While these are times for mourning and reflection in Oslo, Norway and throughout the International community, the website of the Oya! Oslo festival stresses that “Our city and its citizens shall not be broken by what has happened.” The statement goes on to say that “Organizers of concerts and events in Oslo have jointly agreed that this shall not stop us. The Police, the Government and the general audience have expressed a strong wish that Oslo resumes some kind of normality as soon as possible. Together with the population of Oslo and visitors from abroad we wish to take our city back. Festivals, concerts and other cultural or sports events are meant to be arenas for common experiences, unity and positive impressions during hard times.”  The festival takes place 8/9-13 and will feature 200 bands in 30 clubs and 4 outdoor stages.

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