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DISTORTION!!!!

27 Apr

My favourite time of year is almost here!
Summer!

If you haven’t ever been to Copenhagen in the summertime, then maybe this is the year to go?
And maybe you should make sure to visit in the beginning of June, as it is here the infamous DISTORTION festival hits the streets!!

Beginning on the 1st of June and carrying on through the weekend, DISTORTION is like something you’ve never seen before. Every day is a new block party in a new part of town, and in the weekend final parties with some really amazing artist from both Denmark and abroad seem to go on and on and on.

As Denmark seem to get increasingly unpopular for its strict foreign policies and the as the whole political scene seem to turn into nothing but a big charade of worthless chit chatting blah blah blah mambo jumbo – THIS is still something Danish I’m totally proud of!

Tickets are on sale at staggeringly low prices, people are getting restless as the lineup is slowly being reveled. It’s almost time! Jump on board! : )

Get your tickets here and go to the Distortion website for more info.

Yei!! : )

//Ida

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START! MELT! SPOT

21 Feb

I’m trying to narrow down my choice of festivals this year. Not easy, not easy.

The 3 in the headline are al ready on the list, and I just stumbled across the resemblance in the names and the common use of !!!!

Also known as the :

CAN YOU SENSE HOW INSANELY AWESOME THIS IS GOING TO BE EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!” ; )

The SPOT! festival is in Denmark, in a town called Århus and takes pride in giving you the some of the best Danish acts, that you haven’t heard (a lot) about yet and some really cool foreign names as well. There’s not a lot on the programme yet, but you can check it out at the SPOT website. Besides being quite cheap, this is an insanely cosy festival with an audience mixed of music-interested/music-industry/music-geeky 25-50 year olds.

START! festival is a local Copenhagen festival, also showing a lot of new talent.It’s basically in my backyard, so I find it impossible not to go! Earlier they’ve had some calendar issues, because every Copenhagen event insisted on using the same exact weekend! – leading to somewhat poorly interest in all of the events. But this year START! has the weekend of 16.-18. og June all to themselves (in my calendar, anyways) so it should be exciting to join them!

The festival takes place in the old meatpacking district at Vesterbro in Copenhagen, and it has a cosy, yet raw, feel to it. And a lot of their “this is gunna be huge!” were right on. Actually most of the new-ish acts, that I saw at START! back in 2009, have really hit the radio stations/festivals/tv-stations masses this year. For instance the adorable disco-dancy-perfect-company of Vinnie Who and also another interesting Danish act called Kings of dark disco.
This years program is yet to be revealed, but you can check out the earlier years at the START! website and make sure to flag the dates in your calendar.

And now for the final “OMG!! THIS IS GOING TO BE SO FREAKIN AWWWEEEEESOME!!!” exclamation mark : the MELT! festival.

Although based in Germany, I’ve never been there nor heard of this extravaganza up until the summer of 2010 where I went to Sonar (no exclamation mark) in Barcelona, and met lovely new friend Cris, who introduced me to a ton of nice new friends, and also : MELT! Focusing mainly on electro and electro rock, this must be my kind of heaven on earth! Seriously … look at this trailer, how can I not go ? ; )

MELT! Festival 2011 Trailer #2 from Melt! Festival on Vimeo.

For more on MELT! go check out their website The program is nowhere near complete yet, but already now MELT! 2011 includes exciting acts as : Modeselektor, Paul Kalkbrenner, Pulp, Robyn, Sbtrkt, Ellen Allien, Junip, White Lies, Cut Copy and Junior Boys! Cool. Check out the rest of the line-up here. Looks goooooood!

So, 3 festivals are settled up until now. I’m thinking … 4 more to come. Maybe 5. Uh, actually it’s 6 including the Reeperbahn festival in september … I’m pretty sure I need to get some more jobs to make this happen ; )

Yai!

//Ida

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