The capacity for NorthSide 2014 will not change
NorthSide could post a Sold Out-sign in May this year, which meant that 25,000 ticketholders plus about 5,000 volunteers, musicians, and guests were ready for the forth edition of the Danish festival.
The festival presented once again presented a wide range of acclaimed concerts, but it was not just a musical success. NorthSide had a total gross revenue of 51 million Danish Kroner for 2013 and expects to announce a profit of about six million Danish Kroner, which makes it possible to cover last year's deficit. This provides a good foundation to improve conditions for the audience and the opportunity to create even more content and atmosphere on the festival site next year.
To make this happen NorthSide are collaborating with Aarhus’ city council on a smaller expansion of the festival area, and also on including areas that have previously been used for production. This is done to create more space for the audience without, however, putting more tickets on sale. Thus, plans to involve nearby soccer fields are put on standby, while focus instead will be on optimizing the use of existing space and conditions on the existing festival grounds.
- We have previously mentioned the idea of expanding capacity by around 10,000 visitors to have the opportunity to add a fourth stage and introduce even more music. But having been in dialogue with our guests, we have decided that NorthSide should retain its present size, and that we must instead use the energy to improve the existing area, said festival spokesman John Fogde.
The evaluation of this year's festival is not over, but it is expected that there will soon be information ready about ticket sales and line-up for next year's festival.
NorthSide 2014 can be experienced in Aarhus, Denmark on June 13-15th.