More Music for Tønder Festival 2018

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More Music for Tønder Festival 2018

Tønder Festival has americana, blues, big band music and Scottish folk rock lined up for August 2018: The Lone Bellow, Colter Wall, Tide Lines, DR Big Band & Basco and an exclusive B. B. King Tribute concert.

This year’s Tønder Festival opens with a bang on Thursday 23rd August. Radio Denmark’s Big Band take the stage with one of Danish folk music’s flagship bands, the four-piece Basco. And that’s not all. Tønder Festival can now reveal a whole list of musicians recently added to the 2018 programme.

Unique urban blues
Danish Mike Andersen and his band are back at Tønder Festival with blues, soul and songs to move you. Mike Andersen will also be appearing in another role when he presents the music for the one-off tribute concert dedicated to the late American blues guitarist and singer B. B. King. A special band has been assembled for the event, and you have a treat in store with this array of fine soloists: Shaka & James Loveless, Thorbjørn Risager, Otis Grand and Henrik Freischlader.

Americana and Newcomers from Scotland
American The Lone Bellow, whose first Danish appearance was here at Tønder Festival, and who have since gleaned a wide following in this country, are returning. As are another of last year’s hits, Canadian Colter Wall, who has just given a concert in Copenhagen’s Vega venue, arranged by Tønder Festival. Canadians The Dead South will be here, as will country sensation Tami Neilson, who caused quite a stir at last year’s Tønder Festival. From Scotland we have the new, fast-rising band Tide Lines, who are well on their way to ascending the throne of Scottish highland folk rock.

Tønder Festival Opening
Tønder Festival will open on Thursday 23rd August at 12.30 with DR Big Band & Basco on the Open Air Stage. Admission to the opening event is free for everyone.


The 2018 Musicians – so far:
The Lone Bellow (USA), Colter Wall (CAN), B. B. King Tribute feat. Mike Andersen, Shaka & James Loveless, Otis Grand, Thorbjørn Risager, Henrik Freischlader samt band (DK, USA, D), Mike Andersen (DK), Oysterband (UK), David Ramirez (USA), Melissa Horn (SE), The Secret Sisters (USA), William Crighton (AU), Skerryvore (SCO), MICHAEL FALCH og DÈT BAND (DK), Cóig (CAN), 3Hattrio (USA), The Bros. Landreth (CAN), Joey Landreth (CAN), Sharon Shannon (IRL), Vishtén (CAN), Annika Aakjær (DK), Ímar (SCO/IRL), Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle (SCO/IRL/UK), The Chair (SCO), Luke Winslow-King (USA), Darlingside (USA), Anne Linnet (DK), Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys (UK), Caamp (USA), The Brother Brothers (USA), Tyler Childers (USA), Irish Mythen (IRL), Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys (CAN), Tide Lines (SCO), DR Big Band & Basco (DK), The Dead South (CAN), Tami Neilson (CAN/NZ).

Tønder Festival 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th August 2018
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(Photo: The Lone Bellow)