Röyksopp to perform at The Øya Festival

Torbjørn Brundtland (left) and Svein Berge.

Röyksopp will be playing one of their few 2009 gigs in the Medieval Park during the Øya Festival (Aug. 11 – 15). When Norway’s biggest electronica success ever hits the stage on Saturday August 15, it’ll be six years since the last time they played to the Øya audience.

You’ve probably heard the new single “Happy Up Here” on the radio. On March 23 the new album, “Junior” came out. As on previous occasions, they have been joined by a dream team of guest singers. You should look forward to hearing Röyksopp together with Robyn, Lykke Li, Anneli Drecker and Karin Dreijer (The Knife).

Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge are from electronica stronghold Tromsø and began their cooperation as Röyksopp in the late 90s. After a while they moved to Bergen and set up shop there. In 2001 they made their album debut with the giant success Melody A.M., which made them stars on several continents. The album seemed to work in just about every context and was played at parties, in stores, at clubs, in commercials, at the hairdresser’s, on the radio, in cafés, etc. In other words, this album played an important part in bringing Norwegian quality electronica out to a large audience, both back here at home and internationally. In Norway it spent an impressive 61 weeks on the album chart. It went to Top Ten in Great Britain, which the follow-up The Understanding also almost did.

In Norway the guys have been honored with five Norwegian Grammies and four Alarm Awards. In 2009 they’ll consolidate their position on the international electronica scene, and there’s no reason to stay at home when Röyksopp celebrates it all in the Medieval Park.

For more information visit Oyafestivalen.com

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