Family fun at the festival
Roskilde may be over, but the festival season has only just begun. There are exciting festivals taking place all over Denmark over the next two months – one of which is Vig Festival.
Vig Festival is taking place this coming weekend in the small town of Vig, which is located in northwestern Zealand in the council of Odsherred. The festival dates back to 1994 when Ebbe Olsen, a local barber, thought it would be a great idea to throw a concert featuring Kim Larsen at the local get-together spot. And so he did. The concert was a raging success, and in 1996 the annual concert became Vig Festival and has been growing ever since.
Vig Festival is no longer a single concert, but a big festival with equally big names. This year the line-up features some commercially successful bands as well as promising up-and-coming acts. Some of the most well-known artists include Rasmus Seebach, Nabiha, Nephew and Infernal. However, at a festival where there are so many different acts playing, most of the fun is about discovering new talents, so why not check out some lesser-known bands that are sure to entertain.
Ever since 1996, it has been a priority that the festival is family-friendly, and today it is one of the best, allowing parents to enjoy good music with their children, without having to compromise on safety or comfort. There’s an area dedicated specially to children, Viggo’s Børneland, where kids can experience various entertainment and participate in a world of activities. There’s even a stage just for the kids where kid-friendly artists will perform, and Postman Pat himself will even make an appearance. Also, make sure you take a stroll down Bodgade where all the stalls are situated and everyone should be able to find something to their liking, whether it’s band merchandise or some quality grub.
The festival camping site is well kept, but due to the festival’s popularity it’s good to book your tickets in advance. Camping tickets start at 350 kroner for tents, but prices are higher for campers and wigwams.
The Floor Is Made Of Lava
The Floor Is Made Of Lava, a rock band from Esbjerg, released their debut album, All Juice No Fruit, in 2007 and then Howl At The Moon in 2010. Since their debut they have been gaining a following and have been nominated for several awards, including the Gaffa Awards and Zulu Awards.
If you prefer something slightly softer than rock, why not check out Noah, a Danish duo who play premium pop. The band released their first single, ‘Alt Er Forbi’, in 2010, and in 2012, they released the hit single ‘Over Byen’ that was a hit both online and on Danish radio.
The charming Barbara Moleko – who grew up in Mozambique, South Africa and Vanløse – will be performing her new single, ‘Dum For Dig’, a catchy tune reminiscent of Amy Winehouse’s early work, which has been wildly popular on both radio and TV. Her music is a delicious concoction of soul, jazz and rhythmic pop and is sure to get the masses moving.
Vig, Odsherred; starts today (Thu July 11), ends Sat; festival pass: 1,175kr, one-day tickets: Thu 600kr, Fri & Sat 725kr; www.vigfestival.dk