What the international press said about SPOT

There are still international reactions coming in from this year's SPOT - but here's a quick overview of the ones we've received so far: UK: The Independent: SPOT Festival review: Danish Festival Makes it look so easy Crack Magazine: Taking The temperature of...

International reactions – SPOT 2017

The international media has been vey kind to the SPOT 2017, and we're glad that we have been able to act as bridge between the international media and the new Danish/Nordic music - as well as getting our international delegates interested in the city of Aarhus, with...

High International praise for SPOT – and for Aarhus

The feedback on SPOT from the international press these days is being published these days –and it is the extremely positive kind. Lots of praise for SPOT but also for Aarhus as the festival’s setting. Most recently from the British online newspaper The Independent,...

Free SPOT Concerts All Summer Long on Aarhus Stream

SPOT Royal is the name of a list concerts with new Danish acts, who will be presented on the stage at Immervad facing The Spanish Steps. SPOT Royal now gives Aarhus, its citizens and the tourist a concert stage, where they will be able to see new acts not just from...

What they said about SPOT 2017

SPOT 2017 may be over, but there's a lot of good memories out there: Adam Nealon - A&R, Secretly Group (UK) What I love about SPOT is how everyone is so enthusiastic about it. It is great to see Danish industry people interacting with international delegates,...

What a year! Thank you!

Sunshine in Aarhus and a SPOT on the music An open-minded, warm and dedicated festival audience. Hundreds of professional, satisfied, international guests from the music industry and media resulting in great international attention devoted to Danish and Nordic music....

MXD’s Superball 2017: Much more than a networking party

The Danish weather was on point, announcing the forthcoming of summer season just at the very beginning of May. The youngsters were already receiving some sunny vibes at the back of the Scandinavian Center in Aarhus, next to the train tracks and forgotten, rusty,...

Nik & Jay make surprise appearance alongside Gulddreng at SPOT

[SPOT is collaborating with Jutland Station and will bring you their articles in our news section. Be sure to check out their page at http://www.jutlandstation.dk] video by Shivé Prema, feature photo: Gulddreng, by Laura Urbonavičiūtė, Jutland Station - - -...

Dynamic vibes and orchestral high jinx

SPOT festival Saturday - Francine Gorman rounds up the second day of SPOT Festival 2017 Francine Gorman is the Editor of the Ja Ja Ja  and Nordic Playlist websites, as well as a freelance journalist, content producer and writer. She’s attending SPOT for the fifth...

Días Nórdicos at SPOT: Shaping the future of cultural exchange

By Danna Campos. Mexican journalist and writer (master in Journalism and Communication from Mexico City), right now visiting Aarhus and jumping at the chance to be a SPOT volunteer journalist. Aarhus: A growing city to discover new music SPOT festival has an...

Brand New Danish Discoveries and Majestic Icelandic Melodies

SPOT Festival Friday - Francine Gorman shares her highlights from Friday at SPOT Festival 2017 Francine Gorman is the Editor of the Ja Ja Ja  and Nordic Playlist websites, as well as a freelance journalist, content producer and writer. She’s attending SPOT for the...

Changes to the timetable

SPOT is on. And as some of you already know there has been a few last minute adjustments to the program! LARUS will move to ROYAL TRAILER with a revised schedule: Friday 21:00 C.C Klassik 22:00 erik 23:00 Jahrell Saturday 21:00 Angra Mainyu 22:00 Mathias Winther 23:00...

We are ready!

Increasing international focus on SPOT - big players are attracted to the festival SPOT is ready for take-off, and the next three days Aarhus will be the center of the international music business. More than 250 shows, and the biggest seminar programme to date. 300...

Aarhus Calling ready for 3rd camp

Aarhus Calling 2017 takes place May 3rd to May 5th From Wednesday this week, 35 Danish and international songwriters will meet in Aarhus to write music at Aarhus Calling - Denmark's biggest event for songwriters and producers. The idea behind Aarhus Calling is to...

Lowly and chamber choir play first concert at SPOT

A unique concert on Thursday 4th May at the SPOT Royal Stage in the middle of the Aarhus Stream Lowly will play the first concert at this year’s SPOT, when they open the festival with a unique concert at the SPOT Royal Stage in the middle of the Aarhus Stream. On...

More info on IOS or Android

Get all info about SPOT+ and SPOT festival  using IOS or Android. Download the SPOT festival app and get all the news and updates for both the music and conference programme – including presentations on all SPOT acts, the SPOT+ conference panels and speakers etc....

Naked concerts reveal all acts

'NAKED - a Singer and a Piano' - peels of the layers of the songs you thought you knew. The popular concept returns with multi instrumentalist Gustav Ljunggren collaborating with 4 artist who walks the line, singing their own songs, accompanied only by Gustav's piano...

SPOT collaborates with Aarhus Volume

During this years SPOT, the area around Godsbanen will play an important part as a gathering point. In collaboration with several of the cities cultural players, Den Rå Hal and the surrounding outdor areas will be transformed into a hotspot of music, food, talks,...

Trans-Atlantic Gene Mixing

Since 2010 ROSA – The Danish Rock Council and SPOT Festival have collaborated with Spanish culture Magazine Zona de Obras on the presentation of Nordic music in Spain. The main occasion has been zdO’s festival, Días Nórdicos, which presents manifestations of Nordic...

Nico Muhly & Teitur Present Collaborative Work at SPOT

‘Confessions’ is a work by the Faroese songwrtiter Teitur and the American composer Nico Muhly. Together they have created 14-track opus with lyrics inspired by or lifted from videos and user comments on YouTube. The project began in 2008 in Eindhoven, the...

OPEN FESTIVAL COURT in Den Rå Hal

Under SPOT Festival 2017 bliver Den Rå Hal ved Godsbanen et åbent samlingspunkt for gadegastronomi, obskure vinyler, spændende madvarer, roller disco fest og SPOT festivalens eneste officielle efterfest i collab med VICE.

The final band package announced for SPOT 2017.

The line-up for SPOT 2017 are with the addition of 40 new act, very close at being complete. The pop stars from Scarlet Pleasure (photo), who are behind major hits like 'Windy' and 'Heat', will bring new material, including their latest single 'Deja Vu' to SPOT 2017....

Legends, roots and rookies at SPOT

The Danish legends in The Savage Rose (photo), are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. They have done so, by selling out ‘Gamle Scene’ at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen three nights in a row, and will continue the celebration during the summer,...

[Save The Date] MXD’s Superball at Spot 2017

MXD and Spot are continuously developing the International networking possibilities at Spot festival, and 2017 will be no different with the first edition of MXD's Superball: A brand new day party and platform for the local industry and the international delegates to...

20 new acts added to the SPOT 2017 line-up

Among the latest announcements, Marching Church are worth highlighting. The former solo project from Iceage-frontman Elias Bender Rønnefeldt - now a full seven-piece band - released their second album, 'Telling It Like It Is' in October 2016. It has been praised by...

OPEN CALL for film talents

SPOT Festival invites all filmmakers and media artists to submit their works for SPOT Festival’s Open Call for Film. The objective is to zoom in on the Nordic film scene and provide a platform and spotlight for film talents. In order to be accepted, the films have to...

SPOT with an electronic focus

On Saturday the 6th of May SPOT will put a particular focus on electronic music with an entire line-up at the venue Tape. We are going to present no less than 9 acts, a couple of whom have already won international attention. That certainly goes for Søs Gunver Ryberg...

New festival as part of SPOT!

A new festival is going to see the light of day as part of this year’s SPOT Festival: Roots&Hybrid 2017. The festival takes place on 4th-6th May in Ridehuset at the SPOT area. It will be hosted by the local organisers Det Turkise Telt, who have presented modern...

Music defying the Law of Jante

With SPOT only 3 months away we’re proud to present a new strong multicoloured bouquet for this years’ festival. Let’s start with Yung (top picture): Anthemic guitars, coarse feedback and driving rhythm, insistent to the point of impatience and defying the Danish Law...

SPOT 2017: New Nordic Movements

Nordic noir, Nordic design, the Nordic wave – the Nordic countries seem hotter than ever, and this first batch of acts for SPOT 2017 underlines that the wave is far from over and that the music remains characterized by its curiosity, new directions, its diversity,...

Spectacular film concert will open SPOT festival

SPOT Festival 2017 will be launched by an intense concert with Danish world-class film scores. Danish Jacob Groth is the composer of the scores for some of the biggest Danish and international film and TV hits. When SPOT Festival 2017 opens its doors, the soundtrack...

Apply for showcase

Until the 28th November 2016 at 12 noon Danish and Nordic bands, artists, producers, etc., can apply to play at next year’s SPOT.