Sauropod, 8.00pm, P3 Stage
Sauropod is the result of mixing poetry with dirty, minimalistic rock and high-pitched screams with lovely melodies. Their music is packed with intense, enjoyable hooks, surprising musical references and lyrics that will make you shiver.
No. 4, 8.00pm, TIDAL main stage
No. 4 have through 2014 become a popular live band and are known for their funny, sad and honest lyrics.
Pumba, 8.30pm, Red Bull Music Academy Stage
Pumba – one of Norway’s hottest rappers the last decade – and that with no album! Pumba’s reputation as the next big thing came from his “Pengelens” mixtapes. A few years back, it had hip-hop heads’ necks breaking to Pumba’s characteristic machine-gun rap.
Kjært Barn, 9.00pm, P3 Stage
Kjært Barn does “black pop music”, sings in Norwegian, and is a part of the infamous NMG/G-Huset from Bergen. The sound is a dirty blend between the pure analog, acoustic world, and computer music.
Apothek, 9.00pm, TIDAL Main Stage
The duo combine classic song writing with a genre-bending electronic sound. After receiving much praise for their debut single “Family” they have gone on to collaborate with some of Norway’s biggest names, remixing Marit Larsen and touring with Susanne Sundfør for their first live shows.
Olefonken, 9.30pm, Red Bull Academy Stage
Olefonken is a man of few tracks and even fewer words. But when something comes out it is solid, considered, and full of love. Raised in Africa, his sound has a warm funky rhythmic quality to it, but since growing up in Norway it also contains fresh, cold and sometimes melancholic melodies.
Coucheron, 10.00pm, P3 Stage
Last year, Coucheron was handpicked as a Spotify Spotlight Artist for 2015 and named one of the biggest talents in the music industry. In 2015, his debut EP will be released. The first single from Playground, “Deep End”, shows just a glimpse of what we can expect and is a great collaboration with Eastside and Mayer Hawthorne on vocals. Just recently a new single was launched, namely “Honkey Donk”, a twerky and great dance tune.
WDSTCK, 12.00am, P3 Stage
Their first single hit the internet only six months ago. Featured as a “Single of the Week” in a major UK newspaper with “Music Makes Me Feel”, and playlisted by youth-focused radio station P3 in their home country, they cite pioneers of pop as their influences, including the likes of Prince, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin.