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 its arcithcture and buildings, the innercity area around the Canal, the museums etc.
Below we present media clippings and quotes from the festival – and we know that there is still more to come…
The Independent (UK) – Spot Festival review: Danish festival makes it look easy
“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. Spot, though, with all the self-assurance and organisational nous that comes from decades of success in the game, plus a setting of rare charm and beauty, makes it look very easy indeed. “
The Line of Best Fit (UK) – SPOT Festival Review – Aarhus City Limits
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.
Crack Magazine (UK) – Taking the Temperature of Scandinavian Music at SPOT Festival 2017
Perhaps it’s this accidental moment that speaks the loudest as to the flourishing state of underground music coming out of Scandinavia in 2017: it’s really, really hard to look away, just in case you miss something good.
Nothing But Hope and Passion (DE) – Highlights and Surprises: Looking back at SPOT Festival 2017
NBHAP headed up north to check out what Aarhus and the Scandinavian music scene had to offer this year. Apparently, a lot.
Intro (DE) – Dänische Delikatessen – Die Highlights vow SPOT festival 2017
Am vergangenen Wochenende trafen sich Musikjournallie und Booking-Welt im schönen Aarhus in Dänemark. Der Anlass? Das Spot Festival, das jungen skandinavischen Acts – vornehmlich aus Dänemark – eine Bühne bietet.
Loud & Quiet (UK) – Our future festival headliners are young Scandinavian women, going by the highlights of Denmark’s Spot Festival
“What Spot manages to do is create something truly different to explore and experience that many other festivals aren’t, which is a glimpse of what potential future headliners from Scandinavia may look like”.
Musikexpress (DE) – First Hate, Sløtface und co.: Die besten bands auf dem SPOT Festival
Culture Collide (US) – Recap: Denmarks SPOT Festival
“You may not have come across Aarhus before, but this curiously unsung location is one of 2017’s European Capitals of Culture, and with good reason. 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”.
Gigwize (UK) – The spellbinding city-festival at the heart of the Nordic Music scene
It’s none the more charming than when SPOT, Scandinavia’s own version of South By Southwest, casts its influence and transforms the city into the ultimate city-centre festival. Every venue, public space, throws parties that embrace the festival spirit to the fullest.
CT Das Radio (DE) – CT Sessions: San Pedro acoustic session
CT das Radio (DE) – CT Sessions: Ryan acoustic session
The 405 (UK) – Photo Essay: Aarhus and SPOT Festival
The 405 (UK) – Recordshopping with Lowly @ Route 66
The 405 (UK) – The 405 meets Sigrid: “Max Martin is my songwriter idol.
The 405 (UK) – The 405 meets Konni Kass: “My grandfather was one of the first pop stars in the Faroe Islands.”