Danish musical festivals reveal final line-ups

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Danish musical festivals reveal final line-ups
Photo: NorthSide

Both Odense’s Tinderbox and Aarhus’s NorthSide have released their final efforts to knock the Roskilde Festival off its throne.


The people of Denmark may still be walking around in heavy coats and gloves, but there is one sure-fire sign that summer can’t be too far off. All three of Denmark’s major international music festivals have now revealed their final line-ups. 
Aarhus’s NorthSide festival, which takes place June 12-14, added a handful of acts on Tuesday, including Antony and the Johnsons and Danish rapper S!vas. They will join previously-announced performers including The Black Keys, the Wu-Tang Clan, Grace Jones, Interpol and The Jesus and Mary Chain. 
The final NorthSide line-up can be seen here:
NorthSide reports that its single-day tickets for Friday and Saturday are sold out but that Sunday tickets and full three-day passes are still available. 
Over in Odense, the newest players on the Danish festival scene announced their final additions on Wednesday. The Tinderbox festival, which will hold its inaugural edition June 26-28, added American rapper Angel Haze, Danish producer TopGunn and English rock band Nothing But Thieves. 
They’ll hit Odense’s Tusindaaskoven alongside around 50 other performers, including Robbie Williams, The Prodigy, Faith No More, The Cardigans and Joey Bada$$. 
Tinderbox’s full line-up can be viewed below (click for larger version): 
Tinderbox’s music dirctor Brian Nielsen declined to say how many tickets the festival has sold but said he was very happy with his first-year line-up. 
“I’m very proud of the first ever Tinderbox program. It has actually been very hard to book artists as very few big names are touring this summer. So to land big artists like Calvin Harris, Robbie Williams, Ellie Goulding, Major Lazer, The Prodigy, Faith No More and more is actually extraordinary, especially when we are a brand new festival,” he told Jyllands-Posten. 
The Roskilde Festival, which is Denmark’s biggest and longest-running, announced its final line-up in March. Among the highlights of Roskilde’s 150-plus acts are Paul McCartney, Muse, Kendrick Lamar, Mastodon Die Antwoord and The War on Drugs.  
The 2015 Roskilde Festival runs from June 27 - July 4, with the main musical acts performing over the last four days. Single-day tickets for Saturday, when McCartney will perform are sold out, but other tickets are still available. 
Here is the full Roskilde line-up (click for larger version):


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