Artists 2018

//Artists 2018

3Hattrio (USA)

Music from the deserts of USA with elements of old-time and jazz plus Caribbean nuances. 3Hattrio serve up background music to their home area, near Zion National Park in southern Utah.

Annika Aakjær (DK)

Danish Annika Aakjær has many talents, but it is as a musician and actress she has made her name. Her latest – third – album, Lykkens Gang (Third Time Lucky) from 2016, had the critics reaching for superlatives.

Cóig (CAN)

The name means ‘five’ in Scots Gaelic, but now there are four. Four brilliant musicians from Cape Breton play traditional Scottish music in its eastern Canadian seaboard guise, winning prizes for their virtuosity.

Darlingside (USA)

Mellifluous harmonies and well-turned indie folk are what we expect from American band Darlingside, who appeared at Tønder Festival in 2017.

David Ramirez (USA)

From Austin, Texas, singer, songwriter and guitarist David Ramirez is well on his way to a thoroughgoing breakthrough. His fourth album We’re Not Going Anywhere from 2017 has brought him glowing reviews.

Ìmar (SCO, IRL)

Five seriously qualified musicians from Scotland and Ireland take a fresh look at particularly Irish traditional music. Ìmar excited their audiences at Tønder Festival in 2017 and are back in 2018.

Luke Winslow-King (USA)

Luke Winslow-King – guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter – is based in New Orleans. His musical fundament is blues and jazz.

Melissa Horn (SE)

Melissa Horn’s debut ten years ago, the album Långa Nätter, brought the then 23 year-old singer and songwriter a large audience.


“Falch has never been better,” was one critic’s comment on the Danish rock veteran. Constantly productive, Michael Falch tests new musical waters and songwriting boundaries.

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle (SCO/IRL/UK)

These three world stars of Scots and Irish music have played at Tønder Festival before, both together and in other constellations. At Tønder Festival 2018 they return with top flight tunes and songs.

Oysterband (UK)

2017 and 2018 are dedicated to Oysterband’s 40th anniversary tour. This will be their only Danish festival appearance in 2018.

Sharon Shannon (IRL)

Ireland has many musical feathers in her hat, and Sharon Shannon is one of the musicians who bear the international reputation of the Irish music tradition high.

Skerryvore (SCO)

The return of one of Scotland’s finest and most popular folk rock bands. Skerryvore played at Tønder Festival in 2014 and 2015, and there is every reason to anticipate more delights.

The Bros. Landreth / Joey Landreth (CAN)

During their visit to Tønder festival in 2015, they owned Tent 2 with a wicked concert. Now on their way back to Tønder with americana, blues and roots rock.

The Chair (SCO)

The Chair took Tønder Festival by storm in 2016, and it will be a great pleasure to experience these musical wild things once again in 2018.

The Secret Sisters (USA)

Sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers from Muscle Shoals in Alabama have won kudos for their harmony singing, which has been compared to The Everly Brothers.

Vishtèn (CAN)

For more than a decade, Vishtèn has been playing their own blend of new and traditional songs and instrumentals plucked from the French-speaking Acadian culture.

William Crighton (AU)

He comes well heralded, this Australian singer and songwriter, William Crighton. His debut album from 2016 was greeted with critical praise, as are his live performances.