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Stavernfestivalen added

The a-ha ad uses the festival’s own font

a-ha will headline Stavernfestivalen near Larvik, Norway in July, the official site has announced today.

The festival is held from 7-9 July at Larvik Golf Arena, located between the towns of Stavern and Larvik, but the exact date for the a-ha concert has not been revealed yet. Other acts confirmed for the festival include Cardi B, Major Lazer and The Kid Laroi.

Morten played at Stavernfestivalen as part of his Brother solo tour in 2014, but this will be the first ever a-ha concert in the area of Stavern and Larvik, which has a combined population of around 54,000 people.

The number of a-ha concerts scheduled for this year is now 42.

Stavernfestivalen, Odderøya Live and Tysnesfest

Tysnesfest, 12 July 2014 (Picture by Jakob)

Tysnesfest, 12 July 2014
(Picture by Jakob)

Morten played 3 festivals in Norway this weekend, starting with Stavernfestivalen in Stavern on Thursday, Odderøya Live in Kristiansand on Friday and Tysnesfest in Tysnes yesterday.

Stavernfestivalen and Odderøya Live seem to have been shortened 13-song festivals sets, while at Tysnesfest (which I attended) Morten delivered a full 18-song set.

After a slightly reserved opening, Morten warmed up to the audience in Tysnes and gave a focused and solid performance.

The Danish-Swedish band has become really tight at this point. Vicky Singh brings his own signature to the guitar parts, and the brilliant bassist Lars Danielsson really seems to be enjoying playing these songs. a-ha veterans Per Lindvall and Christer Karlsson complete the lineup.

Tysnesfest (Picture by Jakob)

(Picture by Jakob)

Tysnesfest setlist
(with links to my YouTube videos):

1. Do You Remember Me?
2. Oh What A Night
3. Spanish Steps
4. End Of The Line
5. Darkspace
6. Did I Leave You Behind
7. Send Me An Angel
8. Movies
9. Lay Me Down Tonight
10. Shooting Star
11. Safe With Me
12. There Is A Place
13. Wild Seed
14. Los Angeles
15. Whispering Heart
16. Brother
17. A Kind Of Christmas Card
18. Let It Be Me (w/ Vicky Singh)

More pictures from Tysnesfest:

Festival reviews and articles:
VG   Dagbladet   Østlands-Posten   Bergens Tidende

Morten to perform at Stavernfestivalen



Morten and his management really seem to be focusing on the Norwegian festival circuit this summer. Another concert was announced today; Morten will be performing at Stavernfestivalen 2014, which is held at Skråvika in Stavern from 10 – 12 July.

Although the exact date hasn’t been posted yet, it has to be July 10th, as Morten is playing other festivals on the 11th and 12th.

Other acts confirmed for Stavernfestivalen include Bob Dylan, Lars Winnerbäck, Kvelertak and Odd Nordstoga.

Some of you might be wondering about all the festivals in our country, but it’s almost like every little village has its own summer festival by now. Morten could have played at a new festival every day of the summer, if he wanted to.

If you want to see Morten live in Norway, but aren’t too keen on attending a festival, the concerts in Langesund (July 19th) or Rennebu (August 30th) could be an alternative. Those two are pure solo concerts, which could mean a more mature audience and a hopefully longer setlist.

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