Tønder Festival, in conjunction with the international bureau Signature Sounds, is offering live streaming concerts. The first concert will be given by American Chris Smither on 28th June at 9 p.m. Danish time.
Since Tønder Festival was cancelled, declarations of support have been flooding in from all sides. The Festival management now sees endorsement in our audience's ticket choices: 85% have decided to extend their 2020 tickets to Tønder Festival 2021.
Tønder Festival has received a steady stream of messages from wellwishers, sending encouragement and support. The management are working full time on the economics of Tønder Festival 2020, so they can start planning Tønder Festival 2021.
This year, Tønder Festival features musicians from a selection of minority cultures, among them Canadian Buffy Sainte-Marie, Welsh 9Bach and Hungarian Mónika Lakatos and The Gipsy Voices. Also, the popular Meschyia Lake from New Orleans will be back.
The programme for this year's Tønder Festival is taking shape, and eight more names have been added to the roster, among them the critics' darling, songwriter Mary Gauthier, blues hero Cedric Burnside, the Saint Sister duo and the popular Danish Leonard Cohen tribute show.
Update 3.2. 2020: Unfortunately Arlo Guthrie has cancelled his visit to Tønder. Seven names has been added til the festival - among them Irish Cara Dillon, Danish Claus Hempler and Canadian Del Barber.
The American songwriter John Prine has recovered and will appear at Tønder Festival 2020. Seven other musicians and bands have been added to the roster, among them Teitur, The Small Glories, Michael McGoldrick and Lars Lilholt Band.
Blues music moves in to next year's Tønder Festival. Quadruple Grammy winner and acoustic blues daddy, Keb’ Mo’, is on the bill. As is sensational Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton, along with four other big names.
The names of the first musicians booked for Tønder Festival 2020 have already been announced: Amythyst Kiah (USA), Blue Rose Code (SCO), Sean Rowe (USA), The Once (CAN), Mike Elrington (AUS), Mo Kenney (CAN) and Friel Sisters (SCO).