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Northside festival celebrates warmest year to date

After last year's torrential rain washout, 2018 marks the Danish festival's warmest, driest weekend ever

By Molly Long on 11 Jun 2018

Fans at this year's Northside Festival

34,000 fans enjoyed Northside's lineup this year

image © Jonas Svendsen/Northside

After nine years, Denmark’s Northside festival has celebrated its warmest weekend to date. With the memory of last year’s washout still fresh in the minds of fans and organisers, the glorious sunshine and 30 degree temperatures were a welcome addition to the festival’s lineup.

Doors opened on Thursday (7 June) and fans were treated to more than just music from performers like Björk, Queens of the Stone Age and Father John Misty. This year, the newly independent festival came fit with a sideshow circus-themed area, a bigger and better than ever silent disco area and a custom built wooden church ready and waiting to provide fans with Las Vegas-style weddings.

An expanded site for the event proved a to be a good choice by organisers, with the warm temperatures. After three days of sunshine, guests were grateful for the improved access to food and water supplies. Keeping in line with previous years, all food sold at NorthSide was 100% organic.

“Northside 2018 was probably our best and most colourful event to date and it definitely didn’t hurt that we had amazing weather all weekend”

With good weather, well-received performances and an almost sold out crowd, this year’s Northside festival was a success all-round. 34,000 people enjoyed the offerings of world renowned acts and local bands alike. Speaking about the success of last week’s event, Northside booker John Fogde told IQ: “The festival was a massive success. We had three fantastic days.

“I think it’s fair to say that Northside 2018 was probably our best and most colourful event to date and it definitely didn’t hurt that we had amazing weather all weekend.”

Organisers intend to repeat this year’s successes in 2019, though specific dates aren’t available yet. This year saw the festival take place Thursday to Saturday, a change from previous years, so that guests could enjoy themselves fully on the final day of the festival without worrying about Sunday evening turning into Monday morning. Once organisers have evaluated the success of this move, dates and acts for next year’s festival will be announced.


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