2018-festivalen fandt sted en solbeskinnet forårsweekend fra 4.-7. maj. Her er en række danske og engelske mediers reaktioner ovenpå den udsolgte festival. Ses igen i 2019 fra 9.-13. maj:

“The diversity of music on offer, and range of venues and parties ensure people of all creeds and music taste are accounted for. This in most encompassing of festivals that is easily among the coolest events in the world. Skol Spot Festival”Gigwise: SPOT – The Spell-binding City festival at the Heart of the Nordic Music Scene (UK)

“Having existed for more than twenty years, SPOT is doing something right and looks like continuing along the same successful path for some time to come. I just hope that somewhere in the UK, someone is taking some notice”The Line of Best Fit: SPOT Festival Review – Aarhus City Limits (UK)

“There’s nothing better than arriving at a showcase event such as SPOT knowing only half a dozen acts and leaving knowing fifty. Or as was the case here, walking out at the end of the set mouth wide open and turning to everyone around asking, “Did you just see THAT?!?”Drowned in Sound: 10 Things we learned at SPOT Festival 2017 (UK)

“Denmark’s second city boasts a burgeoning arts scene, and that’s never more apparent than in springtime at the annual SPOT festival. Here Scandinavia’s music industry elite — and a lot of enthusiastic fans — gather to discover the new breed of Nordic talent. It’s a terrifically mixed bag, in some memorable locations” – Culture Collide: Recap – Denmark’s SPOT Festival (US)

“Whatever kind of musical vibe you were looking for, you could be sure to be greeted by a laid-back and patient crowd that seemed very supportive of all the different kinds of styles it was exposed to. Every festival’s vibes not only depends on the artists and the surrounding, but also on how the crowd behaves and Aarhus was a great example for just the kind of audience you want to hang around with”Nothing But Hope and Passion: Highlights and Surprises – Looking back at SPOT Festival 2017 (DE)

“The apparent effortlessness of what SPOT’s organisers achieve is possibly the most impressive thing about it. Co-ordinating (literally) hundreds of bands and performers spanning everything from Scandi pop, dream-pop and chamber music to Levantine folk (the wonderful Syrian wedding singer Omar Souleyman was in town) and heavy-duty techno (Greenlandic DJ/producer Courtesy) having it all go smoothly is one thing; having that happen in a genuinely relaxed and creative environment is quite another”The Independent: Spot Festival review: Danish festival makes it look easy (UK)

“Ist vielleicht klar, soll hier aber noch mal erwähnt werden: Ein Grund, zum Spot zu fahren ist alle Jahre wieder die Gastgeberstadt” Intro Magazine: Die Highlights vom SPOT Festival 2017 (DE)

“Noget af det, som SPOT Festival er bedst til, er at skabe de her uventede og unikke oplevelser, fordi man pludselig befinder sig til en koncert, som man ikke havde planlagt at tage til”Regnsky: SPOT var Hot – Redaktørens højdepunkter fra SPOT Festival 2017 (DK)

“Generelt har SPOT Festival være et overdådig tag-selv bord med noget for enhver smag. Det med at kunne nå alle sine ønskede koncerter, har jeg allerede lært ikke er en mulighed. Men heldigvis findes der også perioder hvor man pludselig står midt i en koncert som ikke var planen fra start. Det er SOT Festival god til. For den nysgerrige kan lysten stilles, hvis man selv tager initiativ til at gå på opdagelse”Musikblogger.dk: Talenterne stod i kø på festivalens sidste dag (DK)

“Glem alt om et publikum, der står døddrukkent til en koncert og udlever sit livs eskapisme. Dette er SPOT Festival, og her står folk pænt og lytter til musikken, mens de sipper til deres øl. For folk er kommet for musikken, både publikum og branchefolk”Jyllands-Posten: Puritanernes festival (DK)

“SPOT Festival står skarpest, når den er for de nysgerrige – dem der vil trave rundt og opleve 10-15 bands på en dag i jagten på et nyt og ukendt fix. På den front var 2017-udgaven vellykket, og et eller andet sted ville det ikke skade at skære endnu mere ind til benet”Soundvenue: Fire tanker om årets Spot Festival – på godt og ondt (DK)

Læs flere internationale reaktioner på SPOT 2018:
UK:

The Independent: SPOT Festival review: Danish Festival Makes it look so easy
Crack Magazine: Taking The temperature of Scandinavian music at SPOT Festival 2017
The Line of Best Fit: SPOT Festival Review: Aarhus City Limits
Drowned In Sound: 10 Things we Learned at SPOT Festival 2017
Drowned In Sound: How To Organize A Music Festival #8
Loud and Quiet: Our future festival headliners are young Scandinavian women, going by the highlights of Denmark’s Spot Festival
The 405: Photo Essay: Aarhus and SPOT festival
The 405: Record shopping with Lowly, at Route 66, Aarhus
The 405: The 405 Meets Konni Kas
The 405: The 405 Meets Sigrid

Tyskland:
Intro: Dänische delikatessen: Die Highlights vom SPOT festival 2017
Nothing But Hope and Passion:  Highlights And Surprises – Looking Back At SPOT Festival 2017
MusikWoche: Spot Festival stellte im Hauptstadtjahr Besucherrekord auf
Monkey Press: True Nord – SPOT-Festival 2017 – DK-Aarhus
Kulturnews: Aus Dänen wird mal was! (go to page 22)
Musikexpress: First Hate, Sløtface und co.: Die besten bands auf dem SPOT festival
Soundkartell: True Nord im Interview über ihren Sound
Soundkartell: Sigrid Interview „I love being productive.“
Soundkartell: Martin Baltser „I like to do big scenery music.“
Soundkartell: Death Machine Interview „We make happy songs for sad people.“
WDR1Live: 1Live Plan B
917Xfm: 917xfm – Hamburgs Musiksender
Byte.FM: SPOT Festival 2017: Sendung vom 09.05.2017
General-Anzeiger: Das Spot-Festival in Aarhus steigt in den Clubs der gesamten Stadt. Meist treten skandinavische Bands auf.
Hell-Zone: True Nord – Ein neues Skandinavisches musikprojekt mit Internationalem Spirit
Backspin: Niko unterwegs auf dem SPOT festival: Teil eins mit Peand-el x Uyarakq
Backspin: Niko unterwegs auf dem SPOT festival: Teil zwei mit Athletic Progression
Backspin: Niko unterwegs auf dem SPOT festival: Teil drei mit Stigma
Backspin: Niko unterwegs auf dem SPOT festival: Teil vier mit Alvarado
Backspin: Niko unterwegs auf dem SPOT festival: Teil fünf mit Erik
Backspin: Niko unterwegs auf dem SPOT festival: Teil sechs mit Lars Virkli
CT das radio: SPOT Festival 2017 in Aarhus: Die ganz besondere Schicht (2 hour radio show)

Belgien:
Enola.be: SPOT Festival 2017 – 4-5 mei 2017, Arhus

Frankrig:
Europavox: Top SPOT festival
Europavox: The Perfect SPOT

USA:
Culture Collide: Recap: Denmark’s SPOT festival