The Norwegian Wood music festival.
Norwegian annual music festival arranged in Oslo. Started in 1992. The first two years it was arranged in Bærum's verk, a 400 year old iron factory. Johnny Cash appeared on the first festival. Since 1994 the festival has taken place in Frognerparken, a public park in Oslo. The park contains open-air pools that can be used during the festival. This new arena drew great names to the event. The appearance of Jetro Tull in 1994 was only the beginning. In the festival's history we find names like: Iggy Pop, Grant Lee Buffalo, Van Morrison, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Suede, Lou Reed, Faithless Emmylou Harris, Poor Rich Ones and Bob Dylan. Neil Young cut his finger and had to cancel his gig in 1997 , but was replaced by the Norwegian tribute band Young Neils.
The biggest festival day so far was the one in 1995, which drew over 7000 people. In 1996 it's 5 year anniversary was celebrated with a two day long festival.
More information on the festival can be found at www.norwegianwood.no