Ladies and Gentlemen… SPOT Festival in Denmark’s second largest city Aarhus is coming closer!!! It is definitely one of Good because Danish’s favorite festivals happening in Denmark and we won’t miss it this year!
SPOT Festival has quite an interesting concept, since the main idea is “to create a promotion platform for the Danish and Nordic music. The festival’s repertoire is dictated chiefly by the will to support new bands and artists that are of a quality to succeed internationally” (SPOT Festival website).
The organizators chose Aarhus, a Danish city with music in its blood, as place to create a festival where year by year both promising new bands and well-established Nordic musicians perform in several smaller and bigger venues. The concerts are happening at clubs (like HeadQuarters), concert venues (VoxHall or Radar), but also in the Scandinavian Center or the art object of Godsbanen.
For some days in May, SPOT makes Aarhus pulsing with music and art in every corner. A lot of unofficial events and smaller showcases accompany the bigger shows of the official line-up.
What SPOT Festival means for the bands playing there? For the newcomers it means a chance to present themselves and who knows, maybe they will reach success and international attention as The Raveonettes (who started their big career at SPOT and celebrated their 20 year anniversary by playing a special gig on the festival last year). Better-known Danish and Nordic bands choose to come to SPOT Festival for new experiences: they get involved into different interesting projects (like 2012 NAKED – a singer and a piano), they can feel the fresh trends.
For the audience, SPOT Festival is a perfect opportunity to get to know the newest acts and see them playing before they will be invited to Roskilde Festival, for example. Also – it’s in the beginning of May, so you can just relax and have a great time with music in the lovely city of Aarhus, which is beautiful in Spring!
This year’s festival line-up is full of interesting acts and collaborations. Good because Danish is very much looking forward to see as many of them as possible and will soon let you know some of our recommendations for SPOT Festival 2014, which is this year celebrating its 25. anniversary!
To see some of our impressions from SPOT Festival 2013 and 2012 go HERE.
That’s how it looked like last year <3 :