It won’t be long before Smukfest starts selling party tickets for 2020 and organisers know how to celebrate the news better than by presenting four international guests – KHALID, KYGO, LIONEL RICHIE and TOVE LO.
It is only three years since KHALID released the single “Location”, which was to be the start of one of the great careers in modern American music. In 2019, KHALID’s second album “Free Spirit” was released and went to #1 on the US sales list, underlining his huge popularity. The range of KHALID hits is gradually large and extensive. “Beautiful People”, “Eastside” (with Halsey), “Better”, “Silence”, “Lovely”, “Talk” (feat. Disclosure), “Young, Dumb & Broke” and the aforementioned “Location”. Songs that have more than 5 billion (!) Streams on Spotify alone!
Billboard Magazine has called him “the next EDM superstar” – and in a very short time KYGO has grown from a “bedroom producer” to one of the most recognisable electronic artists in the world. KYGO has become known to most through a number of popular remixes, sold-out concerts in North America and Europe, and headliner status at major festivals, including Coachella and Ultra Music Festival. He reached a billion streams faster than any other artist – and today has had more than 13 billion total audio and video streams worldwide.
American singer and songwriter LIONEL RICHIE has sold more than 100 million albums throughout his career – and is known for a string of mega hits such as “Endless Love”, “Lady”, “Truly”, “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover “,” Stuck on You “,” Hello “,” Say You, Say Me “and” Dancing on the Ceiling “. And then he was also a co-writer and star in one of music history’s greatest songs: “We Are the World,” recorded in 1985 for “USA for Africa”. LIONEL RICHIE‘s extensive song catalog also includes hits from the early years of his career, where he was a lead singer in The Commodores. delivered evergreens such as “Three Times a Lady,” “Still,” and “Easy.” LIONEL RICHIE‘s concert at Smukfest is his first Danish festival concert!
With international hits such as “Habits (Stay High”) “,”Cool Girl”, “Disco Tits”,”Glad He’s Gone” and “Talking Body”, TOVE LO has entered the prestigious range of Swedish artists with appeal to the whole world. The great American website AllMusic.com has described TOVE LO distinctively with the words “her reputation for confronting the darker side of love and relationships with thoughtful, provocative and catchy songwriting“.