Photo by Mikkel Elming
Local SPOT Festival will expand in 2016 with stages all over town. They have got access to all the good music, and they wanna share it with the rest of us.
One of the main festivals in Aarhus, Spot Festival, has been doing of all sorts of things the last couple years, in order to make the festival something that belongs to the city. They have had several free events and stages, where everyone could come and enjoy some quality music – ticket or no ticket.
This year, they’re doing even more. But before we start with all the free stuff, let us just applaud the festival for making Tape a part of the official program. Here you can enter with a festival ticket, but it’s also possible to buy a ticket to the venue, where you can buy both partout and for the individual days.
Now, Saturday during the festival is usually a day where you can find that special Aarhus-buzz downtown. There are loads of people at the cafés, at the shops or just hanging out – which gives SPOT the chance to bring the music to a bigger audience. There will be a SPOT Royal-stage in the middle of the river in downtown Aarhus with Danish and Nordic artists, which is meant as a taste of the line up at the main festival.
At Magasin, you will be able to experience the biggest songwriting camp in Denmark – called ‘Aarhus Calling’. Here you can experience Nordic talents with International quality among the Saturday shoppers.
Furthermore, I guess the festival had the same thought as me; there is absolutely no reason not to include the city’s critically acclaimed Dokk1. Here you will be able to experience ‘Musik er et sprog’ (Music is a language, red.), where you will be able to explore the music as a form of communication. This incredible building will hold stages for concerts, debates, movies, and presentations.
Several cafés will also be included. Castenskiold, FF, and Fidels will also present a line-up of new and exciting Danish bands.
During the entire festival, you will still be able to experience the open festival court at Musikhuset and Ridehuset. We are talking DJ’s, food courts, vinyl market, music bars and a general chill-out environment.
SPOT Festival is where Aarhus becomes the absolute music capital in Denmark. And naturally, I’ll recommend buying a ticket which holds an entrance to about 150 concerts at many venues in town, including Musikhuset, Scandinavian Congress Center, Radar, Voxhall, Atlas, Radar, HeadQuarters, TAPE, and Godsbanen.
But still, if you can’t manage that many concerts, that many decisions to make, take part in the free areas and enjoy what the festival is willing to give to the city.
Check out the line-up (so far) right HERE