A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky

Saturday 19:45Green Stage

It has been a longstanding ambition to get a great hip hop act on the poster for NorthSide, and with the addition of A$AP Rocky we have succeeded. The 25-year-old New Yorker released a mixtape in 2011, which was universally acclaimed and paved the way for a record deal and massive media coverage.

The long-awaited debut album, “Long.Live.A$AP”, was released in the autumn of last year and went straight to number one in his home country, where tracks like “Fuckin’ Problems” and “Wild for the Night” pushed A$AP’s status as one of the most interesting new rappers right now.

Here in Denmark, tickets for his latest show sold out in minutes, and we can’t wait to see the head of the A$AP Mob onstage at NorthSide.

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Ane Brun

Ane Brun

Sunday 12:55Blue Stage

Through seven very diverse releases, Norwegian singer Ane Brun has undergone an enormous development as both a songwriter and an organiser. Her primarily acoustic debut “Spending Time With Morgan” is far from albums such as “Duets”, which features collaborations with names such as Ron Sexsmith, Teitur and Madrugada, and “It All Starts With One”, in which keyboards, string instruments and two drummers are in favour of the acoustic guitar.

The development has also had an impact on her live performances. Her latest Danish concert was rewarded with six stars by GAFFA, who praised her and the band’s ability to rework the recorded material and seduce the audience.

Ane Brun is one of the greatest musical success stories to come out of Norway in recent years, and other than several albums going double platinum in her home country, she has won a large number of awards and gained success in both Scandinavia and around Europe. Furthermore, her success helped her appear on Peter Gabriel’s album “New Blood”, which was followed by warm-up jobs as well as performing as a choir singer on Gabriel’s tour in 2010. So there is plenty of reason to look forward to next summer’s concert with the unique singer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Sunday 20:35Green Stage

One of the most popular band wishes for NorthSide 2014 has been Arcade Fire, who in October 2013 released the fantastic album ‘Reflektor’, and through four brilliant releases, the band have positioned themselves as one of the most interesting and exciting artists within the last decade.

In 2004, Canadian group Arcade Fire released their debut album ‘Funeral’, which was instantly proclaimed to be a masterpiece by, among others, the trendsetting website Pitchfork. In the beginning, the band’s record company couldn’t keep up with the large amount of attention the band were getting, and in order to keep up with demand, more copies had to be printed in haste. Five months later, the album was officially released in Europe, but by then the band were already stars and a number of concerts were quickly moved to larger venues.

Arcade Fire managed to avoid the so-called second album syndrome, and instead released an ambitious and extremely successful show of force. ‘Neon Bible’ sent the band to the top of the charts all over the world and positioned them as one of the new millennium’s best artists. They kept the high standard on ‘The Suburbs’, which has won a large number of awards including a Grammy, a Brit Award and several GAFFA awards.

The latest chapter in the band’s history is ‘Reflektor’, which Rolling Stone labeled as their best album yet, which is an opinion many international music magazines share.

Once again, the album draws on Haitian culture, but this time electronic elements have been added to the sound, which producer James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) is partly responsible for. Through a book on alienation and reflection, Søren Kierkegaard has proven to be another source of inspiration, which can be seen in some of the lyrics and not least in the album title.

Arcade Fire are exceptionally good live and it’s fantastic to be able to welcome them to NorthSide 2014.

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Baby in Vain

Baby in Vain

Saturday 16:15P6 BEAT Stage

Since their formation in 2011, the Danish trio has, through a number of praised and heavy-hitting concerts, entered the Danish rock scene with a bang. The energy has so far been captured three 7” singles on which you get bombed with heavy riffs, catchy vocals and rough attitudes, which draw on the 90s grunge and sludge scene.

The trio consists of Lola Hammerich, Benedicte Pierleoni and Andrea Thuesen, who have an average age of below 20, but in spite of their young age, they have already been booked for festivals in Germany, Iceland, France, Holland, Norway and USA.

Their tour activity has given them plenty of attention, not only in Denmark, but also abroad with magazines such as the German ‘Intro’ predicting a big future for the trio. Furthermore, Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke is a fan, and we are happy to join the chorus of people who love Baby in Vain and we look forward to welcome them to our festival.

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Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club

Friday 16:30P6 BEAT Stage

Since the 2009 debut album ”I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose”, Bombay Bicycle Club has, over the span of four records, had increasing succes, which culminated in February 2014, when the album ”So Long, See You Tomorrow” debuted at #1 on the British Album Chart.

Here in Denmark, it was the album ”A Different Kind Of Fix”, and namely the single ”Shuffle”, that put the British indie quartet on the map. That succes lead to, among other things, a concert at NorthSide 2012, where the band delivered a perfect concert for at saturday afternoon in Ådalen.

Since then, their popularity has slowly risen, and their show in Copenhagen was quickly upgraded from Lille Vega to Store Vega, and in a five-star review, GAFFA called the show ”an energy discharge of tremendous proportions, and a shot of vitamin D in the winter cold.”

When the Bombay boys return to NorthSide, the winter cold will only be a distant memory and we are confident that they will, once more, be a terrific addition to the NorthSide line-up.

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Chorus Grant

Chorus Grant

Saturday 14:00P6 BEAT Stage

Kristian Finne Kristensen has a number of bands behind him including Green Pitch and Cancer, but as a solo artist he releases his excellent albums under the name Chorus Grant. Recently, you have been able to hear his minimalist approach to song writing on the excellent album “Space”, which Soundvenue called a “cultured and stimulating listening experience” and we look forward to presenting this great talent at NorthSide.

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Cold Specks

Cold Specks

Sunday 14:45P6 BEAT Stage

When Canadian Al Spx in 2012 released the debut album “I Predict a Graceful Expulsion” under the name Cold Specks, she invented the genre Doom Soul. That’s how she describes her subdued but intense songs that lay between soul, gospel, blues, and folk, and always with raw and awe inspiring vocals at the forefront.

When Cold Specks guested Aarhus in October 2012, GAFFAs reviewer referred to her debut album as one of the year’s best releases and then went on to praise her impressive voice and ability to “set fire to the audience”.

After having impressed the world with her debut album, Al Spx was invited to feature on two tracks on Moby’s latest album including the single “A Case for Shame” on which the singer was given the opportunity to showcase a brand new side of her amazing voice.

Al Spx is a unique talent that we look forward to presenting at this year’s festival.

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Donkey Roadshow & Special Guests

Donkey Roadshow & Special Guests

Friday 14:45Green Stage

Pharfar and Fresh-i usually appear together under the name Donkey Sound, but when they are joined by Wafande, Kaka, and Dean Thompson on stage this summer, they’ll perform as Donkey Roadshow. Together, they’re behind some of the largest Danish hits of the last couple of years, and when they hit NorthSide they’ll do so with an exclusive show with secret guests, who’ll help them create a great summer party.

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Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly

Sunday 15:55Green Stage

The Irish-American folk-punk ensemble Flogging Molly with Dublin-born Dave King at the head was formed in 1997 as a regular weekly feature in an Irish pub in Los Angeles. The subsequent career has featured on five albums, but it is on stage the energetic music really comes into its own.

The band mixes with great originality traditional Celtic instruments with punk attitude and the result is a gripping and intense concert experience that is going to take the NorthSide audience by storm.

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Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

Friday 21:45Blue Stage

Since the release of their phenomenal single ”Take Me Out”, Franz Ferdinand have been one of the leaders of sharp, danceable indie rock, and hits such as “Do You Want To” and “No You Girls” have cemented their status as one of the best British bands in the last decade.

Their debut album from 2004 won the prestigious British award Mercury Prize, and ever since, awards from NME, Q Magazine and Brit Awards have rolled in. Several of the band’s records have gone platinum in the UK as well as in USA. In Denmark, they have played plenty of concerts throughout the last decade, which have all received rave reviews. However, next summer will mark a five-year absence from Denmark, so it’s pleasing to bring the popular Scots back to the country.

During their career, they have experimented with African rhythms and dub-remix, but on their latest release “Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action” they’ve successfully returned to the virtues, which in 2004, made them stars. Songs such as “Evil Eye” and “Right Action” are classic Franz Ferdinand and it will be a pleasure to hear the new material as well as all the classics at NorthSide 2014.

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James Vincent McMorrow

James Vincent McMorrow

Friday 21:45P6 BEAT Stage

Earlier this year, the Irish songwriter released an incredibly evocative album titled “Post Tropical”, which is more likely to remind the listener of Bon Iver’s snow-capped mountain cabin than warm tropical nights. On his second album, the acoustic guitar is a little more in the background than in the past, which makes room for both electronic components and piano and horns. Together, they provide a sophisticated backdrop for McMorrow’s amazing voice, which we are looking forward to experience this summer.

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Jurassic 5

Jurassic 5

Saturday 18:30Blue Stage

After a six-year hiatus, Jurassic 5, returned to the live scene last year with a line-up, which included DJ Cut Chemist, who had left the group before the release of the band’s latest album “Feedback”.
Jurassic 5 has since the early 90s been synonymous with intelligent and inventive hip hop combining old school rap and socially relevant lyrics with DJ technique of the highest caliber. During their career they have only played one concert in Denmark and we are very excited to bring them back here in the original line-up.

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Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

Friday 23:15Green Stage

In the summer of 2011, Lana Del Rey became an Internet sensation with the video for “Video Games”, which was the first step in a meteoric career that has led to 5 million copies sold of “Born to Die” and two Brit Awards alongside awards from Q Magazine, MTV, and GAFFA.

The ep’s “Paradise” and “Tropico” have shortened the wait on the fascinating singer’s second album, while at the same time increasing expectations for the upcoming album release, which was recently given the title “Ultraviolence”.

Lana Del Rey is one of the most interesting and intriguing figures on the international music scene right now, and we are extremely proud that she has chosen to give his first Danish festival concert at NorthSide this summer.

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Lars H.U.G.

Lars H.U.G.

Sunday 17:05P6 BEAT Stage

From the time of the Danish punk scene over new wave with the Aarhus-band Kliché and pop sucess as a solo artist. Lars H.U.G. has always been the guarantor for ingenuity, provocation, and most importantly songs that will forever stand among the finest music produced in Denmark.
However, since the release of the album, “Save Me From This Rock ‘n’ Roll”, from 2003, it has been quiet on the release front, but that is expected to change shortly as Lars H.U.G. is currently in the process of recording a new Danish-language album.
So when Lars H.U.G. returns to Aarhus this summer, one can expect a large number of Danish rock’s greatest classics performed by the man who wrote them, and maybe even get a taste of the next step in the musical chameleons unique career.

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Lucy Love

Lucy Love

Friday 16:30Blue Stage

After a couple of years in which their career primarily consisted of rave concerts and underground events in Copenhagen, Lucy Love’s musical career really escalated in 2009. At the beginning of the year, they were awarded the P3 Experiment award and in the following month, they released their debut album “Superbillion”, which was rewarded with five stars in Soundvenue, who also commented that the album updates Danish hiphop both authentically and personally.

Through their success, the two members of Lucy Love (producer Yo Akim and front woman Lucy Siame) introduced Grime to a Danish audience who avidly plunged into hits such as “Daddy Was a DJ” and later “Poison” and “Who You Are” from the album “Kilo”.

On their most recent release “Desperate Days Of Dynamite”, in which song, to a greater extent than previously, is mixed with rap without reducing the intensity of the songs. Or as GAFFA’s reviewer put it: “Love is no longer an ignited stick of dynamite […], but more like cool nitroglycerine. Still menacing and explosive even if it’s in a more sophisticated manner”.

We look forward to explode with Lucy Love when the audacious duo play at NorthSide 2014.

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Lulu James

Lulu James

Sunday 13:05P6 BEAT Stage

The singer behind “Sweetest Thing” was born in Tanzania and raised in England, where she and producer Doomzilla recorded material that mixes soul with dubstep.

She grew up at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, but as a 6-year-old, she moved to Newcastle with her familiy, and here she received music lessons and as a 19-year-old, she started performing at local talent evenings.

During this period, she initiated a partnership with Doomzilla and their mutual love for the album “We’re New Here”, on which Jamie xx remixes Gil Scott-Heron material, has been a huge influence on their music.

Lulu James has not released her debut album yet, but live she has already proved her worth, and the singles “Rope Mirage”, “Closer”, and especially “Sweetest Thing” promise well for both the album and the upcoming concert at NorthSide.

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Mew

Mew

Saturday 22:45Green Stage

There aren’t many Danish music lovers who don’t already love Mew, which is due to the fact that the Danish trio, through five albums, have created a unique universe which so far peaked with the 2009 album ‘No More Stories…’, which was rewarded with six stars by Soundvenue.

They have a loyal fanbase in Denmark and have gained a large amount of success in the UK and Asia. Therefore, expectations for the long awaited follow-up are huge and this makes it all the more pleasing for us to present the band at NorthSide.

Mew consist of vocalist Jonas Bjerre, guitarist Bo Madsen and drummer Silas Graae. They started playing music together back in the seventh grade and released their first album in 1997. Since then, they’ve released four more records and for each one, they’ve become more popular and gained success in more countries.

Since 2001, they’ve released their records worldwide through the British department of Epic/Sony, but in 2013 they announced that their forthcoming record will be released through their own record company. While waiting for their next release, fans of the band have been able to absorb themselves in their new app, which is an innovative musical trip through space and sound, and includes the new track ‘Making Friends’.

They have been labeled Denmark’s most original rock band and as their latest release received six stars from Soundvenue, GAFFA, Politiken and Undertoner, the bar has been set for the upcoming release.

When you visit Mew’s Facebook page, you can see all the countries in which they have toured within the last year. It’s a selection of countries that would make even the best globetrotter jealous, so we’re very pleased that the band head towards NorthSide next summer to play their only Danish festival concert of 2014.

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Mount Kimbie

Mount Kimbie

Friday 19:00P6 BEAT Stage

The electronic duo Mount Kimbie debuted in 2010 with the ground breaking album “Crooks & Lovers”, which is now seen as the first example of post-dubstep – a genre that quickly came to include both James Blake and Jamie xx.

On the latest album the duo has gone in a new musical direction, where the electronic music has gain a more organic sound, which live is provided by a full orchestra which adds weight to the otherwise fragile music, which we are really looking forward to experience this summer.

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MØ

Saturday 17:15Green Stage

The Danish singer, Karen Marie Ørsted, has under the nom de plume MØ obtained a rarely seen success since the Danish and especially the international music magazines started writing about her in late 2012.

After several ep releases the award-winning singer with the international format will finally release her long-awaited debut album on March 10th. So the talented singer will return to NorthSide with lots of new material. Her NorthSide concert in 2013 was very well attended and a huge party, so it will be a pleasure to see her repeat the success this summer.

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Nabiha

Nabiha

Saturday 00:45P6 BEAT Stage

With the single “Deep Sleep” Nabiha exploded into the Danish pop scene in 2010, and dance floors have not been the same since. In no time the singer with African roots established herself as a Danish pop star with international class, who lists not only Stevie Wonder and Womack & Womack, but also love and compassion among her influences. This summer, we ask her to captivate the audience at NorthSide and make them dance, which should be an easy matter for the talented singer.

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Nina Persson

Nina Persson

Saturday 21:30P6 BEAT Stage

Nina Persson has since the early ’90s been one of Swedish music’s finest exports either as singer of The Cardigans, in collaboration with Sparklehorse and Manic Street Preachers, or as a solo artist under the name A Camp.

On the 10th of February, Nina Persson will for the first time release music under her own name, when the album “Animal Heart” hits stores – five years after the last release from the Swedish singer. But it has been worth the wait, and we very much look forward to welcoming Nina to NorthSide.

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Oh Land

Oh Land

Friday 19:00Blue Stage

Nanna Øland has through three releases left her mark on the Danish music scene using sophisticated and intelligent pop that simultaneously manages to be both fun and full of life. Most recently, that was obvious on the album “Wish Bone”, which included the hit “Renaissance Girls”. The singer added a lot of colour to NorthSide in 2012 with a wonderful show, so we look forward to receiving another visit from Oh Land.

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Pixies

Pixies

Sunday 19:25Blue Stage

It’s hard to overstate the importance Pixies have had on modern rock music. David Bowie, Bono, Thom Yorke, The Strokes, and Pavement have all quoted Pixies as a favourite, and Kurt Cobain often said that the band’s “Loud Quiet Loud” philosophy had a fundamental impact on the formation of Nirvana.

Pixies were formed in Boston in 1986, and the year after their formation the band released their first EP, “Come On Pilgrim”. The EP and the following four album releases all came out through leading independent British label 4AD, and songs like “Gigantic”, “Here Comes Your Man”, “Debaser”, “Monkey Gone To Heaven”, and especially “Where Is My Mind?” are all considered classics today.

Pixies broke up in 1993 after which frontman Black Francis began a solo career under the name Frank Black, while bassist Kim Deal formed The Breeders. However, the band reformed in 2004 and have since toured and released the single “Bam Thwok” and the EP “EP1”.

The band’s recent visit to Denmark was called “a tour de force in noise and hits” by Danish music magazine GAFFA, so look forward to a terrific concert at NorthSide with the world’s most important indie band ever – Pixies.

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Quadron

Quadron

Friday 20:15Green Stage

Quadron is Danish music of an international calibre, which has led to collaborations with artists such as Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Tyler, The Creator as well as performances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Late Show with David Letterman. Here in Denmark, the duo have just won an impressive three awards at the Danish Music Awards for their album ‘Avalanche’ and Best New Danish Act, after a number of fine reviews.

Quadron consists of singer Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj (Coco O) and musician/producer Robin Hannibal. They say that their genre is electronic soul and they released their debut album in 2009. In June 2013, they released their long-awaited sequel ‘Avalanche’, which includes the smash hit ‘Hey Love’, and throughout the record, there are clear traces of inspiration sources such as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson as you can hear on the song ‘Neverland’.

Quadron spent October and November on an extensive tour in Germany and the UK, where they already have a large fanbase, which, at the same time, meant there wasn’t too much time for Danish concerts. Therefore, there haven’t been many opportunities to experience the unique Danish duo, so we’re proud that NorthSide 2014 can present their only Danish festival concert of 2014.

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Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age

Sunday 22:30Blue Stage

Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age is always busy with at least five projects at once, and when he’s not playing in Eagles of Death Metal or Them Crooked Vultures, he’s producing records for Arctic Monkeys or featuring on tracks by UNKLE, Biffy Clyro or The Strokes. But he is best when he is leading his own band, who, next summer, will visit NorthSide for the first time.

Since 1998, Queens of the Stone Age have released some extremely good albums, which, in spite of aggressive sound and heavy riffs, always contain catchy tunes, crying out for an audience sing-along.

You could already sense this on the tracks Homme wrote for the four albums he recorded with stoner rock band Kyuss. But since the formation of Queens of the Stone Age, his flair for tunes has really come to show.

The band’s big breakthrough came with the album “Songs for the Deaf”, which other than critical acclaim and Grammy-nominations also secured the band solid chart positions in the US and Europe.

Since then, the band have continued their success with brilliant concerts and a number of strong releases, the most recent being  “…Like Clockwork”, in which the heavy desert rock is represented sharper than ever before.

The Californian desert is far from the beautiful surroundings in Ådalen, but we are convinced that Josh Homme and his cohorts will feel at home when facing the NorthSide audience.

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Reptile Youth

Reptile Youth

Friday 17:45Green Stage

The duo, Reptile Youth, was formed by friends Mads Damsgaard and Esben Valløe during an internship in Shanghai in 2008. Long before their first releases were ready, they established themselves as an eminent live band with a vibrant energy and a punk attitude. That was evident on the debut album “Reptile Youth”, which was released in 2012 to great reviews, and this year the album will be followed with the release ”Rivers that Run for a Sea that is Gone”, and it is therefore a highly relevant Reptile Youth, who will play at NorthSide.

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Rhye

Rhye

Sunday 19:25P6 BEAT Stage

In 2012, the duo consisting of Canadian singer Milosh and Danish producer Robin Hannibal released the songs “Open” and “The Fall” in all anonymity and quickly thereafter speculation surrounding the beautiful melodies and androgynous vocals created a lot of online buzz. The high standard of the material was continued on the beautiful debut album “Woman”, which is nominated for a Nordic Music Prize and has been praised by everyone from Pitchfork to Politiken. So we are very proud to be able to present the first ever Danish show with Rhye at NorthSide.

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Royal Blood

Royal Blood

Sunday 14:45Blue Stage

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher from Brighton play rock without mercy presented in a sea of delicious riffs and plenty of attitude in a duo setup, which has not been seen as riveting since The White Stripes. The sparse set-up with drummer and bassist/vocalist might seem strange. But Kerr manages to force an incredibly rich and diverse sound out of the four strings, while his voice moves between soft tenor and animal-like cries, while Thatcher is thrashing the drums, and the explosive show is guaranteed to be an amazing experience at NorthSide.

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Röyksopp and Robyn Do It Again 2014

Röyksopp and Robyn Do It Again 2014

Saturday 00:30Blue Stage

This summer Robyn and Röyksopp will go on a world tour together for the first time ever, and we are very proud and honoured that one of the concerts on the tour will take place at NorthSide 2014.

Robyn made her breakthrough as a singer in 1997 with the single “Show Me Love”, which not only gained success in Europe, but also claimed a top ten position on the American Billboard Chart. Her success continued on the two following releases, but the release of “Robyn” in 2005 marked a significant change in style.

The album is inspired by compatriots The Knife and Teddybears and is the first record released on her on label – Konichiwa Records. The album launched Robyn in an entirely new and cool fashion and songs such as “Who’s that Girl” and “With Every Heartbeat” were hits all over the world.

Robyn continued to do things as she wished, and after a five-year absence she released the three “Body Talk” EPs in 2010, which were awarded with five Swedish Grammy Awards. There were hits aplenty on the three EPs and during this period, she recorded with Snoop Dogg, I Blame Coco and many others, as well as making her mark as a fantastic live act.

Meanwhile, Norwegian group Röyksopp have released four albums, had plenty of hits, recorded with Karin from The Knife and Lykke Li, and performed a large number of brilliant concerts.

Other than their own successful projects, Robyn and Röyksopp have a long shared history, which includes the singles “The Girl and The Robot” and “None of Dem” as well as concert appearances together in Los Angeles and Trondheim. The three musicians have also recently gone into the studio to record new music, which will be presented on the upcoming world tour.

In addition to the two collaborations, the two Nordic acts are individually behind such classics as ” Eple”, “Poor Leno”, “What Else is There?”, “Show Me Love”, “With Every Heartbeat”, “Dancing on My Own”, “Indestructible” and many more, so it will be very interesting to hear the new music they are working on together.

Chances are some of the old hits will show up for the upcoming concerts, but what the two electronic acts otherwise have up your sleeve only time will tell. However, there is no doubt that we have a very special night to look forward to and we very much look forward to present their unique joint show at NorthSide this summer.

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Rudimental

Rudimental

Sunday 18:15Green Stage

The English group broke through in 2012 with the single “Feel the Love” where John Newman’s pop vocal on top of drum’n’bass rhythms secured them a number one spot on the UK Singles Chart and critical acclaim for their platinum selling debut album “Home”, which has generated seven singles to date.

Rudimental was one of England’s most successful acts in 2013, and live they provide a powerful and melodic drum’n’bass experience, which undoubtedly will transform the festival grounds into a giant dance floor.

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RY X

RY X

Friday 14:00P6 BEAT Stage

Australian Ry Cuming was discovered in Costa Rica, he now lives in Los Angeles, and last year he released the EP “Berlin” on a Swedish label. He has previously released music under his given name, but in 2012 he reinvented himself as RY X, which has had a huge impetus in his career.

He has been compared to both Bon Iver and Ben Howard, and we are very excited to be able to present this fascinating new act for the audience at NorthSide.

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The Blue Van

The Blue Van

Sunday 13:50Green Stage

An American record label, an iPad commercial, and music placed in various films and TV shows are just some of the exciting things The Blue Van has on their résumé. But catchy choruses and captivating concerts are common in a career that started with the debut album “The Art of Rolling” from 2005.

The band comes from the Brønderslev area in Denmark, where artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Kinks, and of course The Beatles and Rolling Stones got plenty of rotations on the stereos in the late 90s. However, some years later the band moved to Copenhagen, where they financed their first release. That paved the way for a deal with the American label TVT Records, and since followed a lot of gigs including some in the United States and Europe supporting big acts like The Killers and Franz Ferdinand.

At home, the big breakthrough came with the album “Man Up” that got them the Unavoidable Track of the Week on P3 and was the first step towards of a long series of tracks where the garage rock sound had been replaced with a more modern rock sound.

However, on songs like “Love Shot”, “Dreamers”, and “Silly Boy” is the love of classic rock ‘n’ roll is still apparent, but it is always served with a modern twist and with an energy that has made the name The Blue Van synonymous with amazing concerts. So we look forward to getting a shot of energy and rock into the body when The Blue Van goes on stage at NorthSide 2014.

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Saturday 15:00Green Stage

Anton Newcombe has since 1993 issued numerous records under the name The Brian Jonestown Massacre and received early in his career both attention and praise for three albums all of which in 1996 were released in the course of six months. The subsequent period of success was somewhat turbulent and were quite entertainingly portrayed in the much talked about movie “Dig”.

The documentary attracted a lot of attention around the charismatic Newcombe, whose amazing music draws on 60s psychedelic rock presented in a modern noise rock context, which is guaranteed to be an interesting experience for guests at NorthSide.

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The Minds of 99

The Minds of 99

Saturday 18:45P6 BEAT Stage

Last year, the six friends in The Minds of 99 won national radio’s contest, KarriereKanonen, and since then their careers have taken off with rocket speed. They are still working on their debut album, but the first step toward success has already been taken with the single “Det er Knud som er død”, which was named P3′s Unavoidable Track this February. KarriereKanonen showed that The Minds of 99 is a terrific live act, and thus they are a great addition to this year’s program.

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The Mountains

The Mountains

Saturday 14:00Blue Stage

The Nordsø-brothers from The William Blakes have teamed up with moi Caprice-singer Michael Møller in a very exciting project, which aims to combine Frederik and Fridolin’s pop productions and R&B-sound with the indie edge of Michael’s vocals to create an ambitious pop album.

So far, the project has given us the singles “The Mountains” and “The Valleys”, which bod well not just good for an upcoming album, but also for the trio’s first concert at NorthSide.

The National

The National

Friday 01:00Blue Stage

The National are an exceptional band in every way. The band is composed of two sets of brothers in the shape of Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Bryan and Scott Devendorf as well as front man Matt Berninger. Since 2001, they have released albums on their own terms, which slowly but surely have transferred them from critics’ favourites to superstars.

Critics labeled their early records as Americana, and in several reviews, which pointed out the band’s ability to mix the atmosphere of small American towns with life from the band’s adopted hometown, Brooklyn, they were compared to American Music Club and Wilco.

But on “Boxer”, The National found their own audience, which has grown in pace with the following releases “High Violet” and most recently “Trouble Will Find Me”. In this time, the band won several awards, such as a Q Award for Best Album (“High Violet”), and at the same time, they started to appear as headliners at festivals across USA and Europe.

In Denmark, their popularity has risen not least due to their concerts, in which The National walk the tightrope between the dark and introverted and the aggressive and forward with an elegance, which is Phillipe Petit worthy.

The National was one of the most popular band wishes for NorthSide 2014 and we are really looking forward to meet them in Ådalen.

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Turboweekend

Turboweekend

Saturday 21:15Blue Stage

There aren’t many Danish bands who have as good a hold of the NorthSide audience as Turboweekend. They are a fantastic live band, but it’s as if they give it that little bit extra when they walk on stage in Ådalen, which has provided some memorable concerts through the years.

In 2007, Turboweekend debuted with “Night Shift”, which was released following plenty of hype and publicity of them being regarded as one of the country’s most promising live bands. The album gave the band a fair share of attention, but it would take two years for songs such as “Something or Nothing” and “Holiday” to break through and get some serious air time on Danish radio stations.

Since the breakthrough in 2009 with the album “Ghost Of A Chance”, Turboweekend have won plenty of awards from GAFFA, P3 and Danish Music Awards, as well as extending their repertoire through collaborations with TV-2 or their most recent project, in which some of their back catalogue was re-recorded for the “Shadow Sounds” EP.

Classic tracks such as “Trouble Is”, “Neverending” and “Into You” are all presented in such a tempo that underlines Silas Bjerregaard’s status as one of the country’s best singers. But we can guarantee that their songs will reach a party level when Silas walks on stage with Morten, Martin and Anders for yet another fantastic concert in Ådalen.

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White Lies

White Lies

Sunday 17:05Blue Stage

The trio debuted with a bang in 2009 with “To Lose My Life …”, which both ensured White Lies a gold record in Denmark and hits with the songs “Farewell to the Fairground” and “To Lose My Life”.

White Lies quickly became a popular live act in Denmark, and the success continued unabated with the album “Ritual” that gave us songs like “Bigger Than Us” and “Strangers”. The album paved the way for the trio’s first visit at NorthSide, where they in 2011 closed Saturday night with a fantastic concert, and we really look forward to a reunion with the popular trio at NorthSide.

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WhoMadeWho

WhoMadeWho

Friday 01:00P6 BEAT Stage

Over the past decade, WhoMadeWho have been a guarantee for phenomenal concerts with their unique blend of rock and electronic music, which always triggers a party.

When they formed the band, the trio had plenty of experience to draw on. Guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg and bassist/singer Tomas Høffding have previously played in bands such as Filur and Garbo, and all three members continue to play in other projects as well as WhoMadeWho.

But they really shine, when they play as a trio and combine their understanding of the tools of electronic music with a flair for catchy popsongs, which has rarely been seen before.

The trio are frequent guests at festivals around the world, but this June it’ll be the guests at NorthSide who’ll get the chance to dance along to songs like “Inside World”, “Space For Rent”, and their latest single “The Morning” from the group’s upcoming album, which is out this March.

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Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Sunday 22:30P6 BEAT Stage

The English quartet found its present form in Leeds in 2005 and one year later, they were already on the UK indie chart with the single “Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants”.

The debut album, “Limbo, Panto”, came out in 2008 and got great reviews from media outlets like NME, Pitchfork, and GAFFA and that has been the trend throughout the band’s career. The critics were particularly enthusiastic about the “Two Dancers”, which was nominated for the prestigious British Mercury Prize in 2009.

Early on, the band was compared with Rufus Wainwright and Antony and The Johnsons, mainly because Hayden Thorpe has a voice that can be described as theatrical. However, through four albums, they have taken to the electronic elements to a greater extent and thus created a unique style that mixes pop and indie with a bunch of other genres and elements.

Wild Beasts are a wildly ambitious and fascinating act and it is therefore a pleasure to welcome them to this year’s NorthSide.

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