10 April at 22:00
Two current stars of Danish hip-hop
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.
17 April at 22:00
Poetic Copenhagen pop
Since Love Shop released their tenth studio album, Kærlighed og Straf , in 2014, the starred reviews have been raining down on the band. The subsequent live tour also garnered them praise and excellent reviews. So you'll enjoy listening to strong new tracks like I morgen and Bellavista Regn as well as singing along to classics like Copenhagen Dreaming and En Nat Bliver det Sommer.
As the only remaining original band member, Jens Unmack takes to the front with his characteristic vocals. With him is friend Mikkel Damgaard, who has helped to influence, develop and form the last two Love Shop releases both on keyboards and as producer.
24 April at 22:00
The soul brother of Danish pop
With his second album, Det Vi Sku’ Miste, in 2014, Shaka Loveless showed he intends to stay in the charts. Danish audiences have taken his blend of melodious pop and soft reggae to their hearts.
Singing with charm and passion about both individual and global problems, he is easy to identify with, and his straightforward manner makes him a clear favourite. The last time Shaka Loveless performed on Plænen - the Open Air Stage, he produced a high-quality, energetic live performance, and we can promise things will be just as intense on this April evening, when he has a couple of surprises in store.
01 May at 22:00
Danish-language acid rock
No one was more surprised than Spids Nøgenhat when they were called to the podium on live TV to receive yet another DMA award, this one for 2014's Danish Live Act of the Year. A little earlier, they had also won the 2014 Danish Rock Release award for their album Kommer Med Fred. And you have to give it to them, it's unusual to see such long beards and hair at an awards show celebrating Danish popular music. But Spids Nøgenhat are an exception in many ways. In their improvised acceptance speech, they described briefly what goes into their project: "Friendship and love – we're a handful of friends just playing music because we enjoy it, and because we're fucking good when we're together." Along with the psychedelic visuals that turn their performances into a complete experience, you can enjoy watching the good karma spreading out across Plænen - the Open Air Stage.
08 May at 22:00
Double line-up with charismatic front figures
Rasmus Walter has sung in English as the lead singer of Grand Avenue for almost a decade, but in his solo career, he has chosen to record in Danish, producing many relevant and meaningful songs and lyrics. In 2014, he released his third solo album, Verden i stå, in which he – along with friend and producer Søren Mikkelsen – challenged themes and expression in the music, while once again establishing that he is a master of the catchy pop song. This has given him a large, loyal fanbase and sold out gigs across the country. The live band consists of Leif Bruun, Max Winding, Martin Sandberg Kærsgaard and Martin Birksteen Olsen. With hits like Dybt Vand, Endeløst and Knust Glas on the setlist, you can expect a great night of music.
Stine Bramsen has similarly fronted the pop band Alphabeat, but is now taking a break from that to try her hand at a solo career. So far, she has released three excellent singles, announcing a more mature, serious sound. She sings with verve and intensity about matters relating to huge emotion and life's serious questions. During her live performances, she appears with a six-man band and chorus
15 May at 22:00
The sound of friendship and fellowship
Simon Kvamm and Peter Sommer have had great success separately with their own projects, both solo and in bands, and it came as something of a surprise when the two formed a duo in 2010. Behind it lay a personal friendship, which had evolved naturally into a serious musical partnership. De Eneste To became an instant success and is now a sought-after live band. Their second album, Dobbeltliv, was released in autumn 2014, and interest in these two driven musicians has never waned. With their characteristic microphone stands and the mandatory Boomblaster system manned by Stefan Kvamm and Árni Bergmann, they are ready to take on Plænen - the Open Air Stage.
22 May at 22:00
Two new stars on the Danish pop scene
Things have moved quickly for Danish pop trio Julias Moon since their first single Bay was picked as P3's song of the week in autumn 2013. During 2014, they were nominated for the Talent Award on P3 Guld and appeared at that year's DMA show, where they were also nominated for Band of the Year and New Danish Name of the Year. They also signed with major US record label Republic Records, not to mention playing a long list of Danish festivals, including a terrific performance at Tivoli's Offspring festival. They are now ready to conquer Plænen - the Open Air Stage with their soulful, Nordic pop, and we can promise you an electric atmosphere that evening.
Scarlet Pleasure's sound is an atmospheric blend of soul, funk and r’n’b mixed with strong melodies. It's a sound the band developed partly in New York and partly in a Swedish summer cottage. In February 2014, their single Windy was picked as P3's song of the week, after which it became a huge radio hit and was eventually named song of the year for 2014. The band followed this up with a debut album, Mirage, as well as a sold-out tour. They are now ready to bring their seductive r'n'b with a twist of Scandinavian cool to Plænen - the Open Air Stage for the first time.
29 May at 22:00
Denmark's Mr. Swing King
05 June at 22:00
Joey Moe's Million was the summer hit of 2014. He was here, there and everywhere on Danish radio, keeping the number 1 spot on the charts for five weeks. This is just one of the high points he can already put on his CV. If you read a little about what he's been up to in recent years, you will quickly find that he's a very busy man. Not yet 30, he has already released his sixth studio album, has over 25 platinum and gold hits with titles such as Flip It (Like a DJ), Yo-Yo, Miss Copenhagen and Gi’ Mig and has appeared in the popular TV shows Toppen af Poppen and Voice Junior.
12 June at 22:00
The last time Marie Key played Tivoli, Plænen - the Open Air Stage was blown away by the number of people who turned up. A short time after this, she cleaned up at the Danish Music Awards, taking home six awards. This was the culmination of her fantastically successful 2012 album, De Her Dage, with hits like Uden Forsvar and Uopnåelig truly making the singer's name. By the time she takes to Plænen - the Open Air Stage this June, she will have released a new album, Tænker du vi danser, with the first single Fatter det nu already getting frequent radio play. Her friend and producer Andreas ’Maskinen’ Sommer has turned up the beat and introduced a healthy helping of soul to Marie's voice and music.
19 June at 22:00
First Danish show
While Jessie J has visited Tivoli previously, this will be the first time the English singer plays a full concert in Denmark. She dropped in on Plænen - the Open Air Stage as part of The Voice 2014, giving the audience a taste of her riveting stage presence. Maybe she was particularly in the mood because she'd just had two rides on the old Roller Coaster? This time, she is stopping by with her own band and show, including hits like Do It Like A Dude, Price Tag and Burnin’ Up. She also had a huge hit with Bang Bang featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. You'll have plenty of opportunities to dance along as Jessie J's impressive vocals sing us into the summer evening.
26 June at 22:00
The world's happiest band
After celebrating TV-2's 30-year anniversary with the extensive '100 songs in 180 days' tour, which also brought them to Tivoli in 2013, the popular band have spent time in the studio writing new music. Now Steffen Brandt, Hans Erik Lerchenfeld, Georg Olesen and Sven Gaul are again ready to take on the country with their new material, but don't worry - we can still enjoy classics like De Første Kærester På Månen and Bag Duggede Ruder.
03 July at 22:00
Virtuoso pianist and prankster
This evening offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see world-famous singer and jazz musician Jamie Cullum in a unique performance with the Tivoli Big Band. As well as being an accomplished musician, Cullum is a great entertainer who successfully fuses jazz and pop. He is known for his non-traditional style of playing, and his live performances are characterised by an energy that infects both his fellow musicians and audiences. He has sold over 10 million albums worldwide and has performed hundreds of sold-out concerts in every country. Tivoli has had the pleasure of welcoming this global star several times in the past, most recently in 2013, when at short notice he gave an improvised concert in the Harmony Pavilion.
10 July at 22:00
Since signing an international contract with Sony in 2009, Mads Langer has toured the world with his guitar on his shoulder. With hits like Elephant, Microscope and Heartquake, the 31-year-old songwriter has stormed into the charts in Denmark and throughout Europe.
Over the summer, Mads Langer performs in the open air at various venues across Denmark, and it will be a joyful reunion when he once again takes to Plænen - the Open Air Stage to fill the Gardens with the sound of his voice and guitar.
17 July at 22:00
Two stars sharing the stage
With two famous, colourful names like TopGunn and Barbara Moleko, the scene is set for a great summer party in the Gardens.
TopGunn has been releasing and producing underground music for years, but broke through in summer 2014 with the monster hit Kongens Have, which is still on everyone's lips. His debut album, came out in 2013, and the single 6 liter is the precursor to the next album from the bad boy of the dancehall – expected to land in 2015. TopGunn has previously played Tivoli as part of Offspring, but this is his first time on Plænen - the Open Air Stage. With hits like Tilbud and M.K.I.S.P.E.P.M.E.L.R.on the setlist, expect an entertaining evening.
After spending her formative years in Mozambique, South Africa and Vanløse, Barbara Moleko and her music are a beautiful blend of southern dust and northern cool. This is modern soul inspired by African jazz and Danish folk songs, with clear influences from the greats like Nina Simone, Erykah Badu and Ella Fitzgerald. This recipe has produced hits such as Dum For Dig and Helt min Egen, both of which went double platinum. Her involvement in the TV programme Toppen af Poppen also gave her a hit with her interpretation of the Tøsedrengene song Indianer. Moleko started the year with a sold out acoustic tour and is now ready to give full voice on Plænen - the Open Air Stage.
24 July at 22:00
31 July at 22:00
Scottish indie pop
Belle & Sebastian's bittersweet pop music has won them a worldwide following and made them the darlings of the critics. Fronted by Stuart Murdoch, the band have toured all over the world, won an honorary award for Outstanding Contribution to Music at the 2014 NME Awards, and in January 2015, they released their ninth studio album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. This last offering marks a change in the band's otherwise understated sound, including songs that call for dancing and partying, so there'll be plenty of opportunity to shake your hips and have fun. If we are to believe the band, the girls, at least, will want to dance!
07 August at 22:00
Good, clean family entertainment
In 2014, D-A-D celebrated their 30th anniversary with a triumphal procession that they called 30/30/30. They played 30 gigs in Danish clubs, 30 in foreign clubs and 30 festivals. They also released a double album containing 30 of the best tracks from their backlist, and to top it all off, they received an honorary award at the Danish Music Awards. This has made the iconic band even hungrier, and we are delighted that they are continuing their success at Tivoli, where you can enjoy listening to these four rockers performing classics new and old.
14 August at 22:00
Clubbing atmosphere on Plænen - the Open Air Stage
The stage is set for a nightclub under open skies when Kato takes to Plænen - the Open Air Stage with his explosive show of light, sound and electronics.
21 August at 22:00
Tina Dickow's latest album Whispers showcased a new side of the singer-songwriter. With simple production, the guitar at the forefront of the soundscape and her voice, which sounded deeper than ever, Whispers has been hailed by several reviewers as her best yet. She followed up the album with four concerts at the Falconer Salen. Tickets sold out in just a few hours as soon as they went on sale, a clear indication of her enormous popularity which also underlined her quality as a live artist. Tivoli is delighted to welcome Tina Dickow and her band back to Plænen - the Open Air Stage.
28 August at 22:00
Melancholy alternative pop
In 2014, Lars H.U.G.'s first Danish language album in 22 years, 10 Sekunders Stilhed was an excellent comeback. The album shot straight to the top of the charts, quickly went gold and achieved 6-star reviews. Lars H.U.G. is one of the most important artists in Danish pop culture. He is behind groundbreaking albums such as Kliché, has scored Søren Ulrik Thomsen's poems and covered Eurovision Song Contest winners, not to mention expanding the Danish-language pop music form with perennial hits like Elsker dig for evigt and Natsværmer. Lars H.U.G. and his idiosyncratic vocals are back on top form and ready to conquer Plænen - the Open Air Stage.
Since Panamah's breakthrough, they have scored chart hits, won prizes and played to sold-out audiences. With solid hit singles, they have established that edgy pop music is their sound. Singer Amalie Stender's sensual yet vulnerable vocals steal through Anders Christensen's heavy beats and Peter Lützen's guitar, and it's easy to hear why this combination is filling the dance floors.
04 September at 22:00
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11 September at 22:00
Ambitions were sky high from the outset for soul singer Coco O. and multi-instrumentalist and producer Robin Hannibal, who together form the duo Quadron. The first single Slippin from their self-titled debut album received great reviews, quickly became a solid hit and attracted attention across the music industry, including in the USA. Just six months after Quadron began releasing their music, it was being used in popular US TV serials and on film soundtracks, and prominent artists like Prince and Adele were declaring themselves fans. The long-awaited follow-up Avalanche arrived in 2013, containing hits such as Hey Love and Favorite Star, which you can enjoy dancing along to at Tivoli
18 September at 22:00
Free admission to all Friday Rock concerts and Tivoli in 2015
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