Photo: Søren Rajczyk

About SPOT

Each year in in late spring, around 8,000 guests visit Aarhus to experience between more than 200 concerts from new, as well as more established bands and artists from Denmark and the other Nordic countries.

Since 1994, SPOT Festival has been a platform for a range of bands and artists, from The Raveonettes and Mew, to MØ and Efterklang, who all used SPOT Festival to launch their international careers.

The SPOT Festival is supported by a huge slice of the Danish music world of rock, pop and related genres – all joining hands to back the festival.

The ambition of SPOT Festival is to create a promotional platform for Danish and Nordic music. The profile, line-up and scheduling are primarily dictated by the ambition to back new bands and artists who have the artistic level to do well internationally.

The presentations include acts who make their debut at SPOT as well as more established acts who are deemed potentially interesting for either Danish or international labels, publishers, music business people as well as other parts of the cultural industry and media.

For many years, SPOT has been Scandinavia’s most important rendezvous for the Danish and International music industry. Musically, with a wide selection of export-minded and trendsetting acts – and industry-wise, with in-demand networking activities and an ambitious conference-programme. This is brought together as part of SPOT+.

Photo: Søren Rajczyk

The music at SPOT

Through the years SPOT has presented many new names and new material from Danish and Nordic bands and artists. Several of them have achieved their national as well as international breakthroughs with their showcase at SPOT. Below you can travel back in time and browse through the posters with all the names that have appeared on SPOT over the last 25 years.

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Aarhus Volume ● Stechers ● Safeticket ● VoxHall ● Radar ● Atlas  ● Train  ● Fairbar ● Clemens Gastro & Bar ● Tape  ● Studenterhuset Aalborg ● RMC – Rhythmic Music Conservatory ● Studenterrådet ved Aarhus Universitet ● P6 Beat ● Aamer Khan ● KarriereKanonen ● DUP – Danske Uafhængige Pladeselskaber ● Dotnamics ● DJM – Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium ● Sønderborghus ● ORA & Uhørt ● Nygadehuset ● Tobakken ● Femmøller Efterskole ● Idrætshøjskolen Aarhus ● Rudehøj Efterskole ● Testrup Højskole ● Brandbjerg Højskole  ● Factory 92 ● DeConcert ● Aarhus Record Fair ● Aarhus Calling ● det turkise telt  ● Días Nórdicos ● HeadQuarters ● Aarhus Echo ● Aarhus Sinfonietta ● Aarhus Jazz Orchestra ● Spoken Word Festival ● Kvindemuseet i Aarhus ● SPOT on Greenland ● Feum ● Westside Music Sweden  ● SMAL ● Sydhavnen ● Across The Floor ● Aftryk Festival  ● Strøm ● Copenhagen Music ● Musikbunkeren ● SPOT The Future ● Ja Ja Ja ● Mono goes Metal ● Silent Events ● Part Time Records ● Sherwood Records ● Tapetown Studio ● Go Green With Aarhus ● Clouds Hill ● HiFi Klubben ● Mads Nørgaard ● Trævarefabrikernes UDSALG ● VIU Eyewear ● Øst for Paradis ● iL Locale Smash! ● Bang! Pow! ● Wonderwhy x We Are Sururban ● Crunchy Frog ● Rock the Region ● Metal på Train ● Shordwood ● CPH Music ● RECession ●  Music City Network ● Pipeline ● Excite ● Kansas City/MudCity ● Limbo ● Luger ● Way Up North ● GRISK

SPOT Festival ● Vester Allé 15 ● 8000 Aarhus C ● Tlf: 8612 8444 ● info@spotfestival.dk