Ever since she scored her breakthrough hit in 2016 with “Pai”, a catalan reinterpretation of Rihanna’s “Work”, Bad Gyal has become one of the defining artists of the new Spanish urban scene. Drawing on journeys to Jamaica and Latin America and with a distinct love of autotune vocals, she has fused her passion for dancehall, dembow, Latin trap and the urban lexicon of her mother tongue, with remarkable success. She has headlined festivals all over the world - at Primavera last year, the large, loving crowd knew every word of her songs.
George Dalaras has been one of the prominent figures in Greek music for decades. He is a tireless performer driven by his love for Greek music which has thrilled audiences all over the world since the sixties. He has sold out concert halls, performed with some of the best orchestras in the world, and he has collaborated with artists such as Sting, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, Goran Bregovic, Paco de Lucia and Al Di Meola.
His first appearance ever at Oslo World will be a career spanning evening, which will show the most important facets of one of the greatest living Mediterranean artists.
Since her debut more than twenty years ago, Mariza's status has grown, from the darling of a small circle of music lovers from Lisbon, into the greatest living fado singer. Her success is remarkable. Mariza has worked with stars such as Gilberto Gil, Cesária Évora and Sting. She has five Latin Grammy nominations to her name. She has performed sold out shows at some of the biggest venues all over the world, including Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. As a matter of fact, in 2018 Mariza graced the stage at the opening of the Eurovision Song Contest, which is considered a unique moment in the history of Portuguese music.
In 2008, Mariza had her first concert at Oslo World, when she held the festival's closing concert. Therefore, it is about time we invite her back. On Sunday the 5th of November, she is playing the festival's last concert at Sentrum Stage, the perfect end to our 30th anniversary.