The Swedish world star and pop queen are joined by SPLEEN UNITED, FRANC MOODY and JUNG.
Organisers started the countdown to NorthSide 2020 with, among other things, GREEN DAY, WEEZER and Danish star seeds in the form of MEKDES AND MAGS. Now they are ready with even more names for the music poster.
2014 saw ROBYN at NorthSide in a true techno-intermezzo in the company of the producer duo, Röyksopp. In 2020, ROBYN will be hosting NorthSide for the first time in our own name, and we guarantee that you will “be dancing on your own” when the unclaimed queen of the dance floor opens up 25 years of utterly formidable songwriting and lots of mega hits. In 2018, the album “Honey” landed with the hit single “Missing U” as a spearhead, and Robyn once again highlighted that she is one of the most accomplished and most influential artists on the electro-pop stage.
We first became acquainted with ROBYN in 1995 when the debut album “Robyn Is Here” landed. Hits like “Do You Know (What It Takes)”, “Do You Really Want Me” and “Show Me Love” burst onto the charts of the world, scoring among other Top 10 rankings on the prestigious US Billboard list. In 2005, Robyn got his big, international breakthrough with “With Every Heartbeat” from the record “Robyn”, which was also the launch of the electronic, synth-embossed sound we have since associated with ROBYN. In 2010, the trilogy “Body Talk” landed, where titles like “Dancing On My Own” and “Call Your Girlfriend” do not need further introduction.
ROBYN plays on Friday, June 5th at NorthSide.
After a six-year musical break, the reunion with Aarhusian SPLEEN UNITED is not just a reunion, but also a “welcome back” to the band’s original line-up, as we know it from the debut album “Godspeed Into The Mainstream”. In 2013, following a concert at NorthSide, the group announced that they would pause “indefinitely”, fortunately, that break is over, and organisers are proud to welcome Bjarke and Gaute Niemann, Kasper Nørlund, Rune Wehner and Jens Kinch back on stage in Aarhus.
In 2005, SPLEEN UNITED broke through with “Godspeed Into The Mainstream”, and the first single “Heroin Unltd”, which also earned the title of “P3’s Inevitable”, was heavily followed by hits such as “In Peak Fitness Condition” and “Spleen Utd.” In 2008, the group’s second album “Neanderthal” landed directly in first place on the official Danish album hit list, and the band marked themselves as sublime tone and lyrics champions on hits such as “Suburbia” and “My Tribe”. In 2012 Spleen United released the musical gem “School of Euphoria” with singles such as “Days Of Thunder” and “Misery”, which has Gitte Nielsen – formerly Stallone – in choir. The album triggered a Danish Music Award for “Danish Rock Release of the Year” as well as the Gaffa Prize for “Danish Electronic Release of the Year”, and now we can in fact say “welcome back” to SPLEEN UNITED.
SPLEEN UNITED plays on Saturday, June 6th at NorthSide.
In 2018, London-based FRANC MOODY released their first EP “Dance Moves” and since then it has generated more than 10 million streams on Spotify, emphasising that the demand for glitter-filled groove rhythms lives to the best of its ability. The music collective, with Ned Franc and Jon Moody up front, delivers on singles such as “Dopamine”, “Lunar” and precisely the title number “Dance Moves” a solid collection of funk rhythms and guitar riffs, which characterise FRANC MOODY as his own, though with clear references to both Daft Punk and Jamiroquai.
FRANC MOODY plays on Saturday, June 6th at NorthSide.
In September, Gaffa singled out the single “She Comes Back” from the Danish trio JUNG as one of “the best right now”. At the same time, P3 supplemented the title as “P3’s Inevitable”, and there is a reason for that. Since the release of the debut single “I Must Wait” earlier this year, we have been pointing our ears towards the distinctive and solid text universe enveloped in a stylish indie pop universe that features JUNG‘s music, which in addition to singer Jonas Jung consists of Sigurd Boesen and Michael Hovmand. The two singles are the only things we’ve heard about JUNG at the time of writing, but we expect to hear a lot more about the trio before they step on stage for next year’s NorthSide.
JUNG plays on Thursday, June 4th at NorthSide.
NorthSide 2020 will be held in Ådalen, near Aarhus, June 4th – 6th 2020.