NorthSide is finally back and there’s a wide range of artists in the first announcement that particularly shows the strength of the local Danish music scene.
NorthSide will be taking place from June 2nd to June 4th at the new festival site Eskelunden in Aarhus. NorthSide has already revealed its status as the new home of architects Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange’s gigantic art installation, The ORB, as well as its new sustainable decision to only serve plant-based meals and use 100% green energy. Now, the time has finally come for the first taste of the musical buffet.
1st class international acts and the sound of tomorrow
Amongst next year’s international headliners is Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – a band that has continuously proved a mutual love of Denmark and the Danish audience. The iconic rock group, that was scheduled to play two high-demand arena shows in Copenhagen in 2020, has just released the new record B-Sides & Rarities (Part II), and will be making up for last year’s cancelled tour at NorthSide 2022. A spot where the open sky complements Nick Cave’s heavenly songwriting and always intense live performances.
Scotland’s Lewis Capaldi has made a name of himself in the absolute elite of contemporary songwriters with massive hits like “Someone You Loved”, “Bruises” and “Before You Go”, while the Lawrence-brothers in Disclosure have spent the last decade closing the gap between the electronic genre and the mainstream pop- and hip-hop scene with their danceable productions and prominent guest features.
The Brits are joined by Norway’s biggest new pop export girl in red, who’s build an enormous online fanbase at platforms such as Instagram and TikTok with her honest and unpolished songs about everything from lust and love to anxiety and depression. In contrast to girl in red’s Scandinavian indie pop stands the New York-rapper Princess Nokia. With her superior flow, activist agenda and no bullsh*t attitude, she’s become one of the most iconic new rappers in the US and beyond.
The sound of Denmark
Today’s announcement is also a celebration of the massive amount of Danish talent that has suffered from the past year’s echoing concert and festival silence. In top of the lineup you’ll find veterans like Kashmir, Mew and Suspektwho’ve spent the past decades writing music history within each of their very different fields. The three legendary acts are accompanied by a string of just as essential artists – the new names that are now continuing writing the impressive saga of Danish music.
From Jada, whose uncompromising pop has already made her a cult name among her thousands of fans to Tessa, who’s challenging Suspekt on their dirty dancefloor rap. From the bright new pop star Clara who’s spent the past years raising the bar for commercial pop in Denmark to Hans Philip and Coco O. whose vulnerable and intimate individual sounds have taken Danish R&B to new heights. Drew Sycamore forces your feet to move with irresistible radio anthems like “I Wanna Be Dancing” and “45 Fahrenheit Girl” while the local Aarhus-band Undertekst presents a whole new generation of ecstatic Danish youth-pop.
Remaining full festival tickets for NorthSide 2022 will go on sale at November 1st 10am CET
An overwhelming amount of festival guests decided to hold on to their tickets from the cancelled years 2020 and 2021. The support means the world to NorthSide but as a consequence, there won’t be many tickets left, when the ticket sale starts on November 1st at 10am CET. In addition, all remaining single-day tickets will go on sale at February 1st 2022.