Kygo Announced as First-Ever EDM Artist to Perform at Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Photo – Kygo – Instagram.

There’s no doubt that EDM is on the rise around the world.

In case you were at all skeptical about the colossal impact the genre has internationally, Kygo will be the first EDM artist to ever grace the stage at a Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11th, 2015 at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway.

“I am proud to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert. And even more so when I see the other artists confirmed for the concert,” says Kygo.

Kygo will also be making history by holding the first-ever Laureate Serenade to honor the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize winner, according to Music Times. He will serenade the winners at the conclusion of the Torch Parade with an acoustic rendition of his hit track, “Firestone.”

The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.”

Kygo Nobel Prize
Photo – Kygo – Facebook.

The Concert will be broadcasted live by Norwegian television network NRK, as well as live-streamed via YouTube according to Billboard.

“’This is about making the concert’s content available and spread the word of the Nobel Peace Prize and this year’s laureate,” says Olav Njølstad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. “There is power in YouTube’s ability to reach out to a worldwide audience. Kygo’s journey to stardom is a good example of this.’”

Photo – Kygo – Facebook.

This has been a monumental year for Kygo, performing at Ultra, Coachella, and Lollapalooza, and most recently, the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Kygo is also making major moves in the weeks following the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Concert as he just announced he will play at the Barclays Arena in Brooklyn, New York on January 21, 2016. Click here to purchase tickets.

Not only is Kygo stepping up as a major player in the music scene, but EDM as a whole is making tremendous strides to become the top genre across the world.

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