The Øya Festival 2018 – Saturday with Patti Smith, Bendik, Neneh Cherry, Sløtface, Curtis Harding and more

Patti Smith 11082018-21The last day at Øyafestivalen starts early, and the last band stops at 11 PM, which means ten hours of music from six stages. Twenty eight bands and artists plus book talks and artist interviews. And after the last act has finished, the party continues at clubs in Oslo, like the other three nights. With the club day Tuesday before the festival venue opens, much more than a hundred bands and artists have presented themselves for their fans. (Photo above: Patti Smith)

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After three long and exciting days at Øyafestivalen, I decided to skip the first two hours of concerts on Saturday. I still saw and photographed seven bands, and again it was the female artists who fascinated me the most. Sløtface, with their singer, Haley Shea, the jazz diva Neneh Cherry, the new Norwegian band Das Body with Elie Linden on bass and lead vocal, the energetic Bendik and lastly, Patti Smith, the Rock Queen herself. In between I saw Curtis Harding play his jazz funk R’n’B songs and hardcore punk band Converge.

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Here are photos of the bands I saw on Saturday.

Curtis Harding

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Neneh Cherry

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Das Body

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Patti Smith

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

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