Hectic week for Norway’s Kygo

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Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known as Kygo, was heading into an unforgettable weekend on top of an extremely hectic week. In the space of just a few days, the young electronica musician from Bergen launched a new clothing collection, geared up to perform at two festivals and then announced he’d be flying down to Rio, to play at the closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympics.

Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known as Kygo, is often seen wearing a baseball cap or wool cap, like here when he was interviewed by state broadcaster NRK last week. While playing outdoors in Oslo in connection with the Nobel Peace Prize, he really needed the latter. PHOTO: NRK screen grab/newsinenglish.no

Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known as Kygo, is often seen wearing a baseball cap or wool cap, like here when he was interviewed by state broadcaster NRK last winter. This week he launched his own collection of caps, T-shirts, sweaters and headphones before big performances in Oslo, Bergen and Rio. PHOTO: NRK screen grab/newsinenglish.no

That will be “the biggest performance of my career,” the 24-year-old superstar wrote on his Facebook page. He’ll be taking part in what’s expected to be a spectacular show as the Olympics draw to a close on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro.

On Wednesday, Kygo launched his own line of clothing, as have many other celebrities. One fashion expert called the collection consisting of T-shirts, caps, sweaters and headphones, “down-to-earth and simple,” rather like Kygo himself.

On Friday, Kygo was headlining at the Findings electronica festival at Bislett Stadium in Oslo, along with some of the biggest names in the business including David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike and two other Norwegians who make up Röyksopp. The festival was advertised as sold out, with around 18,000 ticketholders due to turn Bislett into a huge dancefest as well.

Then Kygo was heading home to Bergen to perform on Saturday at his own “Cloud Nine Festival” at Bergenshus Fortress. Right after leaving the stage he’ll be jetting off to Rio (“not exactly on a scheduled airline,” festival leader Frank Nes told state broadcaster NRK), taking advantage of the time zone difference that works in his favour. It means he’ll make it to Rio on schedule to perform Sunday at the huge Olympic stadium with hundreds of millions of people watching on TV around the world.

“It’s a pretty packed program for the weekend,” Kygo told NRK. “It will be very hectic but I think it will be a very exciting weekend, with all the three biggest events of the summer in three days.”

There was one disadvantage. Since he’ll need to fly to Rio immediately after his performance at the Cloud Nine festival in Bergen, he said, “there won’t be any party that night.”

newsinenglish.no/Nina Berglund