What Just Happened: Northside Festival 2016

How does one compete with Roskilde Festival’sOrange Feeling?” Is is even possible? Not really, but Roskilde’s younger cousin Northside Festival is really giving it a run for its money. Maybe it was the hyggligt atmosphere, urine-dust-free site and endorphins after the two-day bikeride to Aarhus? Or maybe it was simply this year’s stellar lineup. Iggy Pop, Beach House, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Beck, Beach House, Flume, Jamie xx, Caribou. All one after the other. It was almost too good to be true. It was like the organisers had checked out my (yes, I know) and constructed a festival lineup just for me. Apart from the disappointing lack of female artists, the festival was amongst the best three days in my life. Oh music, sweet music!

Take a photo-tour of the festival highlights:


Av Av Av

Northside Festival - Av Av AV


Beach House

Northside Festival - Beach House



Northside Festival - Caribou


Duran Duran

Northside Festival - Duran Duran



Northside Festival - Flume


Iggy Pop



Jamie xx

Northside Festival - Jamie xx


Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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Northside Festival - Unknown Morta Orchestra


Velvet Volume

Northside Festival - Velvet Volume

Around the Festival


If you’re feeling brave and you like biking, plan your own cycle trip to Northside next year!

Did we miss your favorite act at Northside? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Freya McOmish

Freya McOmish is a co-founder and Creative Director at Scandinavia Standard. Half Danish, half Australian. Background in law, film and philosophy.