Danish festivals declare open battle versus Tinderbox

Posted by PP on 24/09/14

Roskilde Festival, Smukfest, Nibe Festival, and Jelling Musikfestival have decided on a collective aggressive response to the advent of Tinderbox Festival: drop the booking agencies associated with these festivals for a variety of reasons. The bureaus being dropped are the powerful global booking agency FKP Scorpio, the local Beatbox Booking, and Skandinavian Booking.


They are primarily afraid that because of these agencies' involvement behind Tinderbox Festival, there is knowledge sharing between the offers given by the other festivals and those deciding on the offers for Tinderbox bookings.


According to Anders Wahren of Roskilde Festival, they will from now on contact these artists directly instead, so not all of them will be excluded from being featured on their respective lineups.


Here at Rockfreaks.net we are skeptical of this approach because many artists on the rosters of the booking agencies are likely to have existing contracts in place preventing them doing just that.


Furthermore, this increases reliance on Live Nation particularly and to an extent also ICO Concerts for the big bookings, meaning they are unlikely to be able to negotiate a favourable deal with such a public announcement of exclusion by their competing agencies.


We've taken a look at the rosters and picked up a list of artists that are therefore unlikely to be seen at Roskilde Festival or the other three festivals. The list includes some heavyweight names within our coverage zone, so for an already questionable lineup from the rock fan's perspective, this decision is likely to thin out the offering further. Check it out below - and remember this list does not include the breadth of artists in other genres that will now also experience a thinning out in terms of offering:


NOTE: this list is based on the PUBLIC roster by the aforementioned agencies. Country-specific agreements may vary.


Alabama Shakes

Alkaline Trio

Anthony Green

Apocalyptica

Apologies, I Have None

Attack! Attack!

Band Of Horses

Baroness

Billy Talent

Blink 182

Bombay Bicycle Club

Broken Social Scene

Brody Dalle

Buckcherry

Cloud Nothings

D-A-D

Danko Jones

Dave Hause

Deaf Havana

Death Cab For Cutie

Death From Above 1979

Deathstars

Devin Townsend Project

Dillinger Escape Plan

Does It Offend You, Yeah?

Dragonforce

Dropkick Murphys

Dry The River

Escape The Fate

Evaline

Every Time I Die

Exit Music

Faith No More

Filter

Foo Fighters

Frank Turner

Garbage

Glasvegas

Helmet

Hoffmaestro

Howler

Interpol

Iron & Wine

J Mascis

James Blunt

Joyce Manor

Kaizers Orchestra

Karnivool

Kashmir

Kids In Glasshouses

Killing Joke

Klaxons

Kvelertak

La Dispute

Letlive

Like Torches

Live

Lower Than Atlantis

Make do And Mend

Manchester Orchestra

Melissa Auf Der Maur

Meshuggah

Mew

Mindless Self Indulgence

Minus The Bear

Mona

Monster Magnet

Mumford & Sons

Nephew

Never Shout Never

Omar Rodriguez Lopez

Passenger

Pixies

Placebo

Plain White T's

Primus

Pulled Apart By Horses

Pup

Rise Against

Riverboat Gamblers

Saxon

Scamp

Senses Fail

Sharks

Sick Puppies

Silversun Pickups

Skambankt

Skindred

Stiff Little Fingers

Story of The Year

Suede

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The 69 Eyes

The Afghan higs

The Answer

The Black Keys

The Blackout

The Dear Hunter

The Gaslight Anthem

The Get Up Kids

The Horrors

The Kooks

The Maine

The Mars Volta

The Rasmus

The Skints

The Stone Roses

The Subways

The Swellers

The Temper Trap

The Vaccines

The Wombats

Thrice

Thursday

Title Fight

Travis

Twin Atlantic

Two Door Cinema Club

UnderOATH

Veto

Vampire Weekend

Warpaint

We Are The In Crowd

We Are The Ocean

Wednesday 13

White Lung

Wilco

Within Temptation

Wolfmother

Woods

You Met At Six

Young Guns

Yeasayer

Zebrahead

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