After a COVID-19 Denmark countrywide enforced two-year break, the new rock festival Cannonball will be held on 4 September 2021 in Naestved, in what will likely be the largest outdoor festival in Scandinavia this year.
The capacity for this year’s festival will be 5,000, with the possibility to expand this to 20,000+ in the future. D-A-D will headline, with supporting performances from Bonafide (SE), VA Rocks (SE), Grumpynators, Soren Andersen, The Courettes, Lucer, Columbian Neckties, Junkyard Drive and Timechild.
A rock and freedom party
The festival has been organised by Michael H. Andersen, Frederik Schnoor and Erling Daell. Daell told MetalTalk, “The last year and a half has been pretty sad. Few small concerts and festivals with a lot of events banned, much against the basic idea of music. A few weeks ago, when I was asked by my friends Michael and Frederik if we should do a rock and freedom party, I did not think for two seconds about it. Of course, we should.
“They are both passionate about the juices and power of rock and are skilled, seasoned rock entrepreneurs. Cannonball was the result of many good beers and talks. We have made the festival according to the motto, ‘The big rock and liberation party with the accelerator at the bottom and zero restrictions.’ It will be cannon fat in Næstved on 4 September.”
The trio has all been involved heavily in music over the years as musicians, festival organizers, record company owners and entrepreneurs in the music world, and the festival name comes from the idea of rock cannon blast representing their love of rock from the ’70s to the present day.
The trio says, “To be completely honest, we’re three eccentrics with a penchant for rock ‘n’ roll, nostalgia and partying, and that’s why this seventies, comic-strip-like approach to the poster and the whole festival just hangs together. Cannonball is created by rock fans for rock fans.”
Tickets are available from billetto.dk/e/cannonball-billetter-543288
Daily ticket: 599 kr
Daily ticket + Shirt: 699 kr
VIP ticket ( Daily ticket + Shirt + 10 draft beer): 999 kr
A round trip bus trip from KBH is available on the day for DKK 150