15 April at 22:00
Young stars kick off Friday Rock
TopGunn has released an impressive stream of hits over the past couple of years. With titles such as Ingen Andre, Veninder, 6 Liter, M.K.I.S.P.E.P.M.E.L.R., Tilbud and his current hit Dejlig, TopGunn has dominated both radio airtime and dance floors, while providing the soundtrack for a generation of hedonistic youths.
He has been releasing and producing underground music for years, but enjoyed a huge breakthrough in summer 2014 with the monster hit Kongens Have. His debut album, 21, arrived in 2013, and in 2015 he was ready with the eagerly-awaited follow-up Ingen Andre, featuring both retro pop, Motown and old-school hip hop. The intense interest in TopGunn generated the comedy series Fucking Fornuftig, which is based on the rapper's own life and incidents rewritten as fiction, such as TopGunn in Tivoli.
To start the first concert on the Open Air Stage we will be welcoming Troels Gustavsen, a singer with the stage name Noah. With his Danish pop and melancholy universe, Noah has enchanted Danish radio hosts, streaming services and especially live audiences at sold-out concerts all over Denmark. His latest single Før Vi Falder climbed to #1, and both his debut single Alt er forbid and follow-up Over Byen have achieved platinum status, and now Noah is hot again with the single På Vej Hjem.
22 April at 22:00
New Danish pop at its best
In 2015, 16-year-old Cisilia was the youngest person to win two DMA trophies for Hit of the Year and New Danish Name of the Year, respectively. With the irrepressible confidence of youth, Macedonian/Moroccan Cisilia from Amager, Denmark, demonstrates rough, uncut talent and guarantees that true skill still exists outside TV studio talent shows. The young singer soared to the top of radio charts in 2015 with both Vi To Datid Nu and Luftballon, featuring Cisilia's mischievous style, impressive voice and fluent rap on a Motown/reggae track. We can't wait to see what this devil-may-care singer has planned for 2016.
Page Four shot straight into the charts with Sommer and were performing their first live jobs soon after. Since then, their success has been followed by Fucking Smuk and Du og Jeg, and Lauritz, Stefan, Jonas and Pelle are now working on completing their forthcoming EP, while still studying. Their pure pop is sure to get the girls up dancing to the beat.
Young hasan shah will be kick-starting the evening's triple concert with his crystal clear voice and life-affirming poetry, which has become a Youtube sensation in record time. Radio hosts have also given airtime to both his catchy Tyveri as well as the new Lanterner. He has now gathered an enthusiastic and accomplished band to warm up cold feet on the Open Air Stage on this special evening in April.
29 April at 22:00
Bo Kaspers Orkester have a special place in the hearts of many Danes with their charming mix of pop, jazz and bossanova. Now one of the Nordic region's most popular live bands and some of its best-selling artists, last year the quartet released Redo Att Gå Sönder, including Håll Ut featuring Christel Alsos, which is sure to be a new favourite with live audiences and fans.
Since their debut in 1993, they have continued to supply fans and audiences with excellent music, and we will probably hear hits and evergreens such as Köpenhamn, Vi kommer aldrig att dö, I samma bil, Hon är så söt and Dansa på min grav.
06 May at 22:00
Great Danish live acts
Ten years after breaking into the Danish charts and making dancehall appeal to everyone, Bikstok released an EP Uranium in the autumn of 2015, including the smash hit 80’eren. Now they have a true Danish hit ready for the summer with lyrics that are never boring and an extremely entertaining stage show, and we are delighted to be presenting them on the Open Air Stage at one of the first concerts of the summer season.
Kick off the evening with cheeky hip hop and bass-heavy rap beats as Specktors spark the night off with a smashing live show. The restless rap duo released the single Life in the autumn of 2015, which perfectly illustrates their unusually high-energy text and music. Since this colourful underground group released its first album Shanksville in 2009, their charming streetwise rap has earned them a niche in Danish hip hop, and now we are waiting eagerly for their third release.
13 May at 16:00
20 May at 22:00
Clubbing atmosphere on the Open Air Stage
For years, Morten Breum has been a sizzling hot name in the international DJ scene and a popular producer and remixer. He has won various awards at the Danish DJ Awards, and decided to move to Los Angeles some years ago to seek his fortune there. Now performing with names such as Diplo, David Guetta and Avicii, he recently remixed Adele's huge hit Hello, but is happy to fly home to perform in Denmark. We are very pleased to be presenting Morten Breum at Tivoli for the first time. This spring, the Open Air Stage will be hotter than ever with everyone dancing along to one of his intense high-energy DJ sets.
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27 May at 22:00
The sound of a musical friendship
The album Tomandshånd cemented Poul Krebs' and Michael Falch's partnership, which we had glimpsed live and with great success at acoustic duo concerts and performances at each other's concerts over many years. But this is the first time they are going all in under a new name, KrebsFalch, with their own band that you can experience live. A carefully chosen dream team of musicians who have all played with both Poul Krebs and Michael Falch: guitarists Lars Skjærbæk (who also produced Tomandshånd) and Rune Kjeldsen, with Peter Dombernowsky and Rasmus Valldorf on drums, Troels Skjærbæk on bass and Christoffer Møller and Palle Hjort on keyboards. With concerts sold-out all over Denmark this spring, by the time they play at the Open Air Stage at the last Friday Rock concert in May, they'll be top-tuned and raring to go.
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03 June at 22:00
The ultimate garden party
Right now, Tiësto is in focus with Chemicals with vocals by Danish Thomas Troelsen playing continuously on both P3 and Voice radio stations. Tiësto has been nominated The Greatest DJ Of All Time by MixMax and #1 DJ by Rolling Stone music magazine. He has headlined the biggest festivals and is resident DJ at Hakkasan nightclub in Las Vegas, where 7,000 people come to party every Saturday. Stars such as Kanye West, Katy Perry and Coldplay have made the most of his sublime remixes, and in 2015, he won a Grammy for his remix of John Legend's All of Me. Tiësto himself says that making music is about giving and sharing part of yourself, and each time he goes on stage, he promises his fans ”the best night in the world”. Tiësto is probably the greatest DJ in the world with a stage and light show in a league of their own. We don't mind betting it will be a particularly intense evening when thousands of ecstatic music-lovers take over the old Gardens looking for a beat long into the night.
10 June at 22:00
North Atlantic singer/song writers
Ready for an unusually atmospheric evening? Then visit Tivoli and experience two incredibly talented songwriters on a light summer's evening to remember.
For the first time ever, Teitur will be playing his entire debut album Poetry & Airplanes from start to finish. The album is a classic containing hits such as Josephine, I Was Just Thinking and You’re the Ocean. When the album was released 13 years ago, it sent Teitur on a world tour of his own and as a supporting band for e.g. John Mayer, Susanne Vega and Rufus Wainwright.
Icelandic Ásgeir has been enjoying great success worldwide over the past few years, and last year he received the coveted Nordic Music Prize. This folk-inspired singer/songwriter with a delicious touch of synthesizer and electronic subtleties conjures up thoughts of almost endless light summer nights in perfect combination with the dark days of winter in the little country far to the North.
17 June at 22:00
When Saybia released an album last year – for the first time in eight years – their fans all over the world were thrilled. The album No Sound From the Outside is a classic Saybia release encompassing large musical scope and texts reflecting the theme of life in the late 30s. A kind of status update for a mature band with bags of experience, which – after a long break – is once again poised to charm a large audience with a special brand of music.
Since Saybia's debut album The Second You Sleep shot directly to #1 in the charts, the band has released various hit singles, sold over 100,000 albums and played for sold-out audiences in Denmark and abroad. The band consists of Søren Huss (vocals), Kasper Rasmussen (guitar), Jeppe Langebæk Knudsen (bass), Jess Jessen (keyboard) and Palle Sørensen (drums).
24 June at 22:00
Zara Larsson was only 10 years old when she won the Swedish version of Talent in 2008. Now she has turned 18 and is already an experienced show woman with an American recording contract, millions of streams and plays on Youtube as well as various international hits that we can all sing along to such as Uncover and Lush Life. The Swedish pop machine has successfully created a true pop princess, who has been compared with the likes of top names Sia and Rihanna. Zara Larsson herself says that she is not necessarily a familiar face but her songs have found their way onto playlists and into girls' hearts worldwide.
Zara Larsson has also attracted attention in the social media, where she often shares her life with over a million followers.
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01 July at 22:00
Solid double concert
Get your dancing shoes on and be ready to party when Djämes Braun and Nabiha hit the stage with a mixture of pop and R&B, soul and reggae tones.
Ten Gold and Platinum singles in a row, 32,000,000 streams on Spotify and one year constantly in the Top 10 is an astounding track record for Djämes Braun's debut album. Add to that oceans of days and nights performing at festivals and clubs all over Denmark. These two childhood friends, Kenno and Pilfinger, have had plenty to do since turning their boyish aspirations into music tracks and sharing them with the world. Now they are once more in the limelight with their song Geronimo, and we are happy to be welcoming this lively duo to Tivoli.
After a long time out of the spotlight, Nabiha, a charismatic singer, released a strong new single at the beginning of the year. The single, called Weapon, is attracting lots of airplay and Nabiha is enjoying attention twice over, also as a judge on the popular TV programme Danmark har Talent. With titles including Animals, Mind the Gap and Never Played the Bass, Nabiha has had great success both in Denmark and abroad, and has achieved a total of four #1s in the British charts. This appealing singer has a spectacularly sparkling stage show, and we are pleased to be welcoming her back to Tivoli.
08 July at 22:00
Denmark's very own national bard
For more than 40 years, Kim Larsen has been tirelessly producing a treasure trove of Danish evergreens and has even been called Denmark's national bard. With titles such as Midt om Natten, Jutlandia, Rabalderstræde, Kvinde Min and his latest release Du Glade Verden, he has both conquered the charts and written himself into Danish music history. Last year he celebrated his 70th birthday and keeps up touring the country. It's now some years since Kim Larsen last performed at Tivoli, and we are thrilled to have one of Denmark's strongest live names back on our programme this year.
15 July at 22:00
Ultimate easy listening
With their debut album Moon Safari from 1998, Air defined the sound of modern French easy listening, which enchants connoisseurs and fills club dance floors. They transform the soft and sexy mood of the 60s created by dreamy organs and sensual percussion, into electronic and ironic music with a healthy helpings of synthesizer and fun. This recipe has proved extremely popular, and Air quickly became world famous and released a series of albums over the years that followed, including soundtracks such as Virgin Suicides. Now this nerdy pair from Versailles is back. Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel released their extra-exclusive EP Music for Museum in 2014, which was written for Palais de Beaux Arts in Lille, and only 1,000 vinyl copies were made. Now they are touring the biggest summer festivals, and we can't wait to present their atmospheric music, which will be fuelling emotions on the back row and the dance floor.
22 July at 22:00
Outstanding, personal pop
On Earth Sick, the latest album released by Oh Land, Nanna Øland has retraced the roots of her musical career. She has written and produced the entire album herself, and rather than working in major studios with many business partners, she recorded many of the tracks in her own apartment in New York. Several of her songs reflect her family's classical background, and she has invited family members to play along on strings and sing opera. Her own background as a ballet dancer cannot be denied and shines through in many of her interpretations. And in her live performances, she is famous for her dramatic costumes and impressive stage designs. We are delighted to welcome Oh Land back to Tivoli.
29 July at 22:00
05 August at 22:00
Alternative electro pop
With their hard-wearing melodies and hard-hitting arrangements, Turboweekend has built a solid base of dedicated fans who love their intense and potent show. Their latest album Share My Thunder is an extension of the massive electronic sound that is the hallmark of this band along with its high-energy live performances. They started 2016 with a series of sold-out audiences at the largest stages in Denmark, and we are very happy to have them back at the Open Air Stage at Tivoli.
With his distinctively sad and melancholy music, Mikael Simpson has created his own niche in Danish music. His alternative pop, a mix of electronic sounds and guitar, has regularly attracted impressive reviews. Mikael Simpson is also a highly skilled entertainer, who together with his strong band adds just enough showmanship to his introverted image of the world to create concerts with a very special atmosphere.
12 August at 22:00
Californian alternative rock
Sisters Este, Danielle and Alana come from a musical family and have played together in their band Haim since 2007, but their first debut album Days Are Gone was not released until 2013. This debut was preceded by the EP Forever , which hit the streets and sent their debut album to #1 in Britain, where they also received the NME award for Best International Band in 2014. They have since received an American Grammy for Best New Artist. In addition to the three sisters, Dash Hutton (on drums) is also a permanent feature of the band, though he never appears on photos etc.
Haim's music has been compared with 70s soft rock, Fleetwood Mac style, and the band mention R&B and hip hop as inspiration for their characteristic sound. There is certainly a big difference between the sound of Haim on a studio recording at the pop end of the scale and the sound of Haim playing live onstage with a more uncontrolled style of rock. You'll see what we mean if you round off the summer holiday with a trip to Tivoli.
19 August at 22:00
Pop darling no. 1
Though only 23, Christopher is a crystal-clear Friday Rock favourite who'll be performing at the Open Air Stage for the third time in this context. His velvety vocals will gently wrap up this summer evening in a collection of his great hits. With singles including Tulips, CPH Girls, Told You So and Crazy, Christopher has proved himself a star of Danish pop and thanks to his attractive appearance and friendly nature he has become a top idol for the pop-loving younger generation.
His catchy R&B and charming falsetto are ideal ingredients for a fun night out at Tivoli, and you can look forward to hearing his new songs, including his latest single Limousine, which has been played 24/7 and streamed all spring.
26 August at 22:00
Danish acts with an edge
When Aura released her debut album in 2009, it caused ripples throughout the whole music industry. Here was a young woman with a unique voice who could write pop songs that quickly climbed the charts both in Denmark and internationally. Aura is a 100% ’DIY’ artist who gets involved in everything from writing and producing lyrics and songs to dreaming up costumes and artwork. She is known for her extravagance, stage presence and uncompromisingly outrageous costumes. Aura is now releasing her third album, and we are delighted to have her back at the Open Air Stage.
Since their first single Bloodlines, Dúné have left their distinctive stamp on Danish synthpop with their punk rock sound and attitude that has also brought great success outside Denmark. The band consists of childhood friends Mattias Kollstrup, Ole Bjórn and Piotrek Wasilewski. Last year, they toured the country with Dizzy Mizz Lizzy and other bands, and that led them back to the studio, where they are currently recording their fourth album and have so far released the single Trying To Get To You. We are looking forward to hearing more of their new material and especially experiencing one of Denmark's top-calibre live bands in a class of its own.
02 September at 22:00
Straight Danish rock
Magtens Korridorer are well known for their riveting concerts, and straight after their great breakthrough with Friværdi in 2005, they became one of Denmark's most popular live bands. The members of Magtens Korridorer also have plenty on their mind. Their lyrics often reflect social realism, and their music has a slightly melancholy tone despite its passionate delivery. They have had many exciting partnerships over the years and will be joined on this late summer evening by special guests from Østkyst Hustlers.
The three rappers, Jazzy H, Bossy Bo and DJ Peyk, helped Danish hip hop gain broad popularity in the 90s with songs such as Han får for lidt and Fuld af løgn. Even the proudest Jutlanders sang along with lines like "why is everything just so uncool in Jutland?". With Magtens Korridorer too, it's sure to be a great party on the Open Air Stage.
09 September at 22:00
Denmark's biggest rock band
When Dizzy Mizz Lizzy reunited in 2010 and played some exclusive concerts across Denmark, echoes spread right across Denmark. This resounding success triggered more concerts that have followed. Now an album is on its way with completely new material from this legendary band. The single I Would If I Could But I Can’t shot straight to #1 on iTunes and has since been followed by Made to Believe. They also played at totally sold-out concerts during an indoor tour as well as for a range of large summer jobs last year. Finally, Tim Christensen received an honorary award at the Danish Music Awards. In other words, 2015 was an unusually busy year for the three musicians, and at Tivoli we are counting on 2016 being equally sensational when their new album hits the streets.
16 September at 22:00
Two hot shooting stars
The six childhood friends who make up The Minds of 99 broke through the sound barrier in 2014 with their highly praised album The Minds of 99, which led to a number of awards, including Steppeulven for the Song of the Year with Det er Knud, som er død and the Gaffa award for the New Danish Name of the Year and Rock Release of the Year. As early as in 2015, The Minds of 99 released their equally acclaimed album Liber, which was awarded six out of six by Politiken newspaper. With their opening concert on Orange Stage at the annual Roskilde Festival, they firmly established that they are one of today's best live bands and are sure to be in fine form when performing onstage at Tivoli.
Alongside Scarlet Pleasure, Julias Moon was one of last year's most popular Friday Rock bands, and things have moved quickly for the Danish pop duo since their first single Bay was P3's song of the week in autumn 2013. During 2014, they were nominated for the Talent Award by P3 Gold, and were DMA-nominated as both the Group of the Year and New Danish Name of the Year. They were signed by a US recording label Republic Records, and also played at a wide range of Danish festivals and venues. The band is now ready to conquer the Open Air Stage with soulful, Nordic pop, and we can promise you an electric atmosphere that evening.
23 September at 22:00
Three strong Danish profiles
To round off this year's Friday Rock season, we have put together a team of Danish rappers speaking from the heart in a language all their own.
With their single D.A.U.D.A., S!vas pioneered a new wave of rap inspired by South State rap , but with their very own brand of slang that has attracted a lot of attention and resulted in a new app designed to translate the street slang into everyday Danish. D.A.U.D.A. was followed by KBHavana, and S!vas has since been the talk of the town.
S!vas is happy to share the spotlight with his homie Gilli, whose serious radio breakthrough came with the song Orale, which he performed at P3 Gold in the autumn. Now we are eagerly awaiting his next EP, which is expected to come out in 2016.
With the debut album Militant Mentalitet, MellemFingaMuzik certainly set the tone for the hip hop agenda in 2015. The album went gold and ended 2015 with a top-20 slot in the official IFPI charts – an impressive achievement for a band with such a bold and uncompromising approach.
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