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About Tønder Festival

A very special festival experience

At Tønder Festival, "handmade music" is at the center of folk, roots rock, country, blues, cajun, world and more.

The festival offers top-class international names – both the upcoming names that are on the rise, the style-creating songwriter legends and the authentic folk music.

Tønder Festival has a unique music profile, and the audience often experience international artists who give their only concerts in Tønder and do not play at other Danish festivals that summer.

The festival is known for being a "first mover" and dusting off new exciting names and presenting them as the first in the country.

Tønder Festival is not least known for its very special atmosphere, where musicians and audience are close to each other, and where large concerts go hand in hand with spontaneous jam sessions.

The atmosphere at the festival site is cozy and intimate and, in addition to the music, offers art, events, artist talks, food stalls, restaurants, bars and much more.

In connection with the festival, with the project 4+ there are plenty of experience opportunities and events with a focus on nature, history, culture, food, business and socializing in the days leading up to the festival.


  • Tønder Festival has existed since 1974 and is one of Northern Europe's largest and most important international festivals for folk and roots music.

  • The festival takes place every year on the last weekend in August.

  • The festival site is close to the center of Tønder town and has nine stages, from the large Open Air Stage to the small Jamtent.

  • Tønder Festival is organized by Tønder Festival Foundation and Tønder Festival Forening.

  • The festival has six full-time employees in the office and in music booking and more than 3,000 volunteers and helpers – including a management group and all year volunteers of approximately 250 people.

  • Tønder Festivals Venner Aps runs the venue Hagge's.

  • HRH Princess Marie is patron of Tønder Festival.


Sidste detaljer på plads i Tønder-programmet

Tønder Festival 2024 - Final Touches

In a little under two months, it's lift-off. Tønder Festival has filled in the artists involved in the popular Songwriters' Circle concert, seven Danish musicians playing at Folk Spot 2024, bands from Norway and Ireland and Radio Mars hosted by Alex Nyborg Madsen and Søren Rebbe.

Grand Anniversary Concert at Tønder Festival

Tønder Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary in style on Thursday evening with a special concert. On stage will be Jacob Dinesen, Poul Krebs, Jonah Blacksmith, Niels Hausgaard, Rikke Thomsen, Eleanor Shanley, Signe Svendsen and more.

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