Skrillex to headline Norway's Hove Festival

leading the first acts announced

published: Thu 10th Nov 2011

Skrillex

Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th June 2012
the island of Tromoya, nr Arendal, Norway, Norway
an adult festival pass 2250 NOK (around £242) including camping
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Tue 19th Jun 2012

Dubstep DJ Skrillex is the first headliner to be announced for Norway's Hove Festival next summer.

Skrillex
Skrillex first surfaced in 2008 and is the alter ego of Sonny Moore who was for several years the lead singer of emo band From First to Last. Skrillex has also produced metal bands like Korn and Bring Me the Horizon, and remixed everything from Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars to Robyn and Black Eyed Peas. The 23-year-old's debut album, 'Voltage' is expected to drop soon.

Hove's spokesman, Gaute Drevdal, said of the headliner announcement, "With respect to last summer's stunning conclusion with Deadmau5 at the Amphitheatre - it is no surprise that Skrillex will be involved in headlining Hove this year. Few other artists deliver such a complete and spectacular show, and few have an equally festive crowd. The pressure from the public (to book him) has been tremendous, and it feels really good to achieve that."

The other first acts to be confirmed are US rapper Kreayshawn, indie rockers Real Estate, and fellow American Metalcore act August Burns Red.

Hove Festival mixes international acts with Norwegian bands in a unique setting on Tromøya island outside Arendal city. The event lasts five days with the sun only setting for two hours each night. The dates for 2012 are Tuesday 26th until Friday 29th June.

The Hove Festival was the first festival outside of Britain to join Festival Republic, the organizers involved with Reading/Leeds Festival, and Latitude.

Hove Festival tries to set new standards for environmental awareness and campers must sign eco-contract that promises not to leave a 'single footprint' behind. Besides the music there's art installations, scenes, yet-to-be-released movies and ecological food.

A festival pass is priced at 2250 NOK (approx £242) including camping, or 2150 NOK without camping. To buy tickets, click here.

Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th June 2012
the island of Tromoya, nr Arendal, Norway, Norway
an adult festival pass 2250 NOK (around £242) including camping
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Tue 19th Jun 2012


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