongst the first wave of announcements are Stormzy, the grime MC, Beats 1 DJ and self-proclaimed “biggest thing ever to come out of Croydon”; math-rock experimentalists turned arena-fillers Foals whose Bristol show impressed us very recently; and recently reformed shoegazers Lush who will be returning to the live circuit after a 17-year hiatus. We wrote a guide to why you should care about Lush’s revival here.

Check out the rest of the first announcement over on the website, and see some of the scenes from the 2013 festival above.