SPOT: The Crystal Ball of Scandinavian Music

26 April 2015 by

Danish festival SPOT, for artists of the future, is about to take off for the 21st time.

Taking place in Aarhus, Denmark, SPOT will showcase upcoming Scandinavian artists across 16 stages, over three days, from the 31st of April to 3rd of May.

FMS Copenhagen will be there to check out some of the most interesting new acts from Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia, while looking out for something completely new and unexpected.

Highlights include award winning techno/house DJ and producer Brynjolfur of the Faroe Islands, who this last year has received brilliant reviews for his concerts and established himself as an artist in Copenhagen. Be sure to check out his set on Friday night, at 1am on the Atlas stage.

Cancer is a new project with lead singer of internationally recognised When Saints Go Machine, along with Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild and Kristian Finne of Chorus Grant.

Swedish Hurula and their classic punk-rock melodic songs are a personal favorite, and I’m looking forward to hearing live, for the first time, solid songs such as last year’s single ’22’.

D/troit is a new Danish band mixing soul and funk and not to be missed, along with the very popular folk-rockers Folkeklubben (pictured), and the uncrowned king of disco-pop, Vinnie Who, who’s latest album ‘Harmony’ has shown a new, softer singer/songwriter approach.

For Akia is also a promising new act from Denmark. Their sound is fresh and rhythmic and Hans Mortensen’s unique lyrics are deep and personal.

We’re also looking forward to Lydmor (DK), Hymns from Nineveh (DK), Jacobløberhjemmefra (DK), Kenton Slash Demon (DK), The Cabin Project (DK), Shiny Darkly (DK) and Mads Damsgaard of Reptile Youth in a special performance with visual artist Abigail Portner.

Movies, PULP – A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets and Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will also be on display.

Don’t miss out if you find yourself in the second largest city of Denmark next weekend.

Full programme available at spotfestival.dk.

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Words: Maria Viskinde

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