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Kygo Will Be First EDM Artist to Perform at Nobel Peace Prize Concert

by Alexandria Wojcik   Nov 18, 2015 20:22 PM EST

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Kygo is going to be making history next month as the first-ever EDM artist to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize summit. The tropical house producer/DJ will be performing at the Telenor Arena in Oslo on December 11th alongside fellow Norwegian artists a-ha and Aurora. They will be performing to honor this year's laureate, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, for their work in fostering a pluralistic democracy in their homeland after the Jasmin Revolution in 2011.

Kygo will also be making history by holding the first-ever Laureate Serenade conducted by the Concert, Your EDM reports. On December 10th, the producer/DJ will serenade the National Dialogue Quartet at the conclusion of the Torch Parade with an acoustic rendition of his hit track "Firestone." If all goes as beautifully as planned, the Laureate Serenade conducted by the Nobel Peace Prize Concert just might become a new tradition.

In the words of Olav Njølstad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, "Kygo is a Norwegian world sensation that we are looking forward to seeing at Telenor Arena in December. Considering his impressive catalogue of hits, I'm happy that the Nobel Peace Prize Concert's new format will allow each artist to perform more than just one or two songs," Billboard reports.

As EDM Sauce points out, the past two years have been huge for Kygo, who has become an internationally recognized household name almost overnight after dominating music streaming platforms, festival marquees, and even commercials. About this new milestone Kygo said, "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."

The entire concert, which will feature other international artists to be announced closer to the event, will be streamed live on YouTube as part of a collaboration between the video streaming service and the Nobel Peace Prize Concert. As Njølstad explains, "This is about making the concert's content available and spread the word of the Nobel Peace Prize and this year's laureate. 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."

Watch the video for “Firestone” below.

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