The last international headliner is Phoenix,
who will be joined at the Danish festival by five international acts all of
whom will play on the festival's new tent stage, Red Stage.
In December, it was revealed that NorthSide will add a third stage, which has been named Red Stage. Now, we can together with the announcement of Phoenix start to reveal which bands you will be able to experience in the new tent.
The long-awaited debut album from British group Daughter is released in March, and it follows three acclaimed ep releases. The trio has been called a cross between The xx and Cat Power, and we are very excited to be able to present them at NorthSide.
Daughter will play NorthSide on Friday the 14th of June.
The Manchester-quartet got their Danish breakthrough with the single "Kemosabe" from the acclaimed album "Arc", which is filled with energetic and catchy songs that blend pop, indie rock, and electronica. NME calls their performances "baffling, bizarre, beautiful, and bawdy", so there is definitely something to look forward to.
Everything Everything will play NorthSide on Saturday the 15th of June.
The Las Vegas-quartet has taken America by storm and impressed by reaching second place on the U.S. album chart with debut, "Night Visions". Sales have been helped by the hit single, "Radioactive", which was Danish P3's Unavoidable Track of the Week in late 2012, and their most played track in the last month. The band's popularity is constantly increasing worldwide, so it is four rising stars who are coming to Aarhus.
Imagine Dragons will play NorthSide on Saturday the 15th of June.
The acclaimed British songwriter topped the BBC's prestigious Sound of 2012-list after the release of his excellent debut album, "Home Again". Kiwanuka is a part of a songwriter tradition that draws on soul, jazz, and folk, but presents the songs in his own unique voice. That Kiwanuka also delivers live was evident in Copenhagen last year, when Soundvenue awarded six stars for a great concert. So we are very excited to welcome the excellent songwriter back to Denmark.
Michael Kiwanuka will play NorthSide on Saturday the 15th of June.
Tegan and Sara
The Canadian sister duo has released records since 1999 featuring everything from dirty indie rock to crisp synthpop and along the way acquired a bunch of awards in their home country. Danish music magazine GAFFA called the duo's latest album "irresistibly catchy", so it very exciting to be able to present the duo's new style at a concert in the festival's new tent, Red Stage.
Tegan and Sara will play NorthSide on Friday the 14th of June.
In addition to the five acts added to programme for Red Stage, we are also very proud to present this year’s last international headliner.
The French group will release the long-awaited fifth album, "Bankrupt!", in April, which follows the successful album, "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix", which gave the group their big break. Phoenix has since 2000 been responsible for danceable and polished pop music that captivates in the same way as the biggest hits of the 80s. But when the music is served with a French touch it gets a modern and sophisticated style, and this is evident on the current single, "Entertainment". The band has not played in Denmark since 2009, so it is with great pleasure that we now add Phoenix as the last international headliner for NorthSide 2013.
Phoenix plays at Northside Friday 14 June.
The list of announced acts for NorthSide 2013 are as follows: Alt-J (∆), Arctic Monkeys, Band of Horses, Biffy Clyro, Bikstok Røgsystem, Bloc Party, Daughter, The Eclectic Moniker, Ellie Goulding, Everything Everything, The Flaming Lips, Fun., Gogol Bordello, Imagine Dragons, Kaizers Orchestra, Keane, Kings of Convenience, The Knife, Michael Kiwanuka, Modest Mouse, Nephew, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Phoenix, Portishead, Rasmus Walter, Shaka Loveless, Spleen United, Tegan and Sara, Trentemøller, and When Saints Go Machine.
NorthSide 2013 can be experienced in Aarhus, Denmark on June 14th-16th. Tickets can be purchased through Billetlugen.dk.
Visit NorthSide.dk or facebook.com/NorthSidefestival for more info on NorthSide 2013.