Music Programme 2019
A major celebration is lined up in true Tønder Festival style in this tribute to a man who deserves all the cheers and applause. Niels Hausgaard, songwriter, satirist and polemicist, turns 75 in August 2019, and the occasion will be marked at this year’s Tønder Festival with the finest birthday concert imaginable. A cavalcade of musical colleagues will line up to pay homage to Niels Hausgaard: Signe Svendsen, Allan Olsen, Steffen Brandt, Marie Key, Laura Mo, Christian Alvad, Finbar Furey, Ian McCalman and Kjartan Arngrim. And Niels Hausgaard will be present in person, too. Huxi Bach will see to the continuity in professional style. Among the top Danish musicians who have made their mark here, Niels Hausgaard has appeared at every Tønder Festival since the 70s. His humour, poetry and music have been a major contribution, and he has paved the way for many younger musicians by introducing them to his audience.