Outlandish + Ukendt Kunstner
It has become traditional to start off the Friday Rock season with Danish hip-hop, and this year is no exception. With titles like Warrior/Worrier, Walou, Aicha, Guantanamo and Look Into My Eyes, Outlandish have delivered hits in spades since their 2000 debut. Their multi-ethnic hip-hop and lyrics, which mix English, Arabic and Spanish, have developed into an idiosyncratic sound that has won listeners' hearts both at home and abroad. With their latest album Warrior//Worrier, released in May 2012, Outlandish established that they are in great form and still at the top of the Danish music scene.
Ukendt Kunstner have been simmering along quietly for a while, but with their long-awaited debut album Forbandede Ungdom, they took a decisive step off the "up and coming artists" shelf, taking over radio stations, venues and festivals all over the country in 2014. They closed last year's Offspring festival on Plænen - the Open Air Stage with an intense performance that promised much more to come. We're delighted to welcome them back so soon.