Fans of synth rock are guaranteed to be delighted when White Lies conquers next year's NorthSide. The British band is joined by the legendary The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr as well as strong Danish acts Hans Philip, Clara and Folkeklubben.
White Lies has a solid grip on the Danish post-punk audience with albums such as "To Lose My Life" and "Rituals". Earlier this year, the group released their fifth studio album "Five" and the demand to see the trio in Ådalen is still high on the list among the NorthSide audience. White Lies, with Harry McVeigh in the front, is known for their voluminous lyrics where neither love nor death go unscathed on mastodonts like "Fairwell To The Fairground", "Bigger Than Us" and "There Goes Our Love Again” - but the band also delivers easy-to-love, pop-inspired tracks like "Hold Back Your Love" and "Time To Give".
The Smiths guitarist to play NorthSide
Since The Smiths broke up in 1987, legendary guitarist and songwriter Johnny Marr led a quiet a life until the release of his first solo album "The Messenger" in 2013. Since then he has played many solid concerts, where both The Smiths and Marr's own songs have been shared generously with an enthusiastic audience.
Strong Danish acts in Ådalen
In addition to the international stars, NorthSide also has an eye (and a stage) for the biggest Danish names. That is why the booking of former Ukendt Kunstner vocalist, and now solo artist, Hans Philip is a no-brainer for next year's festival. In March, Hans Philip released his first solo release "Forevigt" and both audience and critics quickly agreed that the album formed a perfect synthesis. The album offers hits like "Siger Ingenting" and "Dagdrøm ", and it was awarded the maximum six stars by Danish music magazine Gaffa.
19-year-old Clara, who has delivered hits like "Crazy" and "What They Say", and who has just been named "New Artist of the Year" at the Danish Music Awards will also join the NorthSide lineup - along with Danish Trio, Folkeklubben.
- White Lies always guarantees a great show, and they are favourites of our audience. Johnny Marr is a legend, and Hans Philip and Clara are some of the strongest acts to come out of Denmark for a long time. We are very much looking forward to it, says Festival Director Brian Nielsen.
NorthSide 2020 will take place in Ådalen, near Aarhus, from June 4-6, 2020.
Tickets can be purchased at NorthSide.dk.
White Lies, Folkeklubben and Hans Philip play Friday, June 5th
Johnny Marr and Clara play Saturday, June 6th
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