Øya Festival 2011 August 9th-13th
aaamusic | On 17, Jun 2011
Panta Rhei Project and Øya present the world premiere of ‘The Bell Laboratory’ : a new piece of work composed by renowned electronic producer Pantha Du Prince and composer Lars Petter Hagen.
– Additional new festival confirmations include Okkervil River, The Antlers, Glasser, Low and Dj Cassidy
Panta Rhei Project and The Øya Festival are proud to present the world premiere of ‘The Bell Laboratory’, a new piece of work composed by the renowned electronic producer Pantha Du Prince and composer Lars Petter Hagen.
The idea came to Pantha Du Prince (Hendrik Weber) when he visited Oslo last summer, and the composition process with Lars Petter Hagen has taken place in both Oslo and Berlin over the last six months. ‘The Bell Laboratory, explore bells and melodic percussion, both rhythmic and reverbial, in a work of acoustic percussion for a carillon of 64 bells, backed by four percussionists.
The premiere will be held on Thursday the 11th of August in the Medieval Park, on Øya’s tent stage (Klubben). This will be a unique opportunity to hear some of the most exciting artists within rhythmic electronic and contemporary music, performing together for the first time.
Additionally, Øya is delighted to confirm a host of new US acts for this year’s festival: Okkervil River, The Antlers, Glasser, Low, Dj Cassidy and Endless Boogie.
They join previously confirmed headliners, Kanye West and Pulp, plus other acts including Fleet Foxes, Wiz Khalifa, Lykke Li, Janelle Monáe, Jamie xx, Aphex Twin, Q-Tip and James Blake.
Øya festival is the largest outdoor music festival in Oslo, the capital of Norway and one of the most discerning in Europe.
Øya is held in a medieval park, a picturesque spot surrounded by sandy beaches, the Oslo Fjords, the green Ekeberg Hill and the Oslo skyline. Rooted deep in history, the medieval park is also the place where the capital of Norway was founded a thousand years ago. For 4 days in the middle of August, the Medieval Park in Oslo is transformed into an arena for musical, visual and cross-cultural performances. The Øya Festival is an energetic and symbiotic experience with a unique atmosphere and audience that bares resemblance to no other.
Amidst the festival area of trees, green grass and water, the festival is well equipped with stages, shopping streets and small shops serving food (almost 100% organic and locally sourced) and drink. The site creates an exciting rendezvous between nature and culture, being just a short walk from the city centre of Oslo.
Øya Festival is officially recognised as one of the greenest festivals in Europe, having won the “Greenest Festival in Europe” at the European Festival Awards 2010 and also the ”Green ’n’ Clean” award.