Danish musical festivals reveal final line-ups

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

Danish musical festivals reveal final line-ups
Photo: NorthSide
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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Danish music festival offers discounted tickets… for 2049

Tickets for the Northside festival in Aarhus will soon be available for a bargain 250 kroner – if you are prepared to wait 29 years to attend the annual live music event.

Danish music festival offers discounted tickets… for 2049
Will MØ be on the Northside lineup again in 2049? Photo: Ida Guldbæk Arentsen/Ritzau Scanpix

A spokesperson for the festival admitted he was unsure whether Northside will still exist in 2029, despite the ticket availability, DR reports.

A regular ticket for entry to each of the festival’s three days – which in 2020 fall on June 4th-6th – costs 1,895 kroner.

That means a saving of 1,645 kroner or 87 percent of its normal value can be garnered by being patient for almost three decades.

The cheap tickets are a joint promotion between Northside and Danica Pension as part of a campaign to “get Danes to fill their futures with the things they love today,” the festival said in a press statement.

Danica Pension head of marketing Dorthe Krogh Jensen said in the press release that ticket sales were not the primary goal of the campaign, which aims to get people to think about their pensions.

“The idea is to get more Danes – especially those who still have a few decades until they draw a pension – to think about the kind of life they want to lead in the future,” Jensen said.

The fact remains that tickets for Northside 2049 go on sale on January 16th for the price of 250 kroner, via Ticketmaster.

Northside’s partner and sustainability manager Martin Thim admitted to DR that nobody knows whether the festival will still exist at the century’s halfway point.

“But we are definitely backing Northside to still exist in 30 years. This campaign and thought experiment is interesting for us, because we want to start a discussion and consideration of what the world will look like in 30 years,” Thim told the broadcaster.

The 250 kroner ticket fee will be returnable if “against our expectations, Northside doesn’t exist” when 2049 comes around, he added.

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