Tag: Sommerøya

[Interview] André Bratten

André Bratten is one of Norway’s leading artists in terms of electronic music. We caught up with him at Sommerøya, and spoke about everything from black metal to Prins Thomas. We’re sitting in a small tent behind one of Sommerøya’s two stages. It’s the only electronic music festival that caters to solely underground music in the entire country. André is well spoken, and seems the perfect person to shed some light on the mysteriousness of Norwegian electronic music. Growing up in Norway, how did you first get in touch with electronic music? Oslo is 100% black metal, there’s no recordshops ... Read more

What Happens When 30 People Live Jam On A 10.000-Year-Old Hill Overlooking Oslo

10.000BC, a small, winding path leading up the Ekeberg is being travelled by hunters & gatherers. Fast forward a rough 12.000 years and this same road now leads up an extra 115m of elevation and is now being travelled by festival revellers who follow the luring soundwaves of Oslo’s only electronic music festival; Sommerøya. Situated on the side of the Ekeberg, overlooking Oslo with seemingly endless sunsets accompanying its diverse line-up of local and international artists. Boutique Festival Sommerøya is comparatively small. It has 2 stages close to each other. One main stage, and one with the focus on the ... Read more

Premiere: Skatebård – Early Mornings (Sommerøya Edit)

Skatebård is a Norwegian DJ & Producer of all things electronic. His catalogue oscillates between emotional techno, neo-italo, electro from an alternative future and a Scando-cosmic reinterpretation of pure Detroitian house, releasing on labels like Digitalo Enterprises / Kompakt, Radius Records, Supersoul Recordings, Tellè Records, Keys of Life Finland, Luna Flicks, Totally and Sex Tags Mania. Now, Skatebård drops his latest track – ‘Early Mornings’ as part of Sommerøya‘s V/A compilation, which also features work from Fredrik Bekkaasen, Bjørn Svin, and Christian Tilt. A veteran of the Norwegian festival (find all details on 2017 edition below), Skatebård’s offering here is ... Read more

Sommerøya Brings Two Days Of Music, Art & Culture To Norway’s Iconic Salt Arena

Norway’s one and only outdoor festival Sommerøya returns 18 – 19 August in a new location with a handful of the world’s best acts along for the ride. Located in the SALT ARENA, with several giant Arctic pyramids rising 12 meters into the sky, the new space will feature both outdoor and indoor stages. The unique wooden structures are traditional fish-drying racks which is a big part of the Norwegian heritage. The space will feature a multi disciplinary art program consisting of 20 curated artists and groups providing lectures, panel debates, tech-talks, debates and more surprises. Music-wise, Sommerøya will bring ... Read more