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Festival Preview: Distortion 2017 Playlist, Tickets and Travel Packages

Distortion Festival

The annual music festival Distortion is about to put the spotlight on club music again, with hip-hop, electronic, and techno artists from around the world scheduled to perform at the Copenhagen-based event, which runs May 31-June 4 this year. Attracting more than 100,000 people of all ages last year, Distortion is known as a celebration of Copenhagen […]

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Playlist: Nordic Artists Playing SXSW 2017

Nordic Music at SXSW Music 2017

Time flies when you’re having fun constantly listening to Nordic music to share here on Nordic Spotlight! Suddenly it’s almost the start of South by Southwest Music again. Come March, we’ll be in Austin, Texas once again to cover the bands that hail from Northern Europe. This SXSW is different, though, for two reasons: 1) […]

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PREMIERE: Digvalley (NO) – Void EP

Digvalley - Void

The highly anticipated debut album from Digvalley is here, and it’s our favorite flavor of Nordic ear candy: sweet like love and salty like tears, with a full-strength cinematic aftertaste. We’ve shared the work of Norwegian Eirik Bøen Gravdal here before, the man behind Digvalley and one-half of the duo Snowfox Noisy, and we’re very pleased to stock […]

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Enjoy Our 5th Birthday Playlist and Party!

Nordic Spotlight's 5th Birthday Cake

IT’S OUR 5TH BIRTHDAY! We can hardly believe it, but it’s true…we turn half a decade young today, November 15. Being 5 years old is a giant milestone for a niche music website like us. A big deal, even. We’ve come a long way, baby! To celebrate, we’re having a Nordic music listening party at […]

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Kygo’s Cloud Nine Festival 2016 Album Playlist, Tickets and Travel Packages

Cloud Nine Festival 2016

In January of this year, Norwegian EDM superstar Kygo announced that he would hold the first-ever Cloud Nine Festival on his native soil on August 20th. Here’s what we’ve learned since then: it will be held at Bergenhus Fortress in Bergen, and Kygo will be the headlining act. That’s it. There have, to date, been […]

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Pstereo Festival 2016 Playlist, Tickets and Travel Packages

Pstereo 2016 Logo

Our regular readers will remember that we spent some time last year absorbing the sights and sound of Pstereo Festival, the Norwegian music event that brings thousands of people to Marinen on the banks of the Nidelva River each August. It remains to be seen if we’ll be heading that way next month but…boy do we […]

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Nordic Spotlight Monthly – Summer Festival Preview #2

Eivor-Slor-Faroe-Islands

A new episode of our podcast Nordic Spotlight Monthly is here! We’re continuing our look at music festivals featuring Nordic artists, with a highlight on those events happening in July like the G! Festival on the Faroe Islands, Lollapalooza, Sweden’s Into The Valley, and Trailerpark Fest in Copenhagen.  This month, we’re also adding a little […]

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Way Out West Festival 2016 Playlist, Tickets and Travel Packages

Way Out West logo

If we’re comparing the many summer music festivals of the world using the simple metric of musical diversity, I daresay that the 2016 edition of Way Out West is far ahead of the pack. This Gothenburg, Sweden festival, happening from August 11th through the 13th has a staggering range of artists arriving to play one of their […]

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Weekend Festival – Finland 2016 Playlist, Tickets and Travel Packages

Weekend Fest Sweden

Last week, we raved about the Weekend Festival going down next month in Sweden…but as you may or may not know, that is only small part of the WF empire. They’ve got events going on all over Europe and beyond this summer, including an event happening on August 5th and 6th in Helsinki, Finland! While […]

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Weekend Festival – Sweden 2016 Playlist, Tickets and Travel Packages

Weekend Fest Sweden

The universal musical languages of the world have become more vast and varied over the past few years thanks to the rise of the Internet but one constant has been the sound of electronic dance music. It’s the connecting tissue that has helped make international superstars of bedroom producers and household names of DJs. The […]

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