One of the grand traditions at Tønder Festival is the Friday forenoon schools concert. Playing for the assembled crowds of pupils this year will be local duo Mallemuk, and the big youth orchestra FolkBALTICA Ensemble. Once again, Tønder Festival is inviting pupils from the country’s schools, and those south of the border, to a special schools concert on Friday forenoon at this year’s festival. The atmosphere will be electric when the two bands take the stage in front of 5000 pupils at the vast Open Air stage. As in other years, schoolchildren from all over Denmark and the north of Germany have the chance to participate in Tønder Festival. This year, we see the return of the FolkBALTICA Ensemble, a gathering of young Danish and German musical talents. This 50-strong ensemble of young musicians straddle frontiers, both geographical and musical, playing both traditional and contemporary folk music. Original, new Danish songs will be provided by the duo Mallemuk: Joakim Okkels on piano, accordion and vocal, and Michael Hornhaver, guitar and vocal. Both lads are from the Tønder area, and met at the High School in town. In 2020, they released their debut album Mallemuk. The concert costs the pupils nothing, and their schools provide transport to and from the festival. We take great pleasure in inviting so many music fans from the area’s schools to a forenoon feast of folk music. Please note that alcohol will not be served at the concert.