Norwegian Erlend Øye has been an idiosyncratic presence in our world for going on 20 years now. Skog, Kings of Convenience, The Whitest Boy Alive — all Øye projects, spanning folk through electronica, tinted blue and gold with his hopeful vocals, affecting without a hint of preciousness. His contribution to the DJ Kicks series was landmark, bringing indie rock kids to the dancefloor well before the dance punk explosion in New York City ensured every 20-something owned a neon visor.
Every Party Has A Winner And A Loser? Sorry Erlend, not true. We're all being gifted with a rare performance of Erlend's very personal History Lesson at FOR 2014. Simply Øye and an acoustic guitar, it commences with a series of cover songs, starting from 1962 and continuing onwards, taking on classics from '65, '68 and so on until arriving at the commencement of his own oeuvre in the late 90's, including all his passions and pop music epiphanies up until the present day. It promises to be an intimate, illuminating live set, and with the backdrop of Hvar's 16th and 17th century ruins, a once-in-a-lifetime, completely unforgettable experience.
Tickets for this year's FOR Festival are on sale now at For-Festival.com.
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