Northside Festival

Northside Festival, Denmark 2012Northside Festival takes place at Aarhus, Denmark

Northside Festival 2012 dates – 15th to 17th June

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The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Bat for Lashes, Bombay Bicycle Club, Choir of Young Believers, Dúné, Eagles of Death Metal, Emeli Sandé, Freja Loeb, Garbage, The Gaslight Anthem, The Hives, James Blake, Justice, Kasabian, Kashmir, The Kooks, Little Dragon, Lukas Graham, Malk De Koijn, Marina & the Diamonds, Miles Kane, Mumford & Sons, Noah & The Whale, Noel Gallagher´s High Flying Birds, Oh Land, Snow Patrol, The Stone Roses, Turboweekend, When Saints Go Machine, The xx

The History of Northside Festival
Northside Festival is born and created in Denmark’s youngest city, Aarhus, and is intended as an annual recurring festival for the young avid music lover. Northside Festival stems from the idea that in a long time has lacked something north side in Aarhus for the large group of young people, the town consists of. There are lots of cultural things in the city during the year as Sculptures By The Sea Festival, sporting events, and there are great many musical underground festivals and of course the acclaimed Spot Festival, focusing solely on talent. But it has lacked the big music festival that presents major international artists. It is not envisaged that Northside Festival will bring music to the younger generation, it must increasingly be a musical mirror of precisely this.

Northside Festival was held for the first time 19th June 2010 at Tangkrogen of Aarhus. 5,000 people visited the festival, which had a strong and sharp profiled music program consisting of Nephew, Mew, Veto, Turbo Weekend and suicide.

Northside Festival 2011
In 2011 the festival took place 11th-12th June in a new location in downtown Aarhus, namely the large beautiful green valley area by Soren Frichs Road, behind the old warehouse center, just a few miles from the center of Aarhus.
Musically, was presented with a progressive line-up of recent Danish and foreign artists. The program consisted of the following artists:

Asbjorn And The Strange Ears, Band of Horses (U.S.), boho Dancer, Crystal Castles (CA), The Wall, Editors (United Kingdom), Elbow (United Kingdom), Fallulah, Interpol (U.S.), Jamie Woon (United Kingdom), Suede (United Kingdom), Søren Huss, The Floor Is Made Of Lava, The Naked and Famous (NZ), The Rumour Said Fire, The Streets (United Kingdom), The Vaccines (United Kingdom), Thomas Dybdahl (N), Tina Dico, Turbo Weekend Veto and White Lies (United Kingdom).

Northside Festival 2012
In 2012 the festival expanded to three days and takes place from 15-17th in June. Again, the river valley by Soren Frichs Road, which will form part of the festival. The program is currently being booked and will be published regularly.

Behind the festival is Brian Nielsen, Scandinavia, Flemming Myllerup, Scandinavia and Folkert Koopmans, FKP Scorpio, who is the organizer of more than 10 major festivals in Germany and Switzerland. This constellation ensures on the one hand, extensive experience in planning and running of festivals in Denmark and the German connection has access to major international artists, which is a crucial parameter for the Northside Festival’s continued growth.


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