H.E.R. and Little Simz Are Among the Artists Confirmed For Øya Festival’s 2022 Line-Up

The full line-up for Øya Festival 2022 has been announced, with H.E.R. and Little Simz joining the list. Gorillaz, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and Florence + The Machine will headline the Norwegian festival, which will take place at Oslo’s Tøyenparken from 9th to 13th August.

Øya has announced the last names on its 2022 festival line-up (which is divided 50/50 between male and female acts), with H.E.R., Little Simz, Fred Again.., Perfume Genius, and Freddie Gibbs among the most recent additions.

In August, Remi Wolf, Aldous Harding, Kings Of Convenience, Jenny Hval, and CMAT will all perform at Øya. This year’s Øya is the first since the coronavirus pandemic, which forced the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 events.

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Little Simz cancelled her upcoming North American tour this week, citing a severe financial deficit as the reason.

“I take my live shows seriously and would only want to give you guys nothing but the best of me,” she told her followers on Instagram about the decision. “Being an independent artist, I pay for everything encompassing my live performances out of my own pocket and touring the US for a month would leave me in a huge deficit.

“As much as this pains me to not see you at this time, I’m just not able to put myself through that mental stress. It’s important for me to speak my truth about this and be honest. I appreciate the love and excitement you guys have for seeing me live. Rest assured I will be there soon, back bigger and better.”