Florence + The Machine have been announced as the next headliners of Øya Festival 2022.
The Oslo, Norway festival will return this year from August 9-13, with Gorillaz, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Aurora also set to top the bill.
Florence + The Machine have been joined on the Øya bill today by Fontaines D.C., Parquet Courts and Porridge Radio.
Those acts have all expanded the festival’s growing line-up, which already features the likes of AJ Tracey, Girl In Red, Pa Salieu, Michael Kiwanuka, Yard Act, Princess Nokia and Beabadoobee. The Øya bill is split 50/50 between male and female artists.
Weekend tickets for Øya Festival 2022 have sold out, but day tickets remain available at the time of writing. You can find out more information about the festival by heading to its official website.
This year’s Øya marks the first event since 2019 after its 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mad Cool’s organisers previously promised that they were “working very hard to compensate you next year  with an unforgettable experience” after their 2021 event was axed.
The band’s sole new music release of 2021 came in the form of “Call Me Cruella”, which was written for the Disney film Cruella.
“Some of the first songs I ever learned how to sing were Disney songs. And the villains often got the best numbers,” Florence Welch said in a statement about the song. “So to help create and perform a song for Cruella is the fulfilment of a long held childhood dream.
“I’m so grateful to Nicholas Britell and Disney for allowing me so much creative freedom, and for trusting me with Cruella’s beautiful madness.”