The Oxfordshire band has not played a show on Danish soil in eight years so the booking is seen as a major coup by the festival, which having started in 2010 is still largely seen as a ‘little brother’ to the more established Roskilde Festival.
“We are proud and honoured that Radiohead has agreed to play NorthSide in the summer. They are the perfect band as a headliner for our poster and today’s announcement is the culmination of several years of hard work,” festival spokesman John Fogde said in a press release.
He added that the booking was “a dream come true” for the Aarhus team.
Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and have topped numerous polls and critics’ lists as one of the best bands of the 1990s and 2000s. Their ninth album, ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, was released to great fanfare and a warm critical reception earlier this year.
In other festival news, the Copenhagen heavy metal festival Copenhell recently announced that System of a Down will headline its 2017 incarnation. The Armenian-American band will perform their first ever Danish festival show and first concert in Denmark in nearly 12 years.
With the two big-name announcements from its competitors, all eyes will be on the Roskilde Festival when it rolls out its first batch of names on Thursday.