Flawless Summer Weather Marks FKP Scorpio’s Festival Summer

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78,000 attended Hurricane Festival across the Jun 16-18 weekend. (Picture by Casper Capadol)

FKP Scorpio is celebrating nine successful festivals, delivered across June in six countries in Europe.

Its flagship events in Germany, Hurricane and Southside (DE), delivered an unrivaled “twin festival extravaganza,” with headliners such as Billy Talent, Kraftklub, Peter Fox, Muse, Casper, Marteria, Die Ärzte, Placebo, and Queens of the Stone

Hurricane alone welcomed 78,000 attendees across the weekend, June 16-18, while Southside drew a crowd of 62,000. “Almost perfect weather conditions contributed to the overall success and enjoyment of both festivals,” FKP Scorpio wrote in a press release.

Sideways Festival, June 8-10, in Helsinki, Finland attracted 25,000 music lovers with a lineup that was led by Fever Ray, Phoenix, Interpol, and M83.

The constantly “sunny and pleasant” weather left visitors “delighted with their overall experience,” a press release from FKP Scorpio reads.

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The atmosphere at Syd for Solen in Denmark. (Picture by Mark Wilhart)

Syd for Solen, June 9-11, in Copenhagen, Denmark, made its mark on the music summer with a lineup that featured Bon Iver, Peggy Gou, The War on Drugs, and Iggy Pop. Noteworthy milestones included The Walkmen’s first shows in Europe in 10 years and Apex Twin’s first show in Denmark in 12 years.

FKP counted 26,889 in attendance across all three days. The festival was delivered by Danish agency smash!bang!pow!, which partnered with FKP Scorpio in 2018. Syd for Solen was also “blessed with impeccable weather conditions.

On the same weekend, Best Kept Secret in the Netherlands, produced by Friendly Fire, put on The Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin, Oscar & The Wolf, and many more, for an impressive daily crowd of 25,000.

Also on the weekend of June 9, Rosendal Garden Party in Stockholm, Sweden, celebrated its second edition “with resounding triumph,” according to FKP Scorpio.

39,000 across all three days came to see The War On Drugs, Thåström, Aphex Twin, who played his first-ever live show in Sweden, and many more.

Another relatively new event in FKP Scorpio’s portfolio is Belgium’s Live /s Live (BE), which celebrated its second edition June 24-25. Over 17,500 and 12,500 fans attended the festival on days one and two, respectively, as The War On Drugs, Grace Jones, dEUS, Balthazar, Suede, and many more took the stage.

Then there’s Indian Summer Festival in the Netherlands, a one-day event, which took place this year on June 29. Artists on the bill included The Opposites, Di-rect, and Maan, as well as a long list of diverse artists, who performed for 15,000 enthusiastic visitors.

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Die Toten Hosen at the premiere of Lido Sounds in Linz, Austria. (Picture by Cherie Hansson)

Lido Sounds in Austria is a brand new open-air festival in FKP’s roster of events. Promoted by subsidiary Arcadia Live it premiered June 16-18 in Linz, right in the heart of Austria.

The festival featured an illustrious lineup, including Florence + The Machine, Alt-J, Die Toten Hosen, Phoenix, Interpol, Arlo Parks, Ashnikko, Anna Calvi, Peter Fox, Cro, Sleaford Mods, and many more.

Linz is Austria’s third-largest city, and the “flawless summer weather” helped make it a joyous debut for 66,000 visitors. “This undeniable success has paved the way for an eagerly anticipated second edition in 2024,” FKP Scorpio wrote.

Closing out FKP’s festival summer was another Finnish event, Provinssi, taking place in Seinäjoki, June 29–July 1. The festival welcomed 70,000 visitors over
three days and boasted a lineup that featured The Chemical Brothers, Ghost, Gojira,
and The Architects as headliners.

The festival experienced a diverse range of weather conditions, including hot, cool, warm, and rainy weather, characteristic of the region.

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