The festival, which runs between August 9 and 13, is so far set to be headlined by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on the Thursday (11) and Aurora on the Saturday (13).
— Øyafestivalen (@oyafestival) November 10, 2021
Øya was nominated in the Best Small Festival category at the NME Awards 2020. In a five-star review of the event’s 2019 edition, NME’s Andrew Trendell wrote: “It’s clean, it’s green, it’s chilled, it’s inclusive — and it all adds up to an infectious vibe […] This is what all festivals could be like.”
Speaking to NME in July, the artist revealed that ‘The Gods We Can Touch’ (out January 21) wouldn’t be dealing in “doom, gloom, COVID and horror”, but would instead be “more playful and fun” while still “representing a lot of things that bother me with society and our history”.