Kygo is lighting up the world in quarantine on Friday with a Golden Hour livestream festival that celebrates his third studio album of the same name, dropping that day. The lineup features fellow Norwegian producer Alan Walker and several artists Kygo collaborated with in his album, including Sandro Cavazza and OneRepublic.
“I’m celebrating my album launch with some amazing artists and finishing it off by performing the songs from Golden Hour for the first time!”, Kygo announced on social media platforms on Tuesday.
Based off the lineup and album tracklist, fans can expect to be treated to performances of ‘Lose Somebody’ with OneRepublic, ‘Beautiful’ with Cavazza, ‘Someday’ with Zac Brown, ‘How Would I Know’ with Oh Wonder, ‘Hurting’ with Rhys Lewis, and ‘Only Us’ with Haux. Some artists confirmed.
“So happy to be a part of the Golden Hour Festival, streaming live may 29th and I will be playing @kygomusic and my new song Beautiful!” wrote Cavazza, who sang Kygo’s hits ‘Happy Now’ and ‘Forever Yours’ with Avicii.
“Joining @kygomusic’s ‘Golden Hour’ livestream festival this Friday night to celebrate his new album, featuring a track called ‘Someday’ that we did together,” wrote Brown. “Excited for the world to hear it.”
Besides his album collaborators, Kygo enlisted some heavy hitters in genres outside of his trademark tropical house. Alan Walker with his unique electro and progressive house style will likely throw down some bangers. Another star is country and tropical rock singer Jimmy Buffett, whose album Life On The Flip Side also debuts Friday. Other acts include EDM singer Chelsea Cutler, Jesse Israel of meditation group The Big Quiet and magician Julius Dein.
A Big Day For Music
Friday is a big album drop day. Diplo is releasing his country album Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil. Armin van Buuren is putting out Relaxed, a downtempo remix album of his classic hits. But with Golden Hour Festival, Kygo is sure to take a large slice of the dance community’s attention that day.
As the coronavirus quarantine continues, DJs have taken different approaches to livestream opportunities. Some like Kaskade have played multiple times, for various festivals as well as solo shows. Others have headlined their own online festivals like Porter Robinson, whose Secret Sky Festival teased his upcoming album Nurture. Certainly, Kygo holding a virtual festival on his album release day is a golden approach.
Golden Hour Festival starts at 4 p.m. ET and the stream will be available on Kygo’s YouTube page and LiveXLive. Proceeds will go to the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 response fund, Crew Nation, and WooXBaby2Baby.