When the world’s luminaries gather in Oslo next month to bestow one of humanity’s highest honors, Norway’s newest breakthrough artist will be sharing the spotlight.
Kygo will become the first electronic dance musician to play at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Telenor Arena on Dec. 11, performing alongside fellow Norwegian artists a-ha and Aurora to honor the National Dialogue Quartet from Tunisia and their work for democracy.
“I am proud to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert,” says Kygo. “And even more so when I see the other artists confirmed for the concert.”
The Bergen native will also become the first artist ever to serenade the National Dialogue Quartet at the conclusion of the annual Torch Parade on Dec. 10, honoring the laureate outside the Grand Hotel Oslo with an acoustic rendition of his debut single, “Firestone.”
“Kygo is a Norwegian world sensation that we are looking forward to seeing at Telenor Arena in December,” says Olav Njølstad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. “Considering the hit catalogue he already has produced, I’m happy that the Nobel Peace Prize Concerts new format allows each artist time for additional songs.”
The Concert will be broadcasted live by Norwegian television network NRK, as well as live-streamed via YouTube.
“This is about making the concert’s content available and spread the word of the Nobel Peace Prize and this year’s laureate,” says Njaastad. “There is power in YouTube’s ability to reach out to a worldwide audience. Kygo’s journey to stardom is a good example of this.”