Danish Festival NorthSide reveals first bands for 2022

NorthSide is finally back, and is painted with a broad musical brush in the first publication, which among other things shows the strength of Danish music.

Among the international main names you will find NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – a band that loves Denmark as much as Denmark loves them. The Rock masters, who should have played two coveted concerts at the Royal Arena in 2020, have just released 27 tracks on the release B-Sides & Rarities (Part II) and are taking revenge for last year’s canceled tour on NorthSide, where the fresh air matches Nick Caves’ heavenly songwriting and always overwhelming live performance.

Scottish artist LEWIS CAPALDI has distinguished himself in the elite of songwriting talents with best-selling hits such as “Someone You Loved”, “Bruises” and “Before You Go”, while the British brother duo in DISCLOSURE has for a decade built a bridge between the electronic genre and mainstream pop and the hip hop scene with their danceable productions and prominent guests.

The British bands are joined by Norway’s undisputed biggest pop export GIRL IN RED, who in a few years has built up a huge online fanbase on media like Instagram and TikTok with her honest and unpolished songs about everything from sunken love and sexuality to anxiety and depression. Her Scandinavian indie pop universe stands in stark contrast to New York rapper PRINCESS NOKIA‘S hip hop, which, combined with her activist agenda and no-bullsh*t attitude, has made her one of the most prominent names on the American rap scene.

Today’s announcement is to a large extent also a tribute to the massive Danish talent pool, as if someone might also suffer from the noisy concert and festival silence of recent years.

At the top of the preliminary poster are the experienced groups KASHMIR, MEW and SUSPEKT, who have all been involved in writing Danish music history in each of their unique fields. The three legendary acts are supplemented by a number of at least as important Danish artists, namely those who are now in the process of writing further on the history of Danish music.

From JADA, who with her uncompromising pop has already achieved cult status among her thousands of fan-bearing fans to TESSA, who gives Suspekt a fight to the west sign line with her dirty rap.

From the sparkling star CLARA, who over a number of years has taken Danish commercial pop to new heights to HANS PHILIP and COCO O. who each with their personal and intimate sound universe have blown the framework for Danish R&B. Last but not least, DREW SYCAMORE makes it hard to stand still with irresistible radio hits like “I Wanna Be Dancing” and “45 Fahrenheit Girl”, while the Aarhus boys in Subtitle present a new generation of ecstatic Danish-language youth pop.

An overwhelming number of festival guests have saved their tickets from the cancelled years 2020 and 2021. This means that not many tickets will go on sale for the festival in 2022. The last partout tickets will go on sale on 1st November at 10.00am, while the last day tickets will go on sale on February 1st, 2022.