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Faroe Islanders bound to sing along to Barbie Girl as the Summer Festival 2018 is coming up (really) fast

This coming Thursday the annual Summer Festival takes over the town of Klaksvík. Danish-Norwegian eurodance group Aqua, best known for their 1997 breakthrough single “Barbie Girl”, will perform the first day of the festival.

Considering the size of the population, the Faroese music life is of a surprisingly high quality with numerous festivals and events throughout the year.

This coming Thursday the annual Summer Festival takes over the town of Klaksvík.

With several thousand guests expected on Thursday and over the weekend, the Summer Festival has – since the inaugural festival in 2004 – grown to be the island’s largest music and family festival. This is a people’s party with activities for children, funfair and clowns. Spread over three concert platforms in the centre of Klaksvík, the second largest town in Klaksvík, international and Faroese artists deliver mainstream pop music that everyone knows and can sing along with.

Danish-Norwegian eurodance group Aqua, best known for their 1997 breakthrough single “Barbie Girl”, will perform the first day of the festival, Swedish singer-songwriter Zara Larsson will perform on Friday night, while English musician, singer and songwriter Roger Hodgson will perform on Saturday night.

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