The festival has found room to add Yungblud, Soleima, and a special anniversary edition of MC5 to the line-up
NorthSide announced this year's festival poster with 41 primary international acts at the end of February, but the festival has still been able to add another three acts to the NorthSide 2018 line-up.
The most iconic beginning to a punk song ever was delivered by Detroit's own Wayne Kramer, who in 1968 shouted "And right now ... right now ... right now it's time to ... kick out the jams, motherfuckers!" from the stage of the Grande Ballroom in Detroit. That’s how the title song from the debut album "Kick Out the Jams" by MC5 starts, which today is considered one of the most important albums from the time just before the world fell in love with Sex Pistols, Ramones, Black Flag, and The Clash.
To celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking album, Kramer has gathered a new band around him, which he calls the MC50. The band consists of the guitarist Kim Thayil from Soundgarden, Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, King's X bassist Doug Pinnick, and Marcus Durant from Zen Guerrilla. They will this summer perform all eight songs from the debut album plus other favorites from the MC5 catalog .
MC50 will play Friday June 8th at NorthSide 2018
One of the hottest comets on the English music scene right now is Dominic Harrison, who performs under the name of Yungblud. He has already been P3's Inevitable Track with "King Charles" and has been at the cover of GAFFA Magazine, which has both referred to him as a "giant talent" and invited him on stage when the GAFFA awards were handed out in Odense in February.
The English songwriter draws on everything from punk to hip hop, and the incredibly catchy result often reminds one of a more anarchic version of Arctic Monkeys. A great deal of Yungblud's success can be traced directly to his magnetic personality and enormous energy levels, and Dominic Harrison has in many places been proclaimed to be a talent to keep an eye on. It would be a good idea to do just that when he visits NorthSide this summer.
Yungblud will play Saturday June 9th at NorthSide 2018
Sarah Mariegaard started her music career as part of the Aarhusian group Flødeklinikken together with, among others, Thøger Dixgaard and Emil Falk, but came out as Soleima in 2015 with the single "My Boi". However, her the career gained major momentum in early 2017, where "Cracks" were selected as P3's Inevitable Track. It's taken from the ep. "No. 14 ", released in April, and then in September, Soleima received the award P3 Talent. In April 2018, the ep "Bulldog" was released, which contains her second inevitable single "Low Life", which has helped her get record contracts in both the United States and England. There are therefore great expectations for the first concert at NorthSide with the local singer and we are looking forward to welcoming her home.
Soleima will play Thursday June 7th at NorthSide 2018
The three new acts are added to a program that already includes international headliners like Björk, Queens of the Stone Age, N.E.R.D, The National, Beck, and Liam Gallagher, as well as Danish stars like Nik & Jay, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, C.V. Jørgensen and many more.
NorthSide 2018 runs from the 7th till 9th of June in Aarhus, and tickets can be bought through NorthSide.dk.