Vig Festival is an annual Danish music festival.
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Vig Festival is an annual Danish music festival.
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Copenhagen Jazz Festival is an annual Jazz event, taking place in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, each July. According to reports, the attendance was 240,000 people during Copenhagen Jazz Festival in 2004. The 2011 edition of Copenhagen Jazz Festival took place from July 1 to July 10, artists included Keith Jarrett, Sonny Rollins and Bobby McFerrin. The 2012 edition of Copenhagen Jazz Festival is scheduled July 6–15,2012, an inspired music scene attracted even more American musicians and educated and inspired the whole Danish scene as well. That makes Copenhagen Jazz Festival one of Copenhagens most important public festivals, attracting a broad international audience
Runrig are a Scottish Celtic rock group formed in Skye, in 1973 under the name The Run Rig Dance Band. Since its inception, the bands line-up has included songwriters Rory Macdonald, the current line-up includes longtime members Malcolm Jones, Iain Bayne, and more recently, Bruce Guthro, and Brian Hurren. To date, the band has released fourteen albums, with a number of their songs sung in Scottish Gaelic. Initially formed as a dance band, which played wedding receptions. Runrigs music is described as a blend of folk and rock music, with the bands lyrics often focusing upon locations, politics. Songs make references to agriculture and land conservation, since 1999, the band has gained attention in Canada, following Nova Scotian singer Bruce Guthros entry to the band. In 2016, the announced that it would retire from studio recording after the release of its 14th studio album. The band was formed in 1973 with brothers Calum and Rory Macdonald, Donnie Munro joined the following year and they started to expand outside their native Isle of Skye.
Douglas left the band in late 1974 and was replaced by Robert Macdonald and this line-up continued until 1978, when Douglas re-joined and Malcolm Jones became guitarist, both displacing Robert Macdonald. In the same year, Runrigs first album, entitled Play Gaelic, was released, All the songs were in Gaelic. It was re-released in 1990 as Play Gaelic, the first legendary recording, in 1979, Blair Douglas left Runrig again to pursue a solo career. 1979 saw the release of Runrigs second album, The Highland Connection on the own label. A somewhat transitional album, it features wailing electric guitars and ballads, the album included the original version of Loch Lomond. A version was to become their signature song and closing song at concerts, the third Runrig album, was a thematic record dealing with the rise and politics of Scotlands Gaelic community. 1981 saw the arrival of drummer Iain Bayne and keyboard player Richard Cherns, in 1982, Runrig re-recorded Loch Lomond as their first single. They signed to a label called Simple Records in 1984.
The first was Dance Called America, the band engaged the services of producer Chris Harley who brought to their recordings the benefit of his experience as a solo artist and a singer with The Alan Parsons Project and Camel. Runrigs fourth independent studio album, combined Gaelic sounds with rock music
Thomas Helmig is a Danish rock singer and musician, and has been one of the most popular singers in Denmark since the middle of the 1980s. Thomas Helmig grew up in the home of a doctor in Egå. His parents divorced when he was quite young, to escape from the feelings associated with his parents divorce, Thomas took refuge in music, most notably he spent much time teaching himself to play the piano. At the age of 10, inspired by the Danish Band Gasolin, popular in the 70s, Thomas formed his first band, the following years he learned to play the guitar and drums. He entered the gymnasium but, with his parents approval, he left during the first year to pursue his musical interests, to this end, he went to the United States as a high school exchange student. It was here that he first discovered Motown, playing with local musicians in Detroit. Upon his return to Denmark in 1981, he joined an Aarhus-band called Kaksi Kuggas Band and he had become part of the rather narrow local music scene. By 1983 he became the singer for a band called Elevatordrengene.
They enjoyed a measure of success, touring the country for the two years. He was especially praised for his expression, notable because of his still tender age. He married another popular Danish singer, Søs Fenger, that same year, in 1986 the album 2 was released. By now Helmig had formed his band, Thomas Helmig Band, the third album, Kære maskine, was more rocking than the first two, while the following one Vejen væk, released in 1988, was much gloomier, reflecting his turbulent split from Fenger. The album became his greatest success to date, selling more than 160,000 copies and it features hits such as Nu hvor du har brændt mig af and Det er mig der står herude og banker på. Although divorced, he recorded a few duets with Søs Fenger, one of which, Den jeg elsker, elsker jeg and this period in his life marked a turn in his musical style as he returned to his soul and Motown roots, inspired by Marvin Gaye. His next album Say When became the first he recorded in English and this change opened the prospect of promoting Helmig abroad.
During the 1990s, Helmig attempted to make a name for himself abroad, however, he managed to maintain his position at the absolute top in Denmark for more than 20 years. He writes nearly all his own songs and he contributes prolifically as a songwriter to other artists like Søs Fenger, Hanne Boel, Sanne Salomonsen, TV-2, additionally, he has produced many recordings for different artists. He is the Danish pop musician with the largest collection of Danish Music Awards, including several Singer of the Year, Hit of the Year, in 2012 he was awarded the Danish Music Awards Prize of Honor
The Roskilde Festival is a Danish music festival held annually south of Roskilde. It is one of the largest music festivals in Europe and the largest in Northern Europe and it was created in 1971 by two high school students, Mogens Sandfær and Jesper Switzer Møller, and promoter Carl Fischer. In 1972, the festival was taken over by the Roskilde Foundation, in 2014, the Roskilde Foundation provided festival participants with the opportunity to nominate and vote upon which organizations should receive funds raised by the festival. The Roskilde Festival was Denmarks first music-oriented festival created for hippies, and today more of the mainstream youth from Scandinavia. Until the mid-1990s, the festival attracted mostly Scandinavians, but in recent years it has more and more international. The first Roskilde Festival was held on August 28 and 29,1971 and it was inspired by festivals and youth gatherings like Newport, Isle of Wight and Woodstock. It was characterized mainly by poor management but great enthusiasm, in 1978, festival organizers acquired the Canopy Scene, an orange musical stage previously used by The Rolling Stones on a European tour.
Since its beginning, the Canopy Scene and its arches have become a well-known symbol. In the 1990s, electronic music was introduced to the festival, in 1991, Club Roskilde was held, which was an electronic music dance club held in the evenings. In 1995, electronic music artists received their own stage, in the following years, even more room for electronic music was created by the establishment of the chill-out zone and the Roskilde Lounge. Since then, artists like Fatboy Slim, The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, by the 1990s, the number of tickets offered for sale was restricted and even reduced. Due to steadily increasing popularity of the festival, the number of visitors had increased to up to 125,000, in addition,90,000 tickets for about 25,000 volunteers,5,000 media people and 3,000 artists were added. In order to preserve the quality of the festival, the organizers decided to limit the number of participants. The distance from the rearmost part of the area to the stages of the festival management seemed to have become unreasonable.
The festival had become so popular that the management decided in 1994 to expand the festival area to the west. The festival site was now on divided by the line into two parts. In 1996 was the festival had its own station, which should facilitate the arrival of visitors, in 1997, another tent called Roskilde Ballroom was built. The 2007 edition saw two new tents, replacing Ballroom which presented mainly World music, and Metropol which presented mainly Electronica, in 2010 two stages and Lounge, did not return, due to a slight shift in focus towards fewer, but bigger bands
Copenhagen Carnival is an annual carnival event taking place in Fælledparken and on the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark for three days during the Whitsun Holiday. Over the years it has developed into the largest Danish festival for World music with 120 bands,2000 dancers, the first carnival in Copenhagen was arranged in 1982 by the Carnival in May association and attracted 500 dancers and 60,000 spectators. The main venue of the carnival is Fælledparken with eight dedicated to various music genre. Apart from traditional samba and steelpan music, a number of music styles are represented. The festivals main focus is music but it features an electronic carnival programme at the electronics stage. The main Copenhagen Carnival Parade takes place on Saturday, moving from Kongens Nytorv to The City Hall Square along the pedestrian street Strøget, the day after, the parade is repeated in Fælledparken, leading up to the final evening of celebrations. There is a programme for children and young people with various workshops, performances.
It originally took place in Rosenborg Castle Garden but has moved to Fælledparken
Smukfest is an annual music festival, held during the first weekend of August in Denmark. Its location, in a beech forest in the vicinity of Skanderborg, has given rise to the slogan Denmarks Most Beautiful Festival, the festival covers many styles of music, such as rock, folk, heavy metal, hip-hop and electronic. The first festival was held in 1980, and was an event with 7 bands. The festival has a mascot called Waltidur Festismuk Kærligkys Ølimund Rockilund Trold, born in 1579, in 2009, Skanderborg Festival was held for the 30th time and is today the second largest festival in Denmark, after the Roskilde Festival. The festival gathered more than 50,000 people for the concerts, including 8,500 workers, the festival is getting increasingly popular and all 40. 000+ tickets for the 2017 festival was sold in less than 5 hours. The festival has 4 stages, Bøgescenerne / The Main Stages P3-teltet Stjerne-scenen Sherwood-scenen The festival main stage consist of two stages and is called Bøgescenerne, media related to Skanderborg Festival at Wikimedia Commons Smukfest Official Website of Smukfest
Aarhus Festuge is a 10-day arts and culture festival in the city of Aarhus, Denmark. It takes place every year in late August to early September, since its start in 1965, the festival has grown to become one of the largest cultural events in Scandinavia and showcases a mix of local and international artists. Aarhus Festuge presents a broad array of cultural events from theatre and literature to gastronomy, visual arts. The festival hosts several festivals in their own right, like the Food Festival or the rock and experimental jazz festivals of Underland. Sports is a part of the festivities, both on the scale and as major events like Marselisløbet, featuring the traditional Marselis Run. The event brands itself as WindMade, meaning that the festival is powered by wind power, the patron of Aarhus Festuge is HM Queen Margrethe II, and the Mayor of Aarhus is Chairman of the Festival Board. The festival attracts a number of additional events and acts. In 2014 this amounts to more than 7-800 events, while Aarhus Festuge officially covers 2-300 arrangements, in 2014 Aarhus Festival took place from 29 August to 7 September.
It was the festivals 50th anniversary, and was marked with the theme ‘Same, Aarhus Festuge was established in 1964, debuted in September 1965 and has since become one of the largest themed festivals in northern Europe. Every year a new theme is chosen for the festival, and events, the theme for Aarhus Festival 2012 was BIG and the festival took place from 31 August to 9 September. In 2011, the theme was Beautiful Mistakes, in 2010 it was Neighbours and in 2009, similar cultural festivals are simultaneously held in some nearby cities
Infernal is a dance/pop group from Denmark, consisting of members Lina Rafn and Paw Lagermann. They made their Danish debut in 1997 with the release of the track Sorti de Lenfer and their most successful single to date has been From Paris to Berlin, which charted well in many European countries throughout 2006 and 2007. In addition to the single, an alternate version was released in the UK titled From London to Berlin. Infernal have released four albums, with the 1998 debut album Infernal Affairs reaching double platinum sales in Denmark. Their mainstream breakthrough came with From Paris to Berlin from 2004, Paw Lagermann and Lina Rafn have made a comeback in 2012 as a duo called Paw&Lina with the hit single Stolt af mig selv. Infernal started out as a band in 1997. Lina and the third being Søren Haahr, but Søren left the group in 2000, initially they were known for their unconventional style of singing as well as their experimental blend of different genres of music. In recent years they have turned towards more songwriting and their sound have gone from a subgenre club-sound to dance-oriented pop-sound aimed at the charts, an example of their early musical experiments is their track Kalinka which is based on the Russian Drobushki folk melody.
From 1998 to 2004, the band released four albums in their native Denmark, three studio albums, one of them being a re-issue and one remix/live compilation album. All of them spawned Top 10 hits in Denmark, for example Sunrise, Kiss The Sky and You Receive Me, in 2004, their third studio album From Paris to Berlin was released. With the release of the track, From Paris to Berlin. From Paris to Berlin became the song released by a Danish act nominated at the Nordic Music Awards 2005. Ahead of the World Cup 2006, From Paris to Berlin was re-recorded for the English market with lyrics celebrating the English football squad, the following single released in the UK was titled Self Control. It was a cover of a 1984 song by Italian pop singer Raf, the Infernal version stalled at #18 in the UK charts, and #14 in Ireland. The single wasnt released in Spain, due to a version being released by Spanish singer Soraya Arnelas. Instead, they released Ten Miles in Spain, which topped the Spanish singles charts in November 2006, I Wont Be Crying served as the third single in Europe but failed to build momentum and gain significant airplay in the UK.
It still went on to become a hit in Europe and became the bands most watched video on YouTube. On May 28,2007, the released a new version of their From Paris to Berlin album
Aarhus International Jazz Festival is an eight-day jazz festival in Aarhus, Denmark. It is held every year in July, August or September, the festival performs at the Aarhus Concert Hall, as well as many different venues across the city. Many concerts are played outdoors in the space and are for free. From 2014 and towards 2017 when Aarhus becomes European Capital of Culture and this will include jazz from Poland in particular, since the city of Wrocław is Capital of Culture in 2016. Initiated in 1988 by Musikhuset and local venues, Aarhus Jazz Festival has been a summer event in the city since 1989. The festival is bent on featuring new talents in jazz as well as local and international stars. Alternative musical styles with jazz-influences have been represented by such as Nitin Sawhney, Sting, Dr. John, Abdullah Ibrahim and The Roots in a mix with many local. The 2014 festival occurred on 11 July to 18 July, graphic designer Finn Nygaard has created many of the festival posters. He received design awards for these posters in 1990,1991,1998,2000,2001, Aarhus Jazz Festival Aarhus Jazz Festival Association.
Mark Sabbatini, The 2005 Aarhus International Jazz Festival All About Jazz, sommerens jazzfestivaler i Danmark Jazz Denmark. Short reviews of Danish jazz festivals in the summer, the Ultimate Guide to jazz festivals in Europe jazzfests. net
SPOT is an annual music festival in the city of Aarhus, showcasing up-and-coming Danish and Scandinavian talent. Around 8,000 people attend the 100-200 concerts, including 1,500 from the music business, speakers participate in panel discussions and give lectures on various music industry topics. For example, they answer questions on How to make it in the US and participate in debates on topics including file sharing. Trying to please both camps, a curious, local music audience and a music business crowd, is occasionally a source of friction. Started in 1994 at an initiative, SPOT festival has been organized by ROSA from 1995 onwards. In 2002, David Fricke of Rolling Stone spotted the Raveonettes at the festival, in recent years the festival has seen an increase in the number of bands and venues as well as public attention - a transformation that has not escaped criticism. In 2005 the festival included 107 acts featured on 10 stages across town, critical voices have focused more on the choice of venues and artists, claiming that venues have been spread too far out and the choice of musicians has gotten safer and less varied.
Political interest in the festival has grown with the successes of acts such as Mew, The Raveonettes. In 2005 the minister for culture, Brian Mikkelsen, proclaimed it the most important musical event in Denmark due to its potential as a vehicle for networking and musical export. The inclusion of by now well-established names such as Saybia and Outlandish was greeted with muted enthusiasm in the music press, a Switch Box Tale, part of 2008 event. Official homepage SPOTs MySpace profile ROSA Official homepage
Aalborg Carnival is the name for the annual cultural event carnival in the city of Aalborg – the fourth largest city in Denmark. The carnival takes place the last week in May and is the largest carnival in Scandinavia, the Aalborg Carnival stands for a week and has 3 main carnival events, The Grand Parade, Battle of Carnival Bands and Children’s Carnival. The carnival week is for everyone – both professional groups and everybody who wants to act on his or her instincts and create their own costume. The Grand Parade is an event that attracts about 100,000 people to the streets of Aalborg each year. About 15 professional carnival groups from all over the open the parade and following them are thousands of people dressed out. The parade begins 4 different places in Aalborg, the different parts meet up downtown Aalborg and form one parade continuing to the city park Kildeparken. Here the Carnival Party continues for the rest of the day, one day before the Grand Parade, there is an international carnival celebration called Battle of Carnival Bands.
Every year lots of interesting carnival groups from all over the travel to Aalborg to participate in this event to compete for the title Best Carnival Group. The children have their own carnival as several thousands of children of all ages dress up, during this special day the city park, Kildeparken is transformed into a magic world filled with experiences and thrills for the children. Kirsti Thorvaldsen, Ebbe Lauridsen, Kaj Steensgård and Bramwell Flyckt are the founders of the Carnival in Aalborg, in 1983, they organised the first carnival in Aalborg and in this context established the association, Aalborg Carnival. Bramwell Flyckt was elected chairman of the ginger group, thus, in 1983, the Carnival Association was established as a grass-root organisation, and the very first Carnival in Aalborg was held in the centre of Aalborg on May 28,1983. The carnival parade consisted of 5-10,000 participants, since 1986, the association has had a secretariat to their disposal, which acts as an employment project.
The secretariat, which collaborates with the members and volunteers coordinates all of the associations events. After the carnival in 1987, the association found itself in a crisis, parts of the board did not wish to continue the work and the number of members decreased. NFU decided to offer their support and to contribute with considerable manpower to the boards work, the Carnival Association rose again. Initially, Carnival in Aalborg was held in the centre of Aalborg, due to the lack of safety in the centre and a substantial decrease in revenues, the board decided to move the event to the nearby park, Kildeparken. Every year, Carnival in Aalborg presents a different carnival theme, the theme serves as a source of inspiration for the participants, but is not a demand - all costumes are welcome. Themes throughout the years,2016, Once upon a time,2015, Taboo 2014, Trends of the time 2013, Angels and Demons 2012, The World Upside Down 2011, Sexzoological Zoo 2010, Mars and Venus