Following the colossal headliner announcement for NorthSide 2018, the leading Danish festival has delivered its second wave of acts, contributing to what will be an unmissable line up for 2018.
Showcasing the festival’s versatility in genre and consistent quality, the addition of Tyler, The Creator, Aurora, A Perfect Circle and Sleaford Mods also demonstrates why NorthSide is gaining a wider international reputation as the place to be next summer. After hosting the world exclusive live return of Frank Ocean this year, the chance to see Tyler, The Creator is another huge draw to Aarhus for UK fans, following his live ban in 2015.
Ticket sales for the ninth edition of NorthSide began selling faster than ever last month, and now festival spokesman John Fogde has confirmed that a limited number of one-day tickets will be released from Tuesday 31st October. “We’ve already come a long way with the NorthSide 2018 line-up, so we’re ready to start selling one-day tickets. At the same time, we can also reveal, which days the [initial] announced acts will play, so people can start getting an idea of how the program will turn out.”
Headliners Queens of the Stone, The National and Cigarettes After Sex will all play on Friday 8th June alongside A Perfect Circle, while Father John Misty and Deerhunter will be joined by Tyler, the Creator on Saturday 9th June.
The expanding festival, set in Denmark’s second city and European Capital of Culture, is expected to entertain over 40,000 music fans next year and prides itself on achieving its 100% organic status.
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The band has just released its seventh album, ‘Sleep Well Beast’, where Mojo, Pitchfork, and the New York Times all had rave reviews. The same was the case when The National earlier this year was the main attraction at the Haven Festival, where GAFFA awarded five stars after the concert. The festival was created in collaboration with the Dessner brothers from the band and showed that The National has a very special relationship with Denmark. However, we have to go back to 2014 for their last show at NorthSide, so it is with great pleasure that we can now announce that they have said yes to return next year.
Queens of The Stone Age
There are few people on the planet more rock’n’roll than Josh Homme. Since the early days in Kyuss, he has not only collaborated with Iggy Pop, Mark Lanegan, and Arctic Monkeys, and formed Eagles of Death Metal and Them Crooked Vultures, he has also released five albums with the all-star band The Desert Sessions and seven unparalleled albums with the Queens of the Stone Age. The latest album with QOTSA was recorded with Mark Ronson and once again shows Homme’s urge to push to the limits, while developing and delivering crisp and catchy rock songs. The band is always a guarantee for an amazing show and we are very excited to invite Queens of The Stone Age back to NorthSide.
Father John Misty
The controversial and provocative character Father John Misty, created by Josh Tillman after his time inFleet Foxes and the solo career as J. Tillman, cannot help but create havoc and stir emotions. Nevertheless, through misanthropic but still beautiful songs the decadent crooner has succeeded in attracting an enormous audience. A true one-of-a-kind artist, unpredictable, sometimes hard to grasp, but always fascinating. So we definitely won’t be bored in Aarhus, when Father John Misty comes to visit.
There are few bands that have released as many excellent albums with as high a level of ambition for more than a decade as Deerhunter. Psych-pop meets noisy punk with impressive beauty on records such as ‘Microcastle’ and the masterpiece ‘Halcyon Digest’, and on the latest album, ‘Fading Frontier’, bandleader Bradford Cox shows that he also excels at writing more focused songs that can get on the radio. Their concerts are often a noisy and hypnotic affair, which will undoubtedly be well-received, when Deerhunter pays their first visit to NorthSide.
Cigarettes After Sex
Expectations for the debut album from Cigarettes after Sex were great and were finally finalized in June on an album, Soundvenue called “sensual pop noir” in a five-star review. The November concert in Copenhagen will be the band’s first in Denmark and was quickly sold out. But luckily, there will be another chance to catch them, when NorthSide hosts the first Danish festival show with Cigarettes after Sex.
Tyler, the Creator