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- Posted on Mar 3rd 2010 9:35AM by Emily Kendrick
Having been largely off the scene since the birth of her son Ickitt in February last year, the first inkling of future material was revealed through her Twitter, with new track 'There's Room for Ol Dat I See'.
Then in February the rapper ominously announced in two separate tweets: "I think I'm ready" and "June 2010," prompting rumours that the summer would bring MIA's third album and follow up to the success of 2007's 'Kala'.
The British-born star joins a stellar line up for the annual event, including the reunited Pavement whose eagerly-anticipated tour kicked off in New Zealand this week (Mar. 1). Further names are planned to be announced by the Øya team daily this week, following Tuesday's (Mar. 2) revealing of LCD Soundsystem, and Robyn being added to the line up on Monday (Mar. 1). Other groups set to play are the XX and today's additional act Paul Weller, who will be visiting the country for the first time.
Øya takes place in the panoramic Middelalderparken (Medieval Park), close to the capital Oslo, and also plays host to a select crop of top Scandinavian artists who join the eclectic mix. The festival this year will take place Aug. 10-14, inviting over 200 bands to play to 75,000 festival-goers and both full five-day and one-day passes are still available.