Øya, Oh Boy-A!

No rest for the weary! Got back from Chi city late last night, and today I’m on a flight to Oslo (that’s Norway, y’all!) to cover the Øya Festival. Got LOST Season 2 on the PowerBook, 60 GB on the iPod, and books a plenty for the journey; what I don’t have is an awareness of over half of the bands playing!

Hear great things about this Morrissey guy — so I guess I’ll check him out — but if you have any other suggestions for coverage (or sights to see), lemme know. And if any ‘Gum readers are gonna be there and want to meet up, send an e-mail to tips at stereogum dot com. We can grab a beer (I hear they’re only twelve bucks!).

Festivalen lineup after the hoppe.

!!! (US)
120 Days
Adam Beyer (SE)
Adjagas
Aksel Naas & His Notorious Brothers
All That And A Bag Of Chips
Amadou & Mariam (ML)
Andrew Weatherall (UK)
Anita Lixel (AU)
The Apple Falls
Ariane
Astroburger
Band Of Horses (US)
Baunen
The Beat Tornados feat. The Fleshotica Dancers
Beck (US)
Binärpilot
Black Debbath
Black Mountain (CA)
Bonk
Bookhouse
Brakes (UK)
Brut Boogaloo
Cables
The Captain & Me
Casiokids
The Cheaters
Checksum Bad
Chris Lee
Christer Knutsen & Sacred Hearts
Cocktail Slippers
Cold War Kids (US)
Cortina
The Cramps (US)
The Cumshots
Darkside Of The Force
Deadends
Deaf Center
The Dears (CA)
Desperado
dEUS (BE)
Diamond Nights (US)
DinoSau
DiskJokke & Vinny
DiskJokke & Vinny
Don’t Cry Wolf
DSOE
DumDum Boys
El Cuero
Enslaved
The Fabolous Lightbulb Society
Faircastle Four
The Fall (UK)
Fandens Fjeldaper
Freeform Five (UK)
Freeshine
G-Ha & Olanskii
G-ha & Olanskii
G-ha & Olanskii
Girl From Saskatoon
Gisli
Gjerstad Funk- og Fiskarlag
The Goo Men
Gothminister
The Grand Atlantic Motel
Grand Café
Grand Island
Hanne Hukkelberg
Hard Bargain Band
Harmonica
Harphie
Harpoona
Harry’s Gym
Heroes & Zeros
High On Fire (US)
Hillborn Desperados
The Holstein United Bluegrass Boys
Hot Chip (UK)
Hurra Torpedo
Hystereo
Ila Auto
In Vein
In_zekT
Ingrid Olava
Jackman
Jaga Jazzist
Johnny Hide
Karpe Diem
Katzenjammer
Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) + Steve Reid (UK/US)
KILLL
Kim Hiorthøy
The Knife (SE)
Knutsen & Ludvigsen and The Train Conductors
LEGS 11
Les Savy Fav (US)
Liars (US)
Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas
The Loch Ness Mouse
Los Plantronics
Love Is All (SE)
The Low Frequency In Stereo
Lukas Kasha
Magenta
Magnus Eliassen
Magnus Hængsle
The Mainliners (SE)
Margfolket
Marit Larsen
Midlake (US)
Miles Hansen
Mohammed
Monomen
Moonpedro & The New Farm Orchestra
Morningwood (US)
Morrissey (UK)
Moskva Show Band (NO/RU)
Motorpsycho
Mourning Leaves
Mungolian Jet Set
My Midnight Creeps
N-ice
Nephew (DK)
The New Violators
Next Life
Noxagt
Ost & Kjex
Ping
The Pipettes (UK)
Pirate Love
Plywood
Ponas
The Pop
Prins Nitram (DK)
Rex Rudi
Rockettothesky
The Ruiners (US)
Rumble In Rhodos
Ryfylke
Sacred
Sally Suicide
Samuel Jackson Five
The School
Serena Maneesh
Shit City
Silence The Foe
Silje Hrafa
Silver
Single Unit
Sirka Ragnar
The Smoothies
Snow Patrol (UK)
Spank Rock (US)
Spektrum (UK)
Spoonful of Blues
Spunk
Stereo 21
Sternklang
Subway Safari
Sunshine
Susanna & The Magical Orchestra
Teddy Trigger & the Gatling Guns
Tellusalie
Thee Mono Sapiens
Thomas Danger
Tina Dico (DK)
Todd Terje & Dølle Jølle
Torch
Toy (NO/UK)
Tralala (US)
Truls Heggero
The Turns
The Twilight Singers (US)
The Twistaroos
Twomass
The Upstrokes
The White Birch
White Lord Jesus
White Rose Movement (UK)
The Whitest Boy Alive (NO/DE)
WOM
The Wrens (US)
x.lover
Yoko Ono (US)
Zensor
Årabrot