It was rather new when SPOT last year started using the entire city – and it was really interesting experiencing how people actually made good use of it. The only problem was, for me, that the area in front of ‘Musikhuset’ seemed empty.
That’s history now, as a brand new festival was introduced a couple of hours ago. Behind Roots&Hybrid we have the very popular ‘Det Turkise Telt’. A place that has been entertaining a lot of people during Aarhus Festuge and SPOT Festival, with exotic world music, genre hybrids and incredible food and drinks. It’s not a bad place to hang out – and certainly not a bad place to experience a festival.
They’ve been preparing for this festival for years, and now seems to be the right time to open up – and it’s ambitious as well. This year will “only” hold 19 acts, but the goal is to become to biggest in the north in their field.
The first six names have already been announced, which holds international (and acclaimed) names such as Omar Souleyman and BaBa Zula – but also a local name such as AySay. You might remember the last name from seeing the opening of AARHUS 2017, where lead singer Luna Ersahin and her bandmates – as well as Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and Aarhus Jazz Orchestra – did a memorable performance in front of the queen.
Keep an eye out for this festival, and remember to stop by during SPOT Festival in the beginning of May.
Roots&Hybrid is backed by SPOT Festival, Aarhus Kommune, Statens Kunstfond, Slots-og Kulturstyrelsen and Roskilde Fonden