For the second year in a row, Tinderbox Festival can present legends on stage. In 2018, Depeche Mode conjured up the audience, and this year, DURAN DURAN gets the credit. Both bands have dominated the charts worldwide, and besides nationality and an impressive list of hits, both bands are also members of the exclusive club of names that have sold more than 100 million albums.
DURAN DURAN’s music videos were groundbreaking in the 80s and iconic today, and most recently they released the acclaimed album “Paper Gods”, in which both Janelle Monáe and Jonas Bjerre from Mew participate. They are the world’s largest pop band, the legends behind “Rio”, “Girls On Film” and “Ordinary World”, and when DURAN DURAN visited NorthSide Festival in 2016, there were five stars from both BT and GAFFA. Now the legendary band returns to Denmark and comes with a guarantee to give a terrific concert at Tinderbox Festival.
American folk band THE LUMINEERS broke through with a bang in 2012 with the giant hit “Ho Hey”, which took hit lists worldwide and was proclaimed P3’s inevitable. Both the debut album, “The Lumineers” and the album “Cleopatra” have sold millions worldwide, and songs such as “Stubborn Love” and “Ophelia” have gone clean home with fans who love their modern version of the classic American folk music. Therefore, a comparison with Mumford & Sons is also ahead, even though THE LUMINEERS have real New Jersey under their fingers and long ago surpassed the English band in streams on Spotify. The band combines for their concerts both the heartfelt and heartbreaking with the festive and popular, giving a riveting concert experience as GAFFA gave five stars when the band visited Store Vega in 2016.
WOLFMOTHER got a gold record in the US and three times platinum in the band’s homeland, as the Australian band broke through with their debut record. The single “Woman” won a Grammy for “Best Hard Rock Performance”, so it was no wonder that Rolling Stone Magazine called “Wolfmother” one of this year’s best albums. Eleven years later, WOLFMOTHER released their latest album – a strong release that shows that the band has never finished writing captivating and fierce rock songs. With “Victorious” band leader Andrew Stockdale once again released an album that is edgy, ingenious, uncompromising and ranks among the band’s best. In Denmark, GAFFA has given the band five stars for their last two concerts, emphasizing WOLFMOTHER’s ability to always deliver a game of sweaty retrorock.
Before RICK ASTLEY became an internet phenomenon and had secured more than 500 million plays of the megahite “Never Gonna Give You Up”, the English singer was a common pop star who had sold more than 40 million records worldwide and been numbered one on the hit list in 25 countries. In other words, RICK ASTLEY was already a phenomenon before becoming an internet phenomenon!
The song is on the debut album “Whenever You Need Somebody”, which contains the hit of the same name, “When I Fall in Love” and “Together Forever”. The hit hour continued until 1993 with “She Wants to Dance with Me”, “Take Me To Your Heart”, “Hold Me in Your Arms”, “Cry for Help”, “Move Right Out” and “Hopelessly,” and then RICK ASTLEY made a surprising decision and retired as a 27-year-old. However, he came back in 2001 and has since been touring and publishing albums on a regular basis. In 2016, RICK ASTLEY chose to celebrate his 50th birthday with the album “50”, which numbered one in England and provided him with a platinum disc. Last year came “Beautiful Life”, and this summer you can for the first time experience the million-selling phenomenon at Tinderbox.
Guitar-based songwriting and hip hop-inspired production has ensured DERMOT KENNEDY millions of streams for songs such as “After Rain”, “A Closeness”, “Power Over Me” and “Glory”. It has also become a heating job for Tinderbox – current Lana Del Rey and a sold out solo tour in the USA. So the Irish songwriter has, in a very short time, taken an impressive place in the music industry.
Danish songwriting is also strongly represented in this session through the announcement of both PHLAKE and PETER SOMMER & TIGGERNE. Since 2015, PHLAKE has developed into a hugely popular name, which two years ago gave a terrific concert at Tinderbox. Since then, the duo has released the album “Weird Invitations” with hits such as “Ouch”, “Rascal” and “Chunks”, so there is made ready with lots of new hits for the guests at Tinderbox 2019. To date, PETER SOMMER has only appeared once at Tinderbox – and it was as part of De Eneste To. Therefore, it is both time and with great pleasure to welcome the Prince of Skanderborg, who brings his faithful orchestra TIGGERNE.
Magicbox gets three new names in this round, and with the addition of MARTIN JENSEN comes a Danish superstar on stage. “Miracles” has been P3’s inevitable, and “Solo Dance” has more than half a billion streams on Spotify. It has also become platinum plates abroad for “All I Wanna Do”, and now comes the Danish success story on the program in Odense. The Dane is joined by LOST FREQUENCIES, who are the man behind “Are You With Me”, “Crazy” and “Reality” who together with a large number of other house tracks have more than one billion streams on Spotify. The last name is Australian duo NERVO, who has written songs for Avicii, Ke$ha, Kylie Minogue and David Guetta, who collaborated with them on the Grammy winning song “When Love Takes Over”. The Australian sisters, however, also performed in their own names for festivals such as Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza and Creamfields, providing them with a 16th place at the DJ Mag Top 100.
It brings a total of 10 new exciting names to the Tinderbox 2019, and so the program now looks as follows: A$AP ROCKY, BENAL, BILLIE EILISH, THE CHAINSMOKERS, DERMOT KENNEDY, DIPLO, DROPKICK MURPHYS, DURAN DURAN, DZEKO, EDX, FAUSTIX , GNAGS, GRETA VAN FLEET, LOC, LANA DEL REY, LIL UZI VERT, LOST FREQUENCIES, LOUD LUXURY, THE LUMINEERS, LYDMOR, MACKLEMORE, MARTIN JENSEN, THE MINDS OF 99, NERVO, PETER SOMMER & TIGERS, PHLAKE, RICK ASTLEY, SHERYL CROW, SIGRID, SKUNK ANANSIE, SUSPEKT, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA and WOLFMOTHER.