MÅLØY, NORWAY: The Elvis Festival is going to be held in Måløy for the second time. A festival that is unique because it is the only one of its kind in the whole of Norway. Måløy is a small town, beautifully situated by the mountains with a panoramic view of the sea and the mountain range on the other side of the water. On the 13th, 14th and 15th of August the town will be decorated for the party and festival, this year with musicians from four countries: The USA, Yugoslavia, Britain and Norway.
That´s Alright. This summer it will be 61 years since rock’n roll really began. Of course, there were musicians before Elvis Presley appeared, but none of them made such an impression in musical history as Elvis with his song, “That’s Alright Mama”. The song came about by chance but eventually became a hit around the world.
Elvis Presley. Many people saw rock as a passing fad, but today there are new generations, and, not least, new musicians, who continue to be inspired by the man who changed popular music for ever, Elvis Presley.
A proud town. For this reason, Måløy is proud to be able to launch an Elvis Festival that turns the entire town upside down. There will be celebration here and it will be done in a big way and in a way that Elvis would probably be proud of.
Pictures by Tore Skaar