Northside Festival is a Aarhus based festival and has existed since 2010. Last year they had an incredible line-up featuring the French electronic music duo Justice, the Danish rap group Malk De Koijn, the British electronic duo The XX and british singer James Blake.
This year is even more incredible when it comes to the line-up! If you happen to be in Denmark you really ought to go. The festival will take place from june 14th-16th and it is ALL about the music – so no camping.
I want to give you my top 5 over must-see bands on this year’s Northside Festival. (Random order)
This band only has to EP’s behind them, and will be releasing their first album this year. I am absolutely, head over heels, in love with their sound. It’s very melodramatic meets singer/songwriter. My favourite song is “Daughter” and if you happen to catch the Danish X-factor one of the contestants used it in a liveshow (although I really didn’t care for the way she performed it).
Youth – Daughter
2. Biffy Clyro
I first heard this band, about two years ago, at a Foo Fighters concert. They were one of the two bands following Foo Fighters on tour and I really don’t remember the other band because Biffy Clyro made such an impression on me. I can’t wait to see them again! The band has many different aspects – some of their songs are quite weird and soft whilst other really gives you the rock-kick you sometimes need.
Biffy Clyro – Black Chandelier
3. Tegan And Sara
I’ve been listening to these two Canadian sisters for about 7 years now. I have yet to see them live although they’ve been to Denmark before! So for me it’s a pretty huge thing to finally see them. I’ve heard that they are incredible live, they’re extremely present and theyy deliver their songs with great soft voices. (So my sources tell me).
Tegan and Sara – Back In Your Head
4. Tom Odell
This young gentleman is brand new. He has an amazing sound, like a mix between James Blake, Jake Bugg and Ben Howard.
Tom Odell – Stay Tonight
5. Band of Horses
I am a hardcore fan of these guys! This will make it the 4th time I see them live and they’ve never disappointed me. They’re not a hard-hitting band but their music just has this power that makes seeing them live an incredibly intense experience. Especially this song works brilliantly:
Band of Horses – Is There A Ghost
If you want to listen to some of the other bands joining this year’s festival, such as Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds or Arctic Monkeys, then take a listen to the Spotify Playlist I’ve created, featuring all the artists.