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Khalid, Foals, and Alice in Chains will play NorthSide

Pressemeddelelse   •   Dec 03, 2018 12:00 CET

Tove Lo, Suspekt, and L.O.C. are also among today's eight new acts for the Danish festival

A really strong first round of announcements for NorthSide with acts like Bon Iver, Major Lazer, and The Streets is now followed up with eight new amazing acts including one of the hottest R&B-singers right now.

Khalid has four songs on the American Top 100 chart this week including the two huge hits "Eastside (with Benny Blanco and Halsey)" and "Love Lies". The songs follow up on hits like "Location", "Silence", and "Young, Dumb & Broke", each of which has more than 600,000 streams on Spotify. The Grammy-nominated R&B singer has also contributed to hits by Logic, Marshmello, Calvin Harris, and Shawn Mendes. When Khalid released "American Teen" as a nineteen-year-old, Rolling Stone Magazine called the album "the year’s freshest, most surprising debut", and his first Danish show was upgraded to a much larger venue before ticket sales even started. Khalid is one of the world's hottest young acts right now, and this summer he will bring his thoughtful and relevant R&B to NorthSide for the first time.

Khalid will play Thursday 6th of June at NorthSide 2019.

In 2013 Foals went from being a critics favourite to being one of the most popular rock acts in the UK. With the release of "Holy Fire", the band once again won a nomination for that year's Mercury Prize, and both the album and single "Inhaler" were voted Best of the Year by NME, while Q Magazine voted them Best Live Act. The award came after an outstanding concert at Glastonbury that year, and two years later, Q Magazine named Foals Best Act in the World Today! Danish press has praised the band as well, and GAFFA gave the band's latest album, “What Went Down”, five stars and called it "At once both fragile and aggressive and really, really good". Foals last played in Denmark in 2016, so a new show on these shores is long overdue.

Foals will play Thursday 6th of June at NorthSide 2019.

There are not many of the original grunge bands left, but fortunately, we still have Alice in Chains. The band has released three albums since William DuVall joined in 2006 as a replacement for Layne Staley, and the singer has managed to lift an unusually heavy legacy in an impressive way. The band is still commandeered by Jerry Cantrell whose harmonies and guitar solos are sharper than ever and are essential in classics like "Rooster", "Nutshell", "Would?", and "Man in the Box". The ground-breaking and influential band has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and this summer they will visit Aarhus for the very first time.

Alice in Chains will play Thursday 6th of June at NorthSide 2019.

Since the breakthrough with "Habits (Stay High)" in 2014, the Swedish pop star Tove Lo has mixed extremely catchy pop with provocative videos and a clear modern feminist approach. This is evident in hits like "Talking Body", "Cool Girl", "Disco Tits", and "Bitches", where the captivating electropop both challenges and excites. On stage, Tove Lo is a colourful and extremely energetic performer who will certainly create a party at NorthSide.

Tove Lo will play Thursday 6th of June at NorthSide 2019.

L.O.C. is one of the biggest names in Danish music. His popularity has grown steadily since the release of the debut album "Dominology" and he is the rare combination of artist and entertainer, who combines having a huge and loyal fan base with good reviews and massive sales figures. Hits like “Momentet”, “Undskyld”, “Frk. Escobar”, and “Marquis” underlines this, and the latest chapter in the history of L.O.C. will be written in April, where the rapper will release his ninth album. Armed with new music, L.O.C. will be ready for his first time at NorthSide, and it's quite okay to have high expectations for his first homecourt festival appearance.

L.O.C. will play Friday 7th of June at NorthSide 2019.

Last time Danish act Suspekt visited NorthSide, they closed the Blue Stage on the second day of the festival with a concert that was unlike anything ever seen before at NorthSide. Provocative bangers were delivered in a massive power move that included a host of guests at a surprising and hugely entertaining show. That's why Suspekt is always welcome at NorthSide, and it will definitely be another captivating experience, when they return to the Blue Stage.

Suspekt will play Saturday 8th of June at NorthSide 2019.

Singer Emilie Molsted performs under the name Jada and has in a very short time built a huge interest in her talents due to the songs "Pure" and "Keep Cool". Jade's two expertly crafted pop song bode well for the future and the songwriter and producer has through well-received concerts shown that she has both sublime vocal chops, strong material, and the ability to enthral her audience.

Jada will play Friday 7th of June at NorthSide 2019.

The Alstrup-brothers from Thy have together with their band Jonah Blacksmith been victorious over the last three years at a string of Danish festivals and venues with stories about their family from Northwest Jutland. Their roots are now explored through a new and innovative film concert, where music and stories meet in a documentary about Grandfather Johannes Smed shown behind the band at the concerts. The praised film concert is a beautiful insight into a unique family story, and the combination of great stories and amazing music is like nothing ever seen before at NorthSide.

Jonah Blacksmith Film Concert can be experienced on Saturday 8th of June at NorthSide 2019.

- The expectations of the NorthSide line-up are always high, and with today's announcements, we feel confident in saying that we can live up to them. When the first three headliners are joined by red hot Khalid, incredible Foals, and legendary Alice in Chains, we have taken great steps towards creating an excellent festival poster, says spokesman for NorthSide, John Fogde.

Following today's announcement, the line-up for NorthSide 2019 is as follows: Alice in Chains, Bon Iver, Cautious Clay, Foals, Jada, Jonah Blacksmith, Khalid, L.O.C., Lydmor, Major Lazer, The Minds of 99, The Streets, Suspekt, and Tove Lo.

NorthSide 2019 takes places in Aarhus, Denmark on the 6th to 8th of June 2019, and tickets can be purchased via NorthSide.dk.