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Fanø Free Folk Festival #9

20. jul 2018 kl 14:00 - 22. jul 2018 kl 22:00

Fanø Free Folk Festival is back with 3 days of experimental folk music on the wonderful island of Fanø. The 9th edition of the festival will take place 20-22 July 2018. Tickets are now on sale (early bird tickets are SOLD OUT). Find your tickets here:

We are thrilled to announce the first batch of names for the line-up. It looks like it’s going to be a glorious weekend!

Lau Nau (FI)

The Finnish psych folk musician Lau Nau has long been on our list of wishes for Santa Claus. And this year we get our wish granted! Lau Nau is part of the family tree of great artists from Fonal Records and has just released her 5th album, the wonderful “Poseidon”. Lau Nau is also a composer of film music, and indeed her music has a cinematic quality to it, which we are sure will mesmerize the audience on Fanø.

Emmanuelle Parrenin (FR)

We’re truly honoured to have the French folk legend Emmanuelle Parrenin perform at Fanø Free Folk Festival. 40 years ago she recorded the haunting masterpiece “Maison Rose”, which has just been reissued in 2017. It’s music with an almost otherworldly quality and might be seen as a French equivalent to artists such as Vashti Bunyan and Nico. Yet, Parrenin inhabits a world entirely on her own with her French lyrics and rich sonic layers of instruments such as harp and hurdy-gurdy. Recently Parrenin has started to tour again and we’re excited about her appearance on Fanø.

Fru Skagerrak (SE/NO/DK)

Join us on a trip through the rich heritage of Scandinavian folk music with the trio Fru Skagerrak. The trio consists of three excellent musicians hailing from three different countries: Maja Kjær Jacobsen (Denmark), Elise Wessel Hildrum (Norway) and Anna Lindblad (Sweden). With sparse arrangements and a lively energy the trio explores a shared heritage, bringing together diverse traditions and songs in several languages. Fru Skagerrak was born on Tønder Festival in 2011 and has since toured around the world – to critical acclaim. Nordic folk music at it’s finest.

Western Skies Motel (DK)

The music of Danish project Western Skies Motel seems equally inspired by the American guitar primitivism of artists such as John Fahey and ambient soundscapes. The combination of open guitar tunings and eerie tape loops creates images of desolate American landscapes, as it can be heard on the brilliant album “Settles” (2016), which received international acclaim with sites such as Drowned in Sound mentioning it as one of the best ambient albums of that year.


Equipped with two guitars, a vast array of effect pedals, drum machines and synth modules, the Aarhus-based duo ZRN has shaped a signature sound which is a delicate and tender waltz between sheer noise and beautiful, droned-out smouldering soundscapes. Originally founded as a more experimental and improvised side-project to the band Tales of Murder and Dust, the duo has continued to explore paths of dark and ambient textures with a feminist agenda, as it can be heard on their latest record, “Swim EP” (2017).

More acts will be announced early 2018.


Buy your festival ticket here:

Only partout tickets for the entire weekend will be sold in advance.

Partout ticket: 400 dkk + ticket fee
Early bird ticket: 300 dkk + ticket fee (very limited number for sale till 24. December 2017!) – SOLD OUT


Note that accomodation is not included in the festival ticket!

There are several accomodation possibilities around. We recommend Camping Klitten, which is also in walking distance to the festival and the village and with very reasonable prices:

For further options we recommend the tourist agency of Fanø, which can help with B&B options, hotels and more:


It’s possible to buy lovely, homemade meals for very reasonable prices friday, saturday and sunday. Also you can buy various snacks and of course a good selection of drinks. Don’t forget to taste the wonderful beer from Fanø Bryghus, which will be sold. Since the festival is in the heart of Sønderho, there are plenty of chances to try some of the local places, where you can also buy food and drinks.


Fancy becoming a part of the glorious FFFF-volunteer team? We need hands to help with various practical work such as working in the bar, in the kitchen etc. Please contact for more info.


For line-up, info and updates, please visit and For further questions, please contact


If you want to play at Fanø Free Folk Festival write us at Please don’t write us here on Facebook with booking requests!

Fanø Free Folk Festival is supported by Statens Kunstfond, PULS, Fanø Brugsforening, Fanø Bryghus, Camping Klitten and Sol & Strand.



20. jul 2018 kl 14:00
22. jul 2018 kl 22:00
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Fanø Free Folk Festival
Gammel byvej 8
Sønderho, 6720 Denmark

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