The Odense-based Tinderbox, the newest player on the competitive Danish music festival scene, may not have exactly blown fans away with its initial line-up announcement but it is quickly winning converts after a spate of recent announcements.
The festival announced four new acts on Tuesday, highlighted by UK electro pioneers The Prodigy and American indie rock band Modest Mouse.
“The Prodigy has cut a solitary path of noise through the unruly landscape of electronic music for the last 25 years. Known as one of the world’s most energetic live bands and loved at festivals and clubs throughout the world, [t]hey have released a long list of world famous club classics like Breathe, Smack My Bitch Up, Voodoo People and Firestarter,” the festival wrote in announcing Tuesday’s additions.
The Washington-based Modest Mouse are venerable indie favourites that have been relatively quiet for the past several years but plan to release their sixth album, Strangers to Ourselves, next month.
Also announced on Tuesday were Irish singer-songwriter Hozier and German folk duo Milky Chance.
The new batch of acts came just days after Tinderbox announced a major coup with the booking of American cult rock legends Faith No More, who have experienced a recent renaissance of sorts after over a decade of silence and are preparing to release a new album this year.
“We have worked hard in recent months to close the deal with Faith No More. They have been requested from the many Danish and international festivals, so of course it’s nice that they have chosen Tinderbox, even though we are a brand new festival,” Tinderbox manager Brian Nielsen said.
“We think they compliment and reinforce the rock portion of the program, which includes significant names like Gaslight Anthem, D-A-D, Eagles of Death Metal, and All Time Low,” he continued.
Other recent additions by Tinderbox include Ellie Goulding, Royal Blood, Love Shop and Echosmith. They will join previously-announced acts including Robbie Williams, Calvin Harris and The Cardigans.
Festival organizers promise to add another additional 30 or so acts to the final line-up.
The inaugural edition of the Tinderbox festival gets underway on June 26th in Odense’s Tusindårsskoven. Tickets are on sale now through the festival’s website.