Jessie Ware & Janelle Monae Join the Oya Festival line up!

Jessie Ware and Janelle Monae play Oya Festival Norway 2024

Now two of organisers favorite artists are ready for Oya Festival on August 8th. Both delivered very strong albums last year, and both are concert attractions that everyone should catch at least once.

Neither JESSIE WARE nor JANELLE MONÁE have played in Norway for many years, so organisers are looking forward to two very happy reunions. The latter has a very special relationship with Oya, she has played the festival every time she has taken major career steps over the past 16 years!

Other confirmed Thursday artists are THE NATIONAL, RAYE, ANDRÉ 3000, SLOWDIVE, ELLA MARIE, OVERMONO, JOY ORBISON, ANDREAS RØYSUM ENSEMBLE, ORIONS BELTE, HOLLY HUMBERSTONE, ALVVAYS, SWANK MAMI, ENGLISH TEACHER, YUNÈ PINKU and KRISTI BRUD.

Songwriter, producer, artist, author, fashion icon and actress JANELLE MONÁE released her first album in five years last year and received Grammy nominations for Album of the Year and R&B Album of the Year. The Age of Pleasure contains elements of, among other things, reggae and Afrobeat, which blend gracefully into her expression.

It is no secret that she is a big favorite at the Øya office. Organisers brought her to Oslo in 2008, for her first concert outside the USA. In addition, she played in 2011 and 2014, each time as an increasingly big name. Now they are delighted that she is joining their 25th anniversary celebrations as a headliner.

JESSIE WARE is, quite deservedly, seen as one of the strongest artists in British pop, disco and R&B. She has been able to develop her talent through her own releases and a large number of very different collaborations. The debut album Devotion came in 2012, and was very well received.

What’s Your Pleasure from 2020 was a major artistic and commercial boost. It was followed up by successful performances indoors and on festival stages in the UK. Last year, That! Feels Good!, which is characterized by joy and energy. All of her five albums have reached the top ten in her home country.

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