Date:  17 May 2011 11:00 - 27 June 2011 17:00

Win a trip to Oslo's Øya Festival!

Photo: Bjørnar Håland

The Norwegian Embassy in London is giving music fans the chance to win a trip for two to Oslo, Norway, to see Pulp, Q-Tip, Fleet Foxes, Jamie XX, Janelle Monáe, Aphex Twin and Kaizers Orchestra plus plenty more at Øya Festival, Norway’s biggest and greenest summer music festival!

Get ready to party amongst the picturesque ruins of the medieval town of Oslo; complete with four outdoor stages and 30 club venues, festival-goers can literally swim from stage to stage in the chilled Norwegian waters, the perfect antidote to a hot day of dancing.  The competition is set to launch today to mark the Norwegian Constitution Day, and will run until 27th June, on the Norwegian Embassy in UK’s Facebook profile.

The Øya Festival prize includes:

  • Return flights for two, London to Oslo with airliner Norwegian, 11-14th  August
  • Three nights hotel accommodation at the new and stylish Comfort Hotel Xpress, Oslo
  • Two tickets for three days of music at Øya Festival, in Oslo, Norway, 11 – 13th August
  • Two VIP Oslo Passes from VisitOslo, which offers free museum entrance, public transport and other city discounts

To enter, simply visit
Siri Aronsen, Norwegian Embassy in London says: “There is nothing quite like being part of a festival crowd, so imagine being part of Norway’s coolest music festival with your best mate in tow.  This summer, ditch the leaky tents in boggy English fields and enter our comp for a chance to see how Scandinavians really party.

“The winner and a friend will enjoy three full days of living it up during international acts such as Pulp, Fleet Foxes, and Q-Tip, safe in the knowledge they’ve got their very own stylish hotel room in which to kick back and recover in following a hard day of partying!” 

Siri continues: “Norwegians love live music, and each year we have over 500 festivals throughout the country, offering everything from rock and pop at Øya to classic, jazz, and infamous Norwegian black metal. With a plethora of festivals to choose from in Norway, over 40 per cent of the population attends some type of music festival every year.”

Øya Festival, which is twinned with Field Day here in the UK, is also renowned for its green creds, and picked up the ‘Clean ‘n Green’ award at the European Festival Awards earlier this year for its sustainable practices.   The 2011 Øya Festival line up includes Pulp, Fleet Foxes, Aphex Twin, Janelle Monáe, Bring Me the Horizon, Comeback Kid, Jamie XX, and Q-Tip.

To enter the competition and for prize details, terms and conditions, visit the Norwegian Embassy in UK Facebook page ( You can also enter on Twitter, follow @NorwayinUK for details. The competition is open to UK residents, aged over 18 years.

The Øya Festival is officially recognised as one of the greenest festivals in Europe, having won the "Greenest Festival in Europe" at the European Festival Awards 2010. Photo: Bjørnar Håland

About our sponsors:

Øya Festival

9th–13th August 2011
Middelalderparken, Oslo

Øya festival is the largest outdoor music festival in Oslo, the capital of Norway and one of the most discerning in Europe.

Øya is held in a medieval park, a picturesque spot surrounded by sandy beaches, the Oslo Fjords, the green Ekeberg Hill and the Oslo skyline.  Rooted deep in history, the medieval park is also the place where the capital of Norway was founded a thousand years ago. For 4 days in the middle of August, the Medieval Park in Oslo is transformed into an arena for musical, visual and cross-cultural performances. The Øya Festival is an energetic and symbiotic experience with a unique atmosphere and audience that bares resemblance to no other.

Amidst the festival area of trees, green grass and water, the festival is well equipped with stages, shopping streets and small shops serving food (almost 100% organic and locally sourced) and drink. The site creates an exciting rendezvous between nature and culture, being just a short walk from the city centre of Oslo.

Øya Festival is officially recognised as one of the greenest festivals in Europe, having won the "Greenest Festival in Europe" at the European Festival Awards 2010 and also the ”Green ’n’ Clean” award.

Visit Oslo – the Capital of Culture and Nature

Oslo surprises many visitors with its intimacy. Although Oslo is the capital of Norway, the surrounding forests and the shores of the Oslofjord are accessible within minutes from the city centre.  Which other capital can give visitors the unique experience of enjoying a brisk forest walk, the relaxing sea breeze and the busy atmosphere of the city, all in one day? It's perhaps this combination of culture and nature which makes Oslo such a unique city break destination.

Oslo is also a cultural hotspot. Among internationally known museums are the Munch Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Viking Ship Museum which houses the best preserved Viking Ships ever found. Other attractions not to be missed are the Vigeland sculpture park, the Nobel Peace Center and the new Opera house. Oslo is also the only capital in Europe that can offer great skiing only minutes away from the city centre, making it an all year destination offering something for every taste!

Save time and money!
An Oslo Pass is good value as it offers free entry to 33 museums, free travel on public transport and discounts on sightseeing, restaurants and much more. The Oslo Package includes hotel accommodation, breakfast and the Oslo Pass for your entire stay!

Comfort Hotel Xpress
Comfort Hotel Xpress is a brand new hotel concept for the urban, mobile and price conscious traveler of 2011. The hotel offers 172 rooms in urban surroundings in downtown Oslo from as little as NOK 299,- per night.

Norwegian is the largest low-cost airline of the Nordic region and operates more than 80 weekly flights from Gatwick to nine destinations in Scandinavia. Prices start at £36 one-way incl. taxes.


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