Oslo, the Music-Mad Megacity
Norway’s capital, Oslo is the most populous city of the country. It is the trading point for Norway’s industries, banking and shipping. Talking about the festive perspective, Oslo has a long history in music with its specific festivals, independent recording shops and unusual venues. It’s safe to say that this music-mad city does justice to the music-mad country.
The year round celebrations cater a vivid variety of music genres such jazz, electronic, folk and techno. Oslo beats larger countries of UK, when it comes to organizing the bands and even in terms of environmental qualifications.
Instead of searching for cheap tickets to Oslo’s events, how about free ones? It’s possible during the Granittrock Festival! The best part is, you don’t need to come alone. This liquor-free festival is a family event, in an infinitely large area, literally. Actually, the surrounding forest premises give a lot of open space for the event, and there is no problem even when 20,000 people come attend this mega music fest! One of the major performing bands is the Big Bang, attracting people from around the world.
Around the time of Easter, Norway’s trend is to indulge in skiing across the country and coloring eggs. However, for many, there is a better idea- to paint the city black! Oslo’s Metal Fest, called Inferno is an annual attraction. This featuring fest brings popular performers into town, creating a usual jam at its international airports, where massive numbers of flights to Oslo wait to take landing. Around 40 performing bands make the audience head bang as they perform in this event.
Around mid-June, a four-day concert called Wood Rock Fest is organized at Oslo. This concert is an amalgamation of foreign renowned bands and the local ones who are performing for the first time. The platform is in front a hilly grass-top, with spectators from around the world, of every age and religion moving to the beats of the artists. Airfares during this season are peaking, for all you know, you stand no chance getting in easy on your pocket if you don’t book the cheap flights to Oslo in advance!
For the beautiful concept of chamber music, Oslo has an event in August to spread the idea. A very interestingly arranged fest, this event takes place for ten long days. Not only music, this platform catches the eye. Many of the otherwise closed places are made open to the spectators, and a lot of mesmerizing venues give an all-round experience to everyone present!
And then we talk about the grand Oya festival! Besides being the biggest of its kind, this rock concert attracts nearly 50,000 people, both local and foreign. Held at the Medieval Park, there are three stages at which the performances are showcased. Along the wide-spaced area, tents are placed for people who need a break. Delightful and ecological food, clothing, cartoons and even band-signed cd’s are made available in the tents.