Øya Festival

Music in Sofienberg, Grønland & Tøyen

Øya Festival, the largest rock and indie music festival in Norway, is a green example. The four festival stages are powered through renewable energy, all rubbish is recycled, and – maybe most impressively – the sewage generated by the 16,000 festival-goers is converted into bio-fuel to fuel the buses taking people between central Oslo and the festival grounds.

The Øya Festival attracts some of the biggest names in the rock and indie scene, with performers at the 2017 festival including the Pixies, Lana del Ray, Feist, Mac de Marco, Roy Ayers and Young MA, as well as many others. In addition, there are all the normal festival sideshows.