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Tønder Festival Programme Complete

28th May 2024

Treats in store for you include Jim Lauderdale & The Game Changers, The Wood Brothers, Jeffrey Martin and Niels Hausgaard. Plus: Guldimund plays at the time-honoured schools concert during the festival.

Several Danish daily papers have already crowned this year's Tønder Festival programme with five star reviews. And that was even before the programme was rounded off. Now the last contracts are signed, the final names are on the poster, and there is good news from home and abroad.
American roots music has distinguished representatives in the form of the Wood Brothers trio, who delighted Tønder audiences last time they were here. The same can be said of songwriter Jim Lauderdale, who is returning, this time bringing his band, The Game Changers. Songwriter Jeffrey Martin, too, can look back on previous successes at Tønder Festival, where he appeared in 2022.
The grand youth orchestra, the FolkBALTICA Ensemble, with musicians from the Dano-German borderlands, has regular slots at Tønder Festival. They play their own concert, and they give a huge schools concert, where around 5000 pupils are invited to Tønder Festival. An exciting special bonus awaits these young festival guests, as the popular Danish singer and songwriter Guldimund with band will perform at the schools concert.
Will Hausgaard be here? Yes. Of course he will. Niels Hausgaard, who turns 80 at the end of August this year, has appeared at Tønder Festival almost every year since the sixth. So it is  natural he's here for the festival's 50th anniversary.
Two younger, prize-winning Danish musicians will also be here: Justine Boesen, winner of this year's Catapult prize, and Sylfide, who took two Danish Music Awards Roots awards in 2022.
Among other gems at this year's Tønder Festival are morning sing-alongs with the Kunsten at glædes i kor (The Joy of Singing Together) project, the up-coming talent concerts showcasing Danish and Nordic musicians under the aegis of musicians' initiative Folk Spot, the two popular songwriter concerts, Women’s Circle and Gentlemen’s Circle, interviews and chats with musicians by Henrik Queitsch & Klaus Lynggaard, Gaffa Talks and Jydske Vestkysten Talks and a massive jubilee concert in Tent 1. More about this later.

(Photo: The Wood Brothers, credit Shervin Lainez)

Tønder Festival 2024:
Rickie Lee Jones (USA), Rodney Crowell (USA), Skerryvore (SCO), Brent Cobb (USA), Asleep At The Wheel (USA), The Bros. Landreth (CAN), The Wood Brothers, (USA), Jim Lauderdale & The Game Changers (USA), Niels Hausgaard (DK), David Ritschard (SE), Vincent Neil Emerson (USA), Capercaillie (SCO), Katie Pruitt (USA), True Heart Troubadours: Tim O’Brien med Jan Fabricius og Mary Gauthier med Jaimee Harris (USA), Leftover Salmon (USA), Albin Lee Meldau (SE), Melissa Horn (SE), Dan Sultan (AUS), Elephant Sessions (SCO), Hush (DK), Jacob Dinesen (DK), Jonah Blacksmith (DK), Jake Vaadeland (CAN), The Hello Darlins (CAN), Xabi Aburruzaga (EUS), Folkeklubben (DK), S.G. Goodman (USA), Julie Fowlis (SCO), Foy Vance (UK), Sivert Høyem (NO), Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester feat. Bjørn Eidsvåg (NO, DK), Kassi Valazza (USA), Elles Bailey (ENG), Hans Theessink & Blue Groove (NL, USA, UK, GRN), Phosphorescent (USA), Fara (SCO), Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors (USA), The McCrary Sisters (USA), Jon Muq (EAU/USA), Kinnaris Quintet (SCO), Skipinnish (SCO), Kellie Loder (CAN), Peatbog Faeries (SCO), Big Bike Orchestra (PL), Sebastian Wolff (DK), Jeffrey Martin (USA), FolkBALTICA Ensemblet (DE, DK), Justine Boesen (DK), Sylfide (DK), Kunsten at glædes i kor (DK), Skolekoncert 2024: Guldimund med band samt FolkBALTICA Ensemblet (DK, DE), Folk Spot 2024 (DK).

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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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