Touching Grass At Øyafestivalen


Imagine an alternate dimension. In this reality, summer music festivals are clean, well-organized, and within walking distance to public transportation. There are multiple stages, but they’re physically close together, so getting from one to another isn’t a big deal. Sets barely overlap, and you’re generally not forced to choose between favorites. When you get hungry, there are a diverse array of food stands nearby, and the offerings are fresh, green, and healthy. There’s ample seating and spacious grassy knolls for mini-picnics. The lines are short, cell service is strong, your meal orders show up quickly, and the crowds are respectful. If you have children under 12, they get in for free. There are no camping tents, no inflated price tiers or VIP credentials. Best of all, no one’s throwing anything.