The weather is getting warmer and with that comes festivals and outdoor events. Since we at Hippi Grace are located in Norway, Oslo we’ve made a little list of festivals and musical events going on in Oslo as well as a few in the rest of the country. Check it out, along with our tips on festival bags(;
The first festival season kicks off this Saturday, June 1st with Musikkens Dag!
All around Oslo, but also in Stavanger and Bergen, on different stages throughout the city there are concerts of all genres all day long! During events, festivals, concerts of amusement parks or whatever it may be, keeping your essentials close and safe is important. See below Team Hippi Grace festival favorites!
The Swedish clothing giant H&M is hosting a festival, H&M Loves Music at the Vulkan Aarea in Oslo this Saturday, which is FREE and from 2-8pm all ages, after 8 the concerts continues inside at Vulkan Arena and since they serve alcohol the age limit is 18! A lot of good artists playing at this event, here are the headliners; Arif, Emma Steinbakken, Ruben, Amanda Tenfjord, Royane, and Sløtface.
Other stages for Musikkens Dag is; Dattera Til Hagen, Blå, Bruket, Kafé Hærverk, Jaeger, Justisen, Youngs, SALT, Prindsen Hage og Uhørt.
PIPFEST – Piknik i Parken, Sofienbergsparken, June 13-15
Maybe the coziest festival out there? Madrugada, The 1975, The Streets, Tallest Man on Earth, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Matt Corby – solid lineup over the course of three days. At Piknik i Parken it isn’t just concerts, there is music quiz, yoga, silent disco, wine tasting and more!
Over Oslo – Grefsenkollen, June 19-22
This festival is on the top of Oslo and is guaranteed a good time with 3 different food stands providing solid hot dogs and burgers from Strøm Larsen etc., and to quench your thirst there are 9 bars there for you.
Starting on Wednesday June 19th, all of Norway’s favorite Sondre Justad, as well as Thomas Dybdahl, Laleh, No.4 and more are kicking off the festival overlooking the city of Oslo.
Thursday, 20th – Toto, Ida Jenshus, The Proclaimers and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ++
Friday, 21st – Beth Hart, Boney M., Pretendes, Bigbang and Lissie++
Saturday 22nd, – Klovner i Kamp, Dagny, Turbonegro, Lemaitre, Lisa Ekdahl ++
There are free shuttlebusses departing every 10 minutes from Storo Senter to the festival area wed-sat 2:30-6:30pm. Møller Bil Ensjø and Audi is also offering free rides in their electric cars for the occasion, 5-8pm Wed-Friday. OR you could walk for 45minutes from Storo krysset(;
Hove Festivalen – Arendal, June 28-29
At the festival down south in Norway, in Arendal and Tromøya, you’ll get a taste of indie, pop, metal, hip hop and electronic music, as well as different camp areas.
Friday June 22nd – Jason Derulo, Ina Wroldsen, Bernhoft & The Fashion Bruises, Anna of the North++
Saturday June 23rd – Robin Schultz, Klovner I Kamp, Amanda Delara, Alesso, Skaar ++
Skånevik Bluesfestival – Skånevik, 4-6 Juli
A long weekend on the west side of Norway with good ol’ blues music! Morten Abel and The September When is taking over the stage at Skånevik Bluesfestival, as well as Hjerteslag, +Live+, Sondre Justad, Stages Dolls, Dana Fuchs, Ladies Ballbreaker, Never the Bride, Pat McManus ++The festival is offering two camps with electricity, showers and security.
Palmesus – Kristiansand, 5-6th July
The lineup for what they call the larges beach party in Scandinavia takes place in south of Norway, and the lineup is impressive as well; Macklemore, Signrid, Alan Walker, The Chainsmokers, Marmello, Unge Ferrari, Highasakite
Moldejazz – Molde, 15th-20th July
With 9 different venues and stages it is surely going to be a lively time in the city of Molde during jazzfest. Here are some of the artist performing during the six days of jazz; Steinar Raknes & The Stillhouse Band, Marcus Miller/Laid Black Tour, Adam Douglas, Trondheim Jazzorkester with Alf Hulbækmo, Madrugada, Gåte, Luke Elliot, Dagny and Blood Sweat and Tears.
ØYA festivalen – Oslo, Tøyenparken, 7-10th August
Leave your car at home, take the subway right to the park or take your bike to this event. Parts of this festival is family friendly, find the tent with activities for kids, but this is only
daytime of course. Night time is for grown ups! In total 11 different stages, and 5 of them being for Øyanatt; here are a few of the performers: Robyn, Tame Impala, Sigrid, Unge Ferrari, The Cure, James Blake, Erykah Badu +++
There are a lot of good live music playing especially during summer, in the capital and other cities. Not only a bunch of festivals, but concerts too. If you are in Oslo there is a good overview of all the happenings on www.visitoslo.no
We hope you get to enjoy as much live music as possible this summer!
Be sure to check it out www.hippigrace.no for bags for any occasion you may stumble upon.
Happy summer from us to you,
-Team Hippi Grace