The Aarhus-based music festival NorthSide already pulled off a major coup in booking The Black Keys and now the three-day extravaganza has added one of the biggest names in hip-hop history in the form of the nine-headed monster Wu-Tang Clan.
“We have always wanted to have hip-hop acts on the bill, and earlier this year we had great success presenting A$AP Rocky and Jurassic 5 at NorthSide. But there can be no doubt that with the Wu-Tang Clan, we have moved up into another league. They are legendary, not just in hip-hop circles, but across all genres and can rightly be described as one of the ‘90s’ most influential acts,” NorthSide spokesman John Fogde said.
Out with their first album in seven years, ‘A Better Tomorrow’, the Staten Island (or Shaolin in the kung-fu tinged Wu-Tang parlance) collective was one of three new acts added to the NorthSide Festival.
Joining Wu-Tang as the new additions are American singer-songwriter Matthew E White and Danish psych-rock group Spids Nøgenhat.
The Wu-Tang Clan last visited Denmark at the 2013 Vanguard Festival, but as anyone who has followed their career can attest, the supergroup does have a history of not showing up for gigs. In 1997, an internal dispute among the group members led to the cancellation of a Roskilde Festival headlining appearance, so NorthSide attendees may be left holding their breath until they actually see RZA, Raekwon, Method Man, GZA, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, Cappadonna, and Ghostface Killah step on the stage.