Willis Earl Beal I really did not know what to expect from this artist, and it was magnificent, to go to a show with no expectations and get your mind blown is just so fantastic! It was Caruso merged with Otis Redding and Tom Waits in a theatrical spectacle. Has to be one of the highlights of this festival!
Bob Mould performing “Copper Blue” + Mr. Mould still rocks… hard. Copper Blue is great album with many highlights. Strongest @ Øya was Hoover Dam, Helpless & If I Can’t Change Your Mind – from “Copper Blue”. He also played 2 great Hüsker Dü classics “Celebrated Summer” and “Makes No Sense At All”.
And btw.. this might be the loudest concert I’ve attended since I got my ears set on fire by Motörhead in Stavanger about 10-11 years ago.
Feist Solid, always interesting, strange & funny “choir girls” & man.. she could play the guitar as well.
Best songs: Comfort Me, Graveyard & The Bad In Each Other.
Mathias Eick Lovely festival music in the sun. The former member of “Jaga Jazzist” played lovely Jazz-rock in the sun.. Perfect music for relaxing in the nice summer weather .. accompanied by a couple of beers.
Thurston More We expected to hear many songs from his recent acoustic ventures, but instead we got a hard, tight & noisy show.. more in the Sonic Youth landscape. Good stuff.
A good opening of the festival, there are usually not many peple out for the first act of the festival, not so today, we met in great numbers. Sondre Lerche delivered a fine set, I’m not a big fan but he took me by surprise and gave a good concert.
Feist Øya 2012:
The Stone Roses
Tragically bad. Both JV’s left the concert after 5 songs. It looked like the band were sleeping (expect maybe for a silly looking drummer) & having a boring dream. And btw we both a JV like the album “The Stone Roses”
Hallgeir: My hopes were so high, and I became a bit sad. The Stone Roses has been part of my musical upringing and I really like their first album, but today they were disappointingly bad.
We left after 4 songs. Good performance.. but not quite JV’s taste in music.