Tønder Festival: Yet More Music

26. April 2023

The 2023 Tønder Festival music programme is nearing completion. We are now announcing eight more bands and soloists from Denmark and abroad, among them Jim Lauderdale, Altan, Dustbowl Revival, Tejon Street Corner Thieves and Twang, as well as seven Folk Spot Denmark candidates.

Tønder Festival is presenting one of the major songwriters on the American country scene, Jim Lauderdale (photo), who has been performing since the 1970s, and whose songs have been recorded by a long list of well-known singers.

We announce the return of the American band Dustbowl Revival, with two previous Tønder Festival appearances to their credit. Another American band are coming to the Tønder Festival for the first time: the trash bluesgrass band Tejon Street Corner Thieves.

Traditional Irish folk music will have distinguished representation, in the two veteran groups Altan and Kíla. From England we have Roo Panes, an up-and-coming songwriter on the British folk scene.

We’ll have a newish group and a soloist from Denmark, the trio Twang, who twist the tail of the American folk music tradition, and the songwriter Kristian Bach, who won the 2022 folk music award Årets Helge (The Annual Helge, in memory of the late Helge Arildsø, a personality on the Danish folk scene, who died young in 2014.)

Seven names from the burgeoning grassroots of Danish and Nordic folk music will perform at this year’s Tønder Festival in Folk Spot Denmark, a cooperative showcase feature of the festival for many years now.

If you are considering buying a day ticket to the 2023 Tønder Festival, sales open at 10 a.m. on May 1st.


Tønder Festival 2023 – the sory so far:
Graham Nash (USA), Sarah Jarosz (USA), Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Country Band with special guest vocalist Lukas Graham (USA, DK), David Ramirez (USA), Aoife O’Donovan (USA), Jim Lauderdale (USA), Joachim Cooder (USA), Nickel Creek (USA), Liam Ó Maonlaí (IRL), Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle (ENG/SCO/IRL), Allan Olsen (DK), Sierra Ferrell (USA), The Dead South (CAN), The Unthanks (ENG), David Ritschard (SE), Ariel Posen (CAN), Sorten Muld (DK), Frankie Gavin & De Dannan (IRL), Emily Scott Robinson, Alisa Amador & Violet Bell (USA), Lawrence Maxwell (CAN), Jeremy Dutcher (CAN), Buffalo Nichols (USA), Israel Nash (USA), The Local Honeys (USA), Adyn Townes (CAN), Ross Ainslie, Ali Hutton & Owen Sinclair (SCO), The Mary Wallopers (IRL), Lisa O’Neill (IRL), Dustbowl Revival (USA), Altan (IRL), Kíla (IRL), Roo Panes (ENG), Tejon Street Corner Thieves (USA), Leftover Salmon (USA), Aysanabee (CAN), Niteworks (SCO), Shane Smith & The Saints (USA), Hackensaw Boys (USA), Mec Lir (SCO), Gnoss (SCO), Margo Cilker (USA), Joshua Ray Walker (USA), Kelsey Waldon (USA), Willie Stratton (CAN), Mallemuk (DK), Det Yderste Hav (DK), The Tarantino Twist Show (DK), Bjonko (DK), AySay (DK), William Torp (DK), Baby Did A Bad Thing (DK), FolkBALTICA Ensemblet (DK, D), Twang (DK), Kristian Bach (DK), Folk Spot Denmark (DK).

Tønder Festival 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th August 2023
Twitter: @tonderfestival


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Vestergade 80,
6270 Tønder
Denmark, Europe
Opening hours
Monday: closed.
Tue-Thu: 10 pm - 12 am
Wed-fri: closed.

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