Kraftwerk x 8

Kraftwerk Øya 2013

Kraftwerk performing at the Øya festival 2013. (Photo: Paul Audestad / Aftenposten)

They performed a spectacular show at the Øya festival in Oslo in 2013. Next summer, German Kraftwerk move onto the scene at The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet where they will perform an epic 3D show.

Experts have honored Kraftwerk to be founders of modern electronica music. In August 2016, they will play no less than eight concerts in four days and each concert is a performance of every album released between 1974 and 2003.

They have conducted a similar concept at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Tate Modern in London and at the Sydney Opera House.

In recent years, the band has performed a series of concept concerts around the world, but such a comprehensive implementation, as the planned concerts in Oslo, are rare.

The concerts were advertised through light installations placed downtown Oslo, consisting of numbers from one to eight. The numbers lit up and spoke German when someone walked past them – in genuine Kraftwerk spirit. (See video at the bottom of the article)

Later, the numbers gathered in front of the Opera house, indicating a musical context, and they symbolize the eight shows Kraftwerk will perform. The group itself lent their voices to the installation – inspired by their own song “Num8rs”.

– We are proud and honored to acquire one of the most legendary and inspirational bands of all time. They will perform their catalog in wonderful surroundings at The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, with the best in modern sound technology, said Mark Vaughan, Managing Director at Friction/Atomic Soul Booking to newspaper VG.


Autobahn (1974) – Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 7 p.m

Radio-Activity (1975) – Thursday August 4th, 2016 at 10 p.m

Trans Europe Express (1977) – Friday August 5th, 2016 at  7 p.m

The Man-Machine (1978) – Friday August 5th, 2016 at 10 p.m

Computer World (1981) – Saturday Aug. 6, 2016 at 7 p.m

Techno Pop (1986) – Saturday Aug. 6, 2016 at 10 p.m

The Mix (1991) – Sunday August 7, 2016 at 5 p.m

Tour De France (2003) – Sunday August 7, 2016 at 8 p.m



Text by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews

Categories: Central Norway, Culture, Music, Travel

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