NORDEN Festival announces more highlights in the fourth wave of culture
Concerts from all over the European North
Liberian-born Finnish singer-songwriter Jesse Markin is one of the hottest names on the Finnish indie scene: his music is a unique blend of indie pop, hip-hop, soul, r'n'b and African folk. "I love music and I hope people can feel that," he says about himself.
From the forests of northern Sweden, a band of four guitar-wielding kids brings back a dance floor rock you haven't heard in a decade: Tribe Friday. Their first EP was released in August 2019 and went straight on tour across Europe and the US with rock legends Mando Diao.
Paula & Karol appeared on the Polish folk-pop stages a few years ago and conquered the country. Paula, Polish-Canadian sociologist, met Karol, Warsaw musician. Together they began writing music, playing concerts on street corners and in backyards, and quickly became pioneers of Poland's indie pop scene.
In 1997, Kim Jeppesen formed Powersolo as a one-man band. As Powersolo, he performs with an acoustic guitar and all sorts of homemade instruments - more as a joke than in earnest. That changes when, along with his little brother Bo, other members join: "Come out and see the sexiest, most attractive, loudest, sleaziest, and real-sounding rock 'n' roll band from anywhere near planet Earth," the band says of itself: "Every show is a festival!"
Norwegian multi-instrumentalist trio I See Rivers is known for enveloping audiences with its interwoven harmonies and distinctive Nordic indie sound. The Norwegian band will open the NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival on Aug. 27, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. on the Schleibühne stage.
Readings and stories from Schleswig-Holstein and the North
Born in Kiel, Mareike Krügel has already published three novels, writes and lives near Schleswig. In 2003, she was awarded the City of Hamburg's Förderpreis, and in 2006 she received the Friedrich Hebbel Prize. At the NORDEN Festival she will read from her new novel Schwestern (August 2020).
It is hard to imagine a NORDEN Festival without Oliver Lück. He lives in the land between the seas, in Schleswig-Holstein, and has worked as a journalist and photographer for over 20 years. He travels through Europe and collects stories from people who have stories to tell.
Street theater & artistry for big and small guests of the NORDEN Festival
From Lübeck comes the traveling magic theater of Mr. Tricknick. The tent of wonders lets the small and big guests dive into another time and forget the world around them for a moment.
Sylvain Patiron has been an important part of the Estonian cultural scene for many years and was inspired by European diversity for his current show "OULALA", which has already won two street theater awards. At NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival, he will offer workshops for young and old in addition to his show.
Open-air film screenings and short film program
Aquarela (DK/DE) will be the first open-air film: A documentary that uses special shooting techniques to make water the main character and lets it speak without saying much. Here images become personal experience.
With Lina Maly from Elmshorn, one of the most exciting and at the same time charming and down-to-earth musicians in German-language pop music will be playing at NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2021. With "Könnten Augen alles sehen" she is not simply releasing a second album. She also further establishes herself as a strong, independent artist, as a champion of the beauty of the imperfect and as an instance of sincerity in German pop music..
After intensive discussions with the city and the state and after weighing up the risks, we unfortunately have to inform you that we are not able to hold NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2020 under the current circumstances: With a heavy heart we have to cancel the festival for this year and postpone it to 26.08 to 12.09.2021.
Reaction of NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival to the decision of the Federal Government of 15.04.2020 and the press conference of the Government of Schleswig-Holstein of 16.04.2020