Jessie Ware added to Sold Out Øya Festival Line-up
One of Norway's best-known festivals, Øyafestivalen, has sold out with an impressive two months to spare before its early August start date. An even more astounding feat considering the recent problems many of Europe's premium festivals are experiencing.
This success may be down, at least in part, to the gleaming line-up that includes big names such as Björk, The Black Keys, Bon Iver and The Stone Roses. A strong British presence will see the likes of Florence + the Machine, Ben UFO, Metronomy, SBTRKT, Disclosure and the newly added Jessie Ware.
The full line-up in all its glory can be found at the festival's website.
It seems 'Running' and '110%' went a long way towards prepping our brains (quality-wise) to the brilliance Jessie Ware was going to bring to the table with her debut album (Devotion), and whilst not perfect, it's the sort of launch pad required for future greatness. [read more]
Soul-pop crooner Mayer Hawthorne looks to have taken a step in a slightly more contemporary direction of late, if this dish is anything to go by. 'Her Favorite Song', which features Jessie Ware laying down some rather undecipherable (but lovely) vocals, retains his jazz edge albeit with a 21st century production, and that familiar high-pitched vocal still feels as soothing as an ice pack on a hot sunny day. [read more]