Sting & Shaggy + Adam Douglas
For several years we have aimed to get Sting to play the festival and we are thrilled that it finally succeeded! Adam Douglas, winner of the Norwegian tv-show Stjernekamp and one of the greatest soul singers in Norway, will play support.
As one of the world’s most distinctive artists, Sting has received an additional 16 Grammy Awards, four Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and four Oscar nominations.
Throughout his illustrious career, Sting has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist. His latest album, 57th & 9th, was released in November 2016 followed by the critically-acclaimed 57th & 9th World Tour which recently concluded having performed 115 concerts throughout North America, Asia, Latin America & Europe.
Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International, and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach.
Shaggy joins Sting on tour
Performing both separately and together, the iconic artists will play selections from their island-flavored, collaborative album, 44/876 (due out April 20th), as well as melding their bands to explore each other’s most celebrated hits such as “Every Breath You Take,” “Englishman in New York,” “Message in a Bottle,” “It Wasn’t Me,” “Mr. Boombastic” and “Angel.” The pair initially joined creative forces to record their new song “Don’t Make Me Wait” – a tribute to the Caribbean sounds that influenced them both – and ended up recording an entire album full of joy, melody and uplifting music.
Adam Douglas plays support
With his American singer/songwriter background Adam Douglas has collaborated with lots of international big names such as Jon Bon Jovi, Larry Carlton and Robben Ford.
Age limit/non-alcoholic area
At the venue there will be a non-alcoholic area with no age restriction. To get access to this area you have to chose “non-alcoholic area” when buying tickets.
EKSTRA TRAIN SERVICE:
There will be an extra train service set up after the concert in the direction of Drammen and Oslo. Departure from Kongsberg train station at 23.34. Tickets can be bought in advance via the NSB-app. (The extra train service will be visible in the app closer to the festival).
19.00 Adam Douglas
21.00 Sting & Shaggy