Highasakite / Dagny / Lil Halima
Back to Moldejazz as supergroup!
After selling out their last concert at Moldejazz in 2014, Highasakite are finally back! Catch them if you can, at Romsdalsmuseet Friday 19 July!
Highasakite's been away for a while and took their time in making their new album Uranium Heart and the album showed a band taking a more organic direction than they had on Camp Echo (2016). Now it might be natural to draw lines back to their breakthrough album from 2014, Silent Treatment, that was on the best-selling list in Norway for over 100 weeks! This was also the same year they played Moldejazz for the first time, at a sold-out and totally jammed club night at Plassen.
Their newly completed tour testifies to their status as one of Norway's best-selling live-bands. The tour ended with yet another sold-out concert in Oslo Spektrum – an arena not many Norwegian bands can boast to have filled several times in their career. Highasakite's is one one of Norwegian music's greatest success-stories this decade, with sky-high streaming numbers and touring all over the globe. The seed to their success is an unusually strong collection of songs, an addictive atmospheric sound and an ability to move a large audience.
In recent years, Highasakite has played the biggest stages and festivals in Norway. They've been headlining festivals like Bergenfest, Øya and UKA as well as international festivals like Roskilde (DK), Field Day (AUS) and Glastonbury (UK). They're coming back to Molde with a spectacular live-production and a new band full of energy. Get ready to enjoy!
Pure pop wizardry!
Not many artists have as much charisma and pop-flair as Dagny. In a few years, she has become Norway's pop favourite with her impressive live-shows and a special ability to keep releasing hit songs like pearls on a string.
In 2016, Dagny released her critically acclaimed EP, Ultraviolet, containing the two singles «Backbeat» and «Fool’s Gold». Both set both hit-lists and dance-floors on fire! Luckily that wasn't the end of it – her career has only continued to follow the same course – directly upwards.
The single «Wearing Nothing» was nominated for best song of the year in 2017 and «Love you like that» was on Billboards list of best songs the same year. Billboard also named her as an artist to follow in 2018. The singles «That feeling when», «Used to you» and the megahit «Drink about», made together with Norwegian EDM record production duo, Seeb, has been a wildfire on most radio stations and has been streamed an incredible 60 million times on Spotify.
She's undoubtedly for real. And as a very popular live-artist, with sold-out tours in Europe and the US behind her, Norwegian newspaper, VG, described her as «the life of the party». Musikknyheter.no wrote, «She has a stage presence that is hard to match, and her good mood infects the rest of the room». Dagny is quite simply one of this country's biggest pop-artists and on stage, she is totally in charge!
Don't miss out on her concert at our beautiful venue, Romsdalsmuseet, Friday 19 July.
An urban shooting star!
Lil Halima is often mentioned as one of the new, Norwegian stars to come. Her two appearances at BY:LARM in 2019 solidified this and flattering words from Kanye West himself did not exactly lower our expectations.
Multi-talent, Lillian Halima Anderssen, both sings, writes songs, plays the piano and the violin, while also making her own album covers. The girl from Bardu in Northern Norway, has a multi-cultural background – her father's from Kenya and it was he who introduced her to both Kenyan music and American hip-hop.
Inspired by artists as ranging from Stevie Wonder, 2Pac, SZA, Noname, Erykah Badu and FKA Twigs, Lil Halima has developed her own musical style that is both original and innovative. That's astounding for an artist who's only 20 years old!
Make sure to be early for at the Romsdalsmuseet Friday 19 July and catch Lil Halima on stage. We promise you won't regret it!