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Thanks for a terrific festival

(Above: Tami Neilson, Tønder Festival 2018. Photo: Nolightstudio)

Audiences piled in, and Tønder Festival earned its place yet again as the major Danish festival for folk and roots music.

Tønder Festival 2018 is over: a huge success, with 130 concerts and record-breaking ticket sales. The vast festival machine worked perfectly, and festival went without a hitch.

Partout Wristband sales reached 7599 this year – a nine percent gain on last year.

The Management are Happy
Tønder Festival’s management can look back on four intense days, and send thanks to festivalgoers, musicians and volunteers for a successful festival.

”Tønder Festival 2018 looks like a winner. We are content and grateful that we could announce on Thursday evening that weekend and one-day Saturday tickets were sold out. We have sold 832 more tickets than in 2017, mainly for the whole weekend. The music and the atmosphere have been wonderful and our volunteers have made sure that the audience and musicians have had a good time. A huge thank you to all who have contributed to the festival,” says Kirstine Uhrbrand, administrative director at Tønder Festival.

Monday evening party for the workers
After four hard festival days, the army of volunteers look forward to their party on Monday night. Here a number of the festival musicians will perform for the volunteers.

Tickets Sales Start Now
You can already buy your ticket for next year’s Tønder Festival. A number of ”early bird” tickets go on sale on Monday 27th August at 10.00a.m. on The first musicians are already booked for Tønder Festival 2019.

Treats in Store at Tønder Festival 2019:

Finbar Furey (IRL)
A man with several decades of Irish music-making behind him, Finbar Furey, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer, has been active on the Irish folk music scene since the 60s and is well-known for his appearances with The Fureys among others.

Chris Smither (USA)
Musicians such as Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris have recorded songs written by folk and blues songwriter and guitarist Chris Smither, who celebrated 50 years on the road in 2014, and appeared at Tønder Festival in 2015.

Jenn Grant (CAN)
Singer and songwriter Jenn Grant from Nova Scotia in Canada has won several awards, been nominated for more, and harvested critical garlands as a rising folk pop star.

Old Man Luedecke (CAN)
A prize-winning banjo player and songwriter, Old Man Luedecke from Nova Scotia in Canada is a modern poet and troubadour in the old-time and folk traditions. He has performed with, among others, Tim O’Brien.

Leslie Stevens (USA)
The Best Country Singer title on L. A. Weekly Magazine’s Best of L.A.: Music 2018 list, went to singer and songwriter Lesley Stevens, who has worked with Father John Misty and others.

Caitlin Canty (USA)
Caitlin Canty performed at Tønder Festival in 2016, both solo and alongside fellow songwriter Jeffrey Foucault. Rolling Stone Magazine included Caitlin Canty on their 2018 list of Ten New Country Artists You Need To Know.

The Tweed Project (ENG, SCO)
Members of The Tweed Project share a love of the folk music traditions of England and Scotland. Among the musicians are the duo Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, and Evan Carson of Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys.

James Keelaghan (CAN)
Music critic Dave Marsh called James Keelaghan Canada’s Finest Songwriter. The 58 year-old folk roots songwriter with a bent to social and historical topics has garnered major recognition both at home and abroad.

Tønder Festival 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th August 2019
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