One of the biggest names in contemporary r’n’b, hip-hop, soul and funk, a main alternative pop artist, a charismatic leader of one of the most interesting British bands of recent years and an incredibly talented new character of alternative – ANDERSON. PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS, CHARLI XCX, JEHNNY BETH and CLAIRO join Open’er line-up.
ANDERSON .PAAK is a vocalist, rapper, producer and multi-instrumentalist, who in recent years has become one of the biggest names in contemporary urban music. His debut solo album “Venice” came out in 2014 and he was quickly noticed by the hip-hop community in the US, both as an artist and producer. In the next two years he started collaboration with such artists as The Game, Schoolboy Q and Macklemore. He also made a guest appearance on six songs on Dr. Dre’s album. With his next album “Malibu” (released in 2016) Paak raised the bar even higher. Consequence Of Sound compared the record to the albums of Steve Wonder or Kendrick Lamar, and Pitchfork immediately named it Best New Music. At the same time, ANDERSON .PAAK joined the group of Freshmen XXL, alongside such artists as Denzel Curry, Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage and Kodak Black. His third album “Oxnard” (2018) features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Pusha T, Snoop Dogg, Q-Tip and J. Cole, made his debut on The Billboard at No. 11. Paak’s latest release “Ventura” (2019) was his first US top 10 album.
ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS will perform at Open’er on July 1.
Charlotte Aitchison, better known as CHARLI XCX, is one of the most interesting contemporary pop artists who loves experimental sound and image. After releasing her first singles and mixtapes in 2011, she had garnered an impressive level of hype and it was only a matter of time before she became even more famous. The first breakthrough point of her career came in 2013 due to great hit ‘I Love It’, recorded with Icona Pop. In the same year, CHARLI released her debut album “True Romance” and she received her first career GRAMMY nominations for “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea. In June 2014, she received her first solo hit with “Boom Clap”, which hit Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although the fans had to wait until 2019 for her next full-length album, in the meantime she released EP “Vroom Vroom” (2016). Today, artists are queuing up to collaborate with her. Charli has co-written songs for, among others, Selena Gomez and Shawn Mendes. She also served big duet songs with Troye Sivan, Mura Masa, Lizzo, Diplo and many more.
CHARLI XCX will perform at Open’er on July 1.
JEHNNY BETH is best known as a charismatic leader and vocalist of Savages – Mercury Prize nominated band for the albums “Silence Yourself” (2013) and “Adore Life” (2016). Since 2017, when the group decided to take a break, she successfully develops her career. Besides performing with other artists such as PJ Harvey, The XX, Gorillaz, Julian Casablancas and Anna Calvi, last year she presented her first solo tracks. Beth’s debut solo album “To Love Is To Live” (with simmering single “Flower”) will be released May 8th.
JEHNNY BETH will play at the Alter Stage, also on July 1.
Since 2017 and the premiere of the song “Pretty Girl”, CLAIRO is described as one of the most promising artists of the broadly understood alternative. In 2018 she released her debut EP “Diary 001”, which was warmly received by fans and earned praise from publications including Pitchfork and New York Times. Her talent was quickly noticed by other artists and she collaborated with, among others, SG Lewis, Mura Masa and Charlie XCX. Last year she released her first full-length album “Immunity”, led by singles “Bags”, “Closer to You” and “Sofia”.
CLAIRO will perform in Gdynia on July 2.