Writer: Thomas Kring
My three days of music at Danmarks Grimmeste Festival are over. It was three days with a variety of musical genres like electronic, rock, dance hall and indie and a crowd that was ready to have a good time.
The festival is placed a 25 minute bike ride from the center of Aarhus, so I thought a lot about taking the bus, but decided that it would be more healthy and cheaper to take the bike. So I did. Even though Google Maps said it would take 25 minutes it took a bit longer, since there were no signs directing you to the festival. I ended up in the middle of nowhere but fought my way eventually.
Once there, the festival was looking good. The two scenes (Skov Scene and Bonzai) were placed close together, but there was only music playing on one of the scenes at a time. There were also an area with a skate ramp and some shops, if you wanted to get away from the music. This all worked out really well and people had no problems getting from one place to another. This combined with a beer for 30 kr. Was maybe the reason for the good atmosphere throughout the whole festival. People were enjoying the music and between acts they were sitting in the shades of the trees chilling with a couple of beers.
The lineup this year was not quite as good as the lineup from last year, but it was still ok. Especially both Av Av Av, Bikstok, Velvet Volume and The Eclectic Moniker were the bands that did really great.
The festival is still a young festival with a short history, but also in terms of the crowd, meaning that the average age is not more than 20 years, but this is understandable, since the ticket for all three days including camping is only 650 kr and the beer is cheap enough so they can afford three days at a festival.
In short, the festival is young, beautiful and really relaxing, but I still think Danmarks Grimmeste Festival can do better if they want to. Everyone has a smartphone that needs to charge once in awhile. There was only one place where you could charge your phone, but you needed to bring your own charger, and it would still cost you 10 DKK. They could at least have a charger or drop the 10 kr. fee.
As mentioned before, it wouldn’t take much effort from the festival to put up some signs that showed people the way to the festival. This is an easy fix!
Please put up some signs so I don’t end up in the middle of nowhere again next year.
Because I really would like to come again and enjoy the music and everything else that you have going for Danmarks Grimmeste Festival.