Writer: Cecilie Thorup
It was a dream coming true for Mont Oliver when they performed for the first time at the upcoming stage at Roskilde Festival. But their ambitions go way further than that.
There are no hesitations whatsoever when asked upon which stage Mont Oliver will be playing at next year.
“Orange stage!,” they say almost simultaneously and Mads continues:
“If Vinnie Who can take the jump from the upcoming stage to Orange stage in one year, so can we.”
The alternative hiphop-trio consisting of Jakob Hammershøj on vocals, Niels Christian Sommer on keyboards and Mads Pedersen on drums has had a busy year.
They have played as support for Imagine Dragons at a sold-out Vega, they have been P3’s Uundgåelige and played at festivals as Spot and Northside. The latter was quite a surprise for the guys who were asked to fill in for the Temples, who cancelled their performance 5 hours in advance.
“It was so surreal,” Jakob says.
“We were attending Northside as well and were hungover from the night before and then suddenly we get that call asking if we can be ready in 5 hours. It was mind blowing,” he says.
Roskilde is the boy dream
But he has no doubt in mind that the concert at Roskilde will be even more mind blowing. They all explain how it is a true dream for them to be playing at this festival.
“We have always been talking about what to improve when it comes to making our show better for Roskilde,” Jakob says and explains how much they have invested in a man in charge of light to secure them a great light show. Mads agrees.
“Roskilde has always been this carrot in front of us and our big ambition.”
But their ambitions go way further than that. Not just to be playing at the biggest stage at the biggest festival in Northern Europe within a year, but also to conquer the charts abroad.
“We believe in it. We are crazy ambitious,” Niels Christian says.
“We haven’t had our major break-through yet, but it will come when our debut record is out,” Jakob says.
We are definitely excited to see what the following year has in store for Mont Oliver if they move forward in the same pace as they have in 2013!