Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will be headlining Øya on Thursday 11th of August 2022. During the history of Øya many living legends and our absolute favorites have played on our stages, and with this we can tick off another name at the top of the wish list. We are very much looking forward to an atmospheric concert in our beloved park. This will be the first time you can see Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds in Oslo in five years, and their only Norwegian concert in 2022.
Ticket sales for Øya 2022 started early today. The line-up will be a combination of artists who was planned to play in Tøyenparken in 2020 or 2021 and some completely new names. As many will choose to transfer their tickets, there will be a much lower number on sale than usually.
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (AU)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds grew out of the Australian band The Birthday Party in 1983. The following year they released the album From Her To Eternity. Since then, they have alternated between dark ballads, hectic rock songs and post-punk mystery. Although The Bad Seeds have had a number of replacements, today’s edition consists of musicians who have been members for many years. Nick Cave and three of the others visited Øya in 2008 as the side project Grinderman.
Throughout the band’s first decade, Nick Cave and his fellow musicians had at least one foot deep in the underground. In the mid-90’s he reached a larger audience with the albums Let Love In, Murder Ballads and The Boatman’s Call. Since then, he has performed with Bad Seeds on the biggest stages. This is a gang that is really getting older with style. Even as an established band, they have the same ability to deliver intense shows.
The latest studio album Ghosteen was released in 2019. Rolling Stone wrote: – Ghosteen is a masterpiece of melancholy. You mourn right along with him and hope he finds solace.
Even in periods apart from The Bad Seeds, Cave stays active as a writer, composer for film and theater or solo artist by the piano. In 2020, he released the live album and concert film Idiot Prayer, where he plays alone in Alexandra Palace. Earlier this year, he released the album CARNAGE, a collaboration with Bad Seeds member Warren Ellis.