The Oya Festival 2014 – Photo Highlights

Cherisse Osei © Per Ole HagenThe Oya festival is over, and it is a whole year to next time. This year the festival was held in a new location, which proved successful for the audience and hopefully also for the artists. It worked just fine for us photographers too, with good conditions and possibilities for some good shots. Here are my personal favorites from the bands I photographed at the festival. (Picture above: Bryan Ferry’s drummer Cherisse Osei.)

Oya audience © Per Ole Hagen

The new venue for the festival this year has a natural amphitheater for the audience, meaning everyone can see and hear what happens on the stage. The two main stages were located side by side, meaning the concerts alternated with seldom more than five to ten minutes in between the concerts. The two other stages, one open-air and one big tent stage, were located a distance from the others, meaning very little sound leakage between them.

Hurula 08082014-09Hurula’s drummer Jonna Löfgren)

From a photographer’s point of view, the fact that the main stage was lower than at the former location is a thing that really helps. Also that the two main stages plus the third one all were oriented towards east or north-east, meant that none of them got any direct sunlight. Here are my favorite pictures of the bands I shot during the festival.


Monica Heldal © Per Ole HagenMonica Heldal

Morudes © Per Ole HagenMorudes, Amund Maarud

The National © Per Ole HagenThe National, Matt Berninger

Hanne Kolsto © Per Ole HagenHanne Kolstø

Jonathan WIlson © Per Ole HagenJonathan WIlson

Thomas Dybdahl © Per Ole HagenThomas Dybdahl

QOTSA © Per Ole HagenQueens Of The Stone Age

Rival Sons © Per Ole HagenRival Sons, Jay Buchanan


Skambankt © Per Ole HagenSkambankt, Terje Winterstø Rothing

Thulsa Doom © Per Ole HagenThulsa Doom

Conor Oberst © Per Ole HagenConor Oberst

Egil Olsen © Per Ole HagenEgil Olsen

Daniel Kvammen © Per Ole HagenDaniel Kvammen

Little Dragon © Per Ole HagenLittle Dragon

johndoe © Per Ole Hagenjohndoe

Outkast 07082014-05Outkast, Big Boi

Outkast © Per Ole HagenOutkast, André 3000


Comet Kid © Per Ole HagenComet Kid

Bloody Beach © Per Ole HagenBloody Beach

I Was A King © Per Ole HagenI Was A King, Anne Lise Frøkedal

Store P © Per Ole HagenStore P

Hurula © Per Ole HagenHurula, Robert Hurula

Gojira © Per Ole HagenGojira, Joe Duplantier (guitar), Mario Duplantier (drums)

highasakite © Per Ole Hagenhighasakita

Obliteration © Per Ole HagenObliteration, Arild M. Torp

Mayhem © Per Ole HagenMayhem, Attila Csihar, Necrobutcher (Jørn Stubberud)


Stein Torleif Bjella © Per Ole HagenStein Torleif Bjella

Bow To Each Other © Per Ole HagenBow To Each Other, Gunhild Ramsay Kristoffersen

Sharon Van Etten © Per Ole HagenSharon Van Etten

Nadine Shah © Per Ole HagenNadine Shah

Angel Olsen © Per Ole HagenAngel Olsen

Aurora Aksnes © Per Ole HagenAurora Aksnes

Neko Case © Per Ole HagenNeko Case

Bryan Ferry © Per Ole HagenBryan Ferry

All pictures are © Per Ole Hagen and must not be used without written permission.


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