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 Døgnvill 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. This year's edition will take place on March 30-31, with Elton and Ray appearing the second day.