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Oysterband (UK)

Thursday 23 of August: Telt 1: 15:15
Music Programme 2018

Friday 24 of August: Open Air: 19:45
Music Programme 2018

Back in 1993, with their record Holy Bandits, Oysterband donned the mantle of English folk music, while other English and Irish bands like The Levellers, The Pogues and The Waterboys saw to the alternative music scenes of the day. Oysterband started in Kent as a dance band, beginning early on to experiment, sometimes controversially, with arrangements of traditional dance tunes. In 1989 the band released Ride, including their cover of New Order’s Love Vigilantes, which helped them break through to a wider audience. Next came Freedom and Rain, featuring famous folk singer June Tabor, and attracting attention in North America. Back in England, Oysterband’s faithful fan base was growing, informed by The F-Word newsletter about the band, with invitations to buy special releases.

In Danmark too, Oysterband won increasing attention and they frequently played at Danish festivals – prominently Tønder Festival – and music venues. In 2012 Oysterband and June Tabor played on the new Open Air stage at Tønder Festival. 2017 and 2018 are dedicated to Oysterband’s 40th anniversary tour. This will be their only Danish festival appearance in 2018.

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