Nibe Festival

Nibe festival is a festival place in Northern Jutland, it is near Denmarks 4th largest city Aalborg, and it is the 5th largest festival in Denmark, the location Skalskoven (Shellforest) have the audience capacity of 15000, and with 4000 vulonteers it is one of the festivals with highest volunteer to audience ratio.

The History

Foto: Allan Niss, FotoNiss.dk

Volbeat on Storscene Nibe Festival 2016
Foto: Allan Niss, FotoNiss.dk

The festival started on a field west of Nibe, where there used to be animal stock exchange back in year 1985 with merely 400 participants, back then and now the main part of artists are danish, but flavoured up with some bigger international name since 1990, names like Dr. Hook, Suzy Quatro, Offspring, Marina and the diamonds to this year House of Pain and Danish/American Volbeat have featured on the festival

In 1999 the festival arrived in there current place Skalskoven, with campground around the festival, there is a RV lux camp, to the east of the festival, to the north there is camp ground for tents and some smalle RV, to the south there is special camp ground for helpers, where alcohol is prohibited.

The City of Nibe
Nibe is an old town (estb. around the 1300) main industri was fishing especially herring, this was so popular that the king back in 1551 ordered special salters to have domicile in Nibe and deliver herring to the royal castles. The herring had it own special festival, Sildemarked (herring marked) on a few times  the herrings marked was part of Nibe festival, in 1994 it had the Guiness world records for longest herring dinnertable

The Mascot

Nibe festival mascot is a pig in overall and cap, the first mascot (1987) was a jellyman, but in 1994 after a restauration of Nibe Church, where there was a boar with an crossbow, Local artist Thorvald Odgaard came up with a lut playing pig, later the lut was changed to an electric guitar

The festival

The festival contains 4 stages, stor scene (large stage) reservatet(sanctuary) in the other end of the large stage, den lille fede(The chubby one) and blå scene (Blue stage) the festival runs for 4 days, and have roughly  around 100 koncerts

 

 

Volbeat p Nibe

Volbeat p Nibe

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Magtens Korridorer p Nibe

Magtens Korridorer p Nibe

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Born in 1971, worked with Photo from the age of 12, been concert photograph for the last 14 years been a photograph on Smukfest and last 4 years on Spot Festival.
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