Datarock: Grumpy, middle-aged men making happy music

By Liam Carroll The band Datarock took the stage at Miniøya in matching sweatsuits and large sunglasses, playing upbeat music that brings kids and parents right to the edge of the stage. After seeing this outburst of joy, you might be shocked if you heard lead singer Fredrik Saroea describe the band members as a … Continue reading Datarock: Grumpy, middle-aged men making happy music

Daniel Kvammen’s unexpected appearance at Miniøya

By Leila Baxter Lissie, an American singer-songwriter from Iowa was the scheduled headliner on the first day of Miniøya on June 9. She was booked on a flight to Norway right after her performance at Bonnaroo in the U.S. on June 7. The festival had an autograph tent for all the headlining acts and yet Lissie's … Continue reading Daniel Kvammen’s unexpected appearance at Miniøya

Meteorôs Quartet’s unique approach helps children discover classical music

By Liam Carroll Familiar family-friendly musicians were all on hand to perform at the annual Minioya Festival – with artists such as electronic act Datarock playing a fun-filled set perfect for the crowd of dancing tots and Oslo-born rapper Hkeem, whose audience nodded heads to funky beats and lively vocals. The atmosphere was decidedly different … Continue reading Meteorôs Quartet’s unique approach helps children discover classical music