Glastonbury Festival is coming up this week, and we’ve put together the perfect guide for you to make sure you don’t miss any of the Nordic acts playing the festival!
The roster includes loads of great music, including the likes of Nina Persson, Elliphant and Lykke Li, so there’s plenty to treat your ears to!
Between Wednesday the 25th and Sunday the 29th June, thousands and thousands of people will make the pilgrimage to Worthy Farm in Somerset where Glastonbury Festival is to be held. One of the largest festivals in Europe, this year’s edition of the event will include gigs with Arcade Fire, Lana Del Rey and the Black Keys to name just a few of the headliners, along with a huge number of other performers, activities and events that will make sure festival goers are kept occupied during the event.
Among the megastars and obscure DJs, a number of the Nordic region’s finest acts are set to play the festival, so we’ve compiled a handy guide of everyone set to play so you can make sure you don’t miss anyone out! The event is (obviously) sold out already, so we hope you grabbed your tickets early on – if you did, make sure to check out each of the below artists, and have a fantastic festival.
Wed 25th/Thurs 26th June – Elliphant, La Pussy Parlure Nouveau stage, 01.15
For fans of Nordic artists, Sweden’s Elliphant is the first act to catch! Technically, she will perform on Thursday morning, but we’re pretty sure you’ll have already been rocking out for quite a while by then, so make sure to make a final stop at La Pussy Parlure Nouveau in order to end your first Glastonbury night with some heavy-duty electronica before wandering away to the camping site!
Fri 27th June – All We Are, Park stage, 11.30 am.
Good morning! Friday’s breakfast (or brunch) is some subtle yet catchy indie rock served by Liverpool-based All We Are, 1/3 Norwegian. Let this be the perfect starter for a day full of first –class Nordic music!
Fri 27th June – Kölsch, Wow! Stage, 18.00
Danish house and techno DJ Kölsch will make sure you’re warmed up and ready to go, as he’s playing the Wow! Stage to kick off the friday night festivities. Kölsch will release a new EP in just a few days, so it’s most likely you’ll get a taste of some of the new, good stuff!
Fri 27th June – MØ, La Pussy Parlure Nouveau stage, 21.00
Most of the Nordic action at Glastonbury takes place on the La Pussy Parlure Nouveau stage, and Denmark’s MØ is the second artists to take to this particular setting. Freshly arrived from the States and with a brand new video out, she’s ready to make the audience stamp up some dust (or mud) on the Somerset fields. If this is, for some reason, too much you, you might just take a walk over to the John Peel stage…
Fri 27th June – Lykke Li, John Peel stage, 21.15
… where Lykke Li will be performing! As a stop on her ‘I Never Learn’ tour, Lykke is paying a visit to Glastonbury festival – coolness and a great performance guaranteed!
Sat 28th June – Nina Persson, Park stage, 15.30
Sweden’s Nina Persson will play the Park stage at 15.30. Having released her debut solo album Animal Heart earlier this year, Nina is set to play a handful of concerts over the summer, including Sweden’s Bråvalla and Helsinki’s Flow Festival!
Sat 28th June – Bernhoft, La Pussy Parlure Nouveau stage 18.30 & Rabbit Hole stage 21.00
It’s back to the Pussy Parlure Nouveau, to check out Bernhoft from Norway. This New York-based multi-instrumentalist and effects magician is sure to get your feet stamping and put smile on your face, and it’s totally OK to catch both shows.
Sat 28th June – Little Dragon, John Peel 19.45 & DJ set, Sun 29th La Pussy Parlure Nouveau stage, 01.45
Sweden’s Little Dragon seem to be around in all the right places just now, and one of those places is the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury. High class electronic pop, fronted by the immensely charismatic Yukimi herself, just can’t go wrong. Don’t forget to catch the DJ set on Sunday at the Pussy Parlure Nouveau Stage, when Little Dragon will be in charge of spinning the discs with their favourite tunes!
Sat 28th June – Emiliana Torrini, Avalon Stage 21.45
The Nordic trail at Glastonbury ends with Iceland’s Emiliana Torrini at the Avalon stage. A perfect ending by a perfect artist.
Gigs coming up in July:
Wed 2nd July – Mapei, Cargo, London – Tickets
Wed 2nd July –Nabiha, Frida Sundemo, 1987, Kopparberg Urban Forest, London – Free
Thurs 3rd July – Project Fresh Socks, Kopparberg Urban Forest, London – Free
Weds 9th July – Karin Park, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London – Tickets
Sat 12th July – Agnes Obel, Somerset House, London – Tickets
Weds 16th July – Emilie Nicolas, The Lexington, London – Tickets
Thurs 17th July – Sun 20th July –Latitude Festival with Agnes Obel, Ásgeir, Broken Twin, Elliphant, Emilie Nicolas, Lykke Li, First Aid Kit, Robyn & Röyksopp, Seinabo Sey, Southwold – Tickets