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Press release – Danish below

23 May 2022

Danish-Swedish singer-songwriter Emmelie de Forest will be performing on 27th August 2022 at Political Festival of Europe in Mariager

Political Festival of Europe will be held for the first time from 25th to 28th of August 2022 in Mariager, Northern Denmark. Here, visitors from all over Europe will gather to shape European democracy through exciting debates, workshops, hearings and alike. In addition to the political events, the Festival will also be a place to experience the diverse cultural life that the European continent has to offer.

With its roots in Mariager, Political Festival of Europe is proud to announce that Mariager-born singer-songwriter Emmelie de Forest will perform at the Festival on Saturday, 27 August 2022 at 14.00. Entrance to both the concert and the Festival is free.

Emmelie de Forest is a renowned singer and songwriter who has written many songs for herself and for other artists. Back in 2013, she received international recognition when she won the Eurovision Song Contest with her song Only Teardrops. After the victory, she travelled the world, had advertising campaigns in China, TV shows appearances and concerts throughout Europe as well as song writing in the United States. With the victory, Emmelie was also named European Of The Year in 2013 by the European Movement in Denmark. In addition to her artistic career, Emmelie is also an advocate for animal welfare, gender equality and fair rights within the music business.

The mission of Political Festival of Europe is very inspiring and I look forward to being a part of it. Democracy, dialogue, and togetherness have never been as crucial as now – and it’s important for all those who can, to contribute to democracy in any way they can. For me, the Festival is also a very unique opportunity to be able to meet and play for the whole of Europe and this, in the place that I grew up in.

Cultural experiences are a core part of Political Festival of Europe. The expected 10 000+ daily guests will namely be able to experience music, food, arts and crafts and other cultural celebrations from across the continent.

We are so happy to welcome Emmelie de Forest to Political Festival of Europe. Emmelie has shown great proactiveness to join the Festival and the local community is also very proud to see Emmelie live on stage. Right now, we are also in full swing of finalising the music programme, which we are excited to announce in the coming time.

Jane Grøn, Vice Chair for the Board and Stage Coordinator at Political Festival of Europe Tweet

Emmelie de Forest’s performance at Political Festival of Europe in Mariager is sponsored by Sparekassen Danmark.

At Sparekassen Danmark, we support countless purposes that bring our local communities to the forefront on a national level. Therefore, it is natural for us to financially contribute to Political Festival of Europe in Mariager, so that a local star like Emmelie de Forest can contribute to and highlight the Festival. And at the same time, we give locals the opportunity to have a musical experience with Emmelie de Forest - at home.

Jeanette Leth Neldorf, Branch Director at Sparekassen Danmark's branch in Mariager Tweet

Political Festival of Europe is an annual democracy festival that serves as a platform for democratic dialogue about the most pressing issues on the European agenda. On the side of political events, the Festival is also a place of festivities that celebrates the rich and diverse culture and heritage of Europe.

Follow the Festival’s progress and news on the different social media channels and through the monthly newsletter.

Torben Nørgaard – Media Coordinator, PFoE – +45 22 14 23 53

Stephanie Höglund – Communications Manager, PFoE – +45 31 41 24 29

Jeanette Leth Neldorf –  Branch Director at Sparekassen Danmark, Mariager – +45 96 57 54 94

 

Pressemeddelelse

23. maj 2022

Den dansk-svenske singer-songwriter Emmelie de Forest optræder den 27. august 2022 på Political Festival of Europe i Mariager

Political Festival of Europe afholdes for første gang fra den 25. til 28. august 2022 i Mariager. Her vil besøgende fra hele Europa samles for at diskutere europæisk demokrati gennem spændende debatter, workshops, høringer og lignende. Udover de politiske begivenheder vil Festivalen også være stedet for at opleve det mangfoldige kulturliv, som det europæiske kontinent har at bude på.

Med Emmelie de Forests rødder i Mariager er Political Festival of Europe stolt af at kunne annoncere, at den Mariager-fødte singer-songwriter Emmelie de Forest optræder på Festivalen lørdag den 27. august 2022 kl. 14.00. Der er gratis adgang, både til koncerten og Festivalen.

Emmelie de Forest er en kendt sangskriver og sangerinde, der har skrevet mange sange til sig selv, og til andre kunstnere. Tilbage i 2013 modtog hun international anerkendelse, da hun vandt Eurovision Song Contest med sin sang Only Teardrops. Efter sejren rejste hun verden rundt, havde reklamekampagner i Kina, tv-shows og koncerter i hele Europa samt arbejdede med sangskrivning i USA. Med sejren blev Emmelie også kåret som Årets Europæer i 2013 af Europabevægelsen i Danmark. Udover sin kunstneriske karriere er Emmelie også stor fortaler for dyrevelfærd, ligestilling og fair rettigheder indenfor musikbranchen.

Målet med Political Festival of Europe er meget inspirerende, og jeg ser frem til at være en del af Festivalen. Demokrati, dialog og sammenhold har aldrig været så afgørende som nu - og det er vigtigt at alle dem der kan bidrage til demokratiet får mulighed for det. For mig er Festivalen også en meget unik mulighed for at kunne mødes og spille for hele Europa på det sted, hvor jeg er vokset op.

Kulturelle oplevelser er en vigtig del af Political Festival of Europe. De forventede 10.000+ daglige gæster vil nemlig kunne opleve musik, mad, kunst og kunsthåndværk og andre kulturelle festligheder fra hele kontinentet.

Vi er så glade for at byde Emmelie de Forest velkommen til Political Festival of Europe. Emmelie har vist stor interesse for at være med på Festivalen, og lokalsamfundet er også meget stolte af at se Emmelie live på scenen. Lige nu er vi også i fuld gang med at færdiggøre musikprogrammet, som vi er spændte på at kunne annoncere i den kommende tid.

Jane Grøn, næstformand for bestyrelsen og scenekoordinator på Political Festival of Europe Tweet

Emmelie de Forest’s performance at Political Festival of Europe in Mariager is sponsored by Sparekassen Danmark.

I Sparekassen Danmark støtter vi utallige formål, som sætter vores lokalsamfund på landkortet. Derfor er det naturligt for os at bidrage økonomisk til Folkemødet i Mariager, så en lokal stjerne som Emmelie de Forest kommer til at profilere Folkemødet. Og samtidig giver vi lokalbefolkningen mulighed for at få en musikalsk oplevelse med Emmelie de Forest – på hjemmebane.

Jeanette Leth Neldorf, der er afdelingsdirektør i Sparekassen Danmarks afdeling i Mariager. Tweet

Political Festival of Europe/Det Europæiske Folkemøde er en årlig festival, der fejrer demokratiet og er platform for den demokratiske samtale. På Festivalen vil vi diskutere de mest presserende emner på den europæiske dagsorden. Udover de mange politiske events, vil Festivalen være et sted hvor deltagerne kan opleve musik, kultur, mad og drikke fra hele Europa.

Følg med i Folkemødets udvikling og nyheder på sociale medier og i det månedlige nyhedsbrev.

Torben Nørgaard – Medie Koordinator, PFoE – +45 22 14 23 53

Stephanie Höglund – Kommunikationsansvarlig, PFoE – +45 31 41 24 29

Jeanette Leth Neldorf, Afdelingsdirektør i Sparekassen Danmark, Mariager – +45 96 57 54 94

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