SPOT FESTIVAL 2020April 30 - May 3 - Aarhus - Denmark
SPOT 2020 tickets are on sale from December 1
First five acts for SPOT 2020 set the tone
2020 is merely a month away, which means that the first names for next year’s SPOT are also beginning to line up. In the pop genre, we have Danish band Blaue Blume and former-duo-now-solo project Blondage, each of whom has their individual take on today’s pop sound but with a core of personal stories, both bright and dark.
The trio from Aarhus, Athletic Progression and Norwegian-Kenyan R’n’B artist Lil Halima bring the hip hop beats to SPOT 2020. Last but not least, we have Danish punk rock trio Rebecca Lou, whose raw and hard-hitting sound sets the tone for a show with unpolished rock and catchy tunes .
Please see below for further presentation.
Groovy jazz compositions with hip hop beats, funk, and soulful harmonies are the essence of the Aarhus trio, who have ascended the throne as a new, seriously hyped jazz band. Several venues and festivals abroad have also become aware of the trio’s potential. And when it comes to their live performances, the skillful arrangements and their knack for rhythm and tunes are just as obvious live as on the debut album.
Blaue Blume have been at the top of Danish music since the group’s debut EP in 2014 and the album and the concerts that followed. However, the story of Blaue Blume includes more than the glorious peaks, it is also about the lows and the nooks and corners of the mind which made them decide to take a break for more than a year. Now they have relaunched the band with the Album Bell of Wool.
Blondage has become a solo project. Pernille Smith-Sivertsen still works with various producers, but now her voice, words and personal stories make up Blondage’s artistic expression together with the clubby pop sensibility and love for experimental sounds and ingenious details. With more than 300 shows all over the world, Pernille is an extremely experienced electronic musician, and her ambitions keep pushing the frontiers.
Despite being only 20 years old, Norwegian Lil Halima has already created a stylish universe of her own that oozes raw talent. There are no bars to her creativity as she is in charge of everything from the music and the productions to the visual dimension. Besides American hip hop and r’n’b, she draws inspiration from her Kenyan origins. Briefly stated: deeply personal, gifted lyrics, and some amazing vocal performances.
Den danske punk-rock trio, Rebecca Lou, sparkede døren ind til den danske musikscene i 2019 mættet med bl.a. Roskilde Festival og flittig rotation på P3. De har tryllebundet både den danske og tyske musikpresse med debutalbummet Bleed og deres hårdtslående koncerter. Stilen er sat med dels deres rå og uslebne udtryk og dels de ørehængende omkvæd, som den sikre frontkvinde Rebecca L. Armstrong leverer.
SPOT+ – here are the headings for the 2020 programme
In less than five months, musicians as well and the Danish and the international music industries meet again in Aarhus at the SPOT Festival and SPOT+ 2020.
As for the SPOT+ part, we can already reveal the following headings for some of the many panels, seminars and network meetings::
Let’s Talk Music Management
Let’sTalk Music & Climate Change
Lets’s Talk Talent Development
Let’s Talk Data
Let’s Talk Metal
Let’s Talk Sync.
– as well as our ‘classics’ of course
Meet The Talent
Meet The Music Supervisors
Meet The Music Publishers
– And a lot more is on its way!
Meet a.o. Chris Cooke/Complete Music Update, Annabella Coldrick/MMF – Music Managers Forum, Josh Greenberg/Green Mountain Lodge, representatives from Music Declares Emergency, and the Music Supervisors Katy Gavillet/FOX, Samuel Diaz/CBS,Toddrick Spalding/Mob Scene, Danny Exum/Workshop Creative, Catherine Grimes/BBC Worldwide, Maura Duvall Griffin/Audiomachine – and many, many more.
Photo top by Line Svindt.
SPOT+ is produced by SPOT Festival in close cooperation with Promus and MXD – Music Export Denmark.