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MØ to headline Nobel Peace Prize Concert

By | Published on Thursday 3 December 2015


MØ is to headline the 22nd annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert, it has been announced. The event will take place at the Telenor Arena in Oslo on 11 Dec.

Guests of honour will be this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners, the National Dialogue Quartet from Tunisia, who have been awarded the prize for their “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011”.

“I was lucky enough to grow up in a scientific and culturally aware family where developments in human rights, and hopes for peace were common topics of conversation”, says MØ, real name Karen Marie Ørsted. “Leading personalities in these areas were revered, and were the inspiration for the activism of my youth. I hold the Nobel Peace Prize – indeed, any such recognition for those attempting to affect positive change in our world – in the highest regard”.

She continues: “To be asked to perform at The Nobel Peace Prize concert and to help spread awareness of the important peacemaking work of the National Dialogue Quartet is a great honour. I’m humbled to be part of such an historically important event, and following in the footsteps of previous performers and some of my favourite artists, such as Rihanna, Robyn, Cyndi Lauper, Annie Lennox, and Omar Souleyman”.

Should you be unable to make it to this show, you’ll also be able to catch MØ in the UK when she supports Years & Years on tour in March. Here’s the video for her latest single ‘Kamikaze’: