Boygenius, Blur, Pusha T, Susanne Sundfør join stacked Øya 2023 line-up

Blur join fellow headliners Wizkid, Håkan Hellström, and Sigrid

Boygenius, Blur, Pusha T, Susanne Sundfør are some of the latest names to join Øya festival’s stacked 2023 line-up.

The acts will perform between August 8 and August 12 at Oslo’s Tøyenparken for the Norwegian festival’s 23rd edition.

Also announced in Øya’s latest wave of acts are: Ayra Starr, Dry Cleaning, Uncle Waffles, Liv.e, Boldy James & The Alchemist, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Oxlade, Billy Strings, Snail Mail, Domi & JD Beck, Balming Tiger, Lars Vaular, Dina Ögon, Fangst, Tigerstate, Bigbang, Malin Pettersen, and Valkyrien Allstars.


SigridDevo, FKA Twigs, Caroline PolachekShygirlAmyl And The Sniffers, Obongjayar and TV GIRL were last year announced for this year’s festival.

Boygenius. CREDIT: Harrison Whitford

Wizkid will headline Wednesday, August 9, while Blur will top the bill on Thursday, August 10. Swedish singer-songwriter Håkan Hellström is set to headline on Friday, August 11, while Sigrid will close the festival on Saturday, August 12.

Øya will again feature a 50/50 split between male and female artists while also supporting an “environmentally friendly and sustainable ethos that’s applied to every element of its organisation”. The event first achieved the gender-balanced line-up in 2017 and has maintained it ever since.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.

Blur performing at Ireland’s Electric Picnic festival in 2015. Credit: Debbie Hickey/Getty Images.


In December last year Øya received the 2022 national award for best Eco-Lighthouse in the SMB-market in Norway, across all industries.

Per a press release, the Eco-Lighthouse (Miljøfyrtårnet in Norwegian) certification is “Norway’s most widely known environmental management system for the last 20 years, with nearly 9000 businesses certified”.

“They have had the certification since 2004, with yearly reporting and a recertification process every third year. The award is given to Øya for its long standing work within sustainability, and for continuing to push boundaries, explore new solutions and collaborate to make the festival industry more circular.”

The Norwegian event has established itself as one of the world’s greenest festivals, leading to accolades from the European Festival Awards and the AGF (A Greener Festival) Awards.

The site operates free of fossil fuels, with 98 per cent of its power being renewable and all construction machinery being run on biofuel. The progressive approach is also applied to everything from recycling (75 per cent of all waste is recycled, having been sorted by hand) to travel (98 per cent of attendees arrive by bike, foot or public transport).

Aurora at Øya 2022. Credit: Helge Brekke
Aurora at Øya 2022. Credit: Helge Brekke

Reviewing the 2022 edition Øya Festival, NME‘s Andrew Trendell described it as “the fest of the future” and a “summer party of green issues and inclusivity” in a five-star review.

The review continued to say that closing headliner Aurora did “exactly what it says on the tin, ending a set that reflects the celebration of mother nature, diversity, inclusivity, togetherness and homegrown talent felt throughout the week. If only every festival could be a little more like this”.

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