Since 1958 «VG-lista» (VG chart) has been the only official Billboard list of singles and albums sold in Norway. It is the Norwegian equivalent of the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and the UK singles Chart. The chart is published weekly by VG, the biggest commercial newspaper in Norway, and NRK, the public broadcaster in Norway, equivalent of the BBC in the UK.
During the summer months, the «VG-lista» summer show tours around the country, gathering the biggest national, scandinavian and international artists on stage in front of audiences of up to 100.000 people; making it the biggest annual concert tour in Scandinavia. The tour has visited the biggest cities in Norway every summer since 1998 and the the shows airs live on TV, Radio and webTV.
Previously, artists like Jason Derulo, Rita Ora, B.O.B, Rudimental, Labrinth, Nico & Vinz, Katie, Melua, The Game, a-ha, Lissie, Big Bang, Veronica Maggio, Madcon, Jason Mraz, Kaizers Orchestra & Karpe Diem have visited the shows with their biggest hits.
The shows have free admission.
This year, the tour will start in Oslo, Rådhusplassen (the square in front of Oslo City Hall) on June 20 before moving to Stavanger July 1, Bergen July 08 and Trondheim July 15. We hope to see you all there!