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Elton John World News: BREAKING NOW: Elton to Play Festival in Norway

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Thursday 26 January 2012 @ 16:02 - GMT


Sir Elton will play a concert in the Arctic town of Tromsø in the end of March. He is to be accompanied by percussionist Ray Cooper.



This is believed to be the largest pop event in Tromsø since a-ha played there in 1987.

This is our largest booking ever, its really crazy, says Hogne Rudberg from the Døgnvill Festival. We have been trying for years to get him to come to Tromsø.

When the organisers finally got a positive answer from Eltons management, the dates for the Døgnvill Festival had to be changed. We actually set the dates for the festival after learning when Elton John had time to play here, they report.

The event has been arranged since 2007 and has grown to become the largest music festival in Northern Norway. It has attracted acts like Ozzy Osbourne, 50 Cent, Brian Wilson, and John Fogerty. This year's edition will take place on March 30-31