4 new artists confirmed for Open'er 2021!
A$AP Rocky, Martin Garrix, Michael Kiwanuka and Yungblud confirmed their performances at Open’er Festival 2021. Regular Tickets for next year's edition of the festival are already on sale.
Rakim Mayers began his career as a teenager. In 2007, he joined the famous New York collective A$AP Mob. The debut mixtape Live. Love. A$AP was released in 2011, and the next two albums Long. Live. A$AP (2011) and At. Long. Last. A$AP (2015) debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. His last album was one of the most important rap records of 2018. ‘Testing’ won the critics and fans, gaining the opinion of the most mature work in Flacko's discography. The nearly hourly album is not full of guests, but those who appear on it - Moby, Frank Ocean, FKA Twigs or Skepta - found themselves perfectly in the company of the main character..
Martin Garrix achieved his first spectacular success at the age of 17 with a single "Animals". Within a few weeks, the record made a Dutch DJ a global star, and the video for the song has now been viewed over 1.3 billion times. However, counted in hundreds of millions of streams and the first places on the charts sealed his status as an EDM icon. His live sets explain the strength of his success – youth, music, unpretentiousness, contact with the audience and an unreliable visual show. In 2018 the BYLAW EP was released, which hit the TOP 20 Best Dance Albums in the US with single series including “Summer Days” featured by Macklemore and Patrick Stump. Martin Garrix will perform at Open’er Festival on July 2.
Since 2012 and the debut album ‘Home Again’ Michael Kiwanuka began to be one of the most important artist of British indie rock and folk. In 2016 he released Love & Hate and HBO miniseries Big Little Lies picked up that album’s “Cold Little Heart” as its theme song, which contributed to the growth of his career. When creating the latest album simply entitled Kiwanuka, he finally felt himself. ‘When I first signed a record deal, people would ask me, ‘So what are you going to be called?’. And I never thought of that; calling myself Johnny Thunders or whatever, like singers from the past. So, on this album it’s kind of a defiant thing; I’m engaging with who I am and I’m not going to have an alter ego, or become Sasha Fierce or Ziggy Stardust, even though everyone's telling me I need to be this, that or the other. I can just be Michael Kiwanuka’ he said. Michael Kiwanuka will perform at Open’er Festival on July 2.
Dominic Richard Harrison, known as YOUNGBLUD, broke into the music scene like a firecracker. His debut album "21st Century Liability" instantly gave him international recognition and his characteristic, inspired by rock and hip-hop style brought him legions of admirers. It was the bond that formed between the artist and his listeners that became the basis for last year's EP "The Underrated Youth". He said: “My fans are constantly telling me about the incredible things they’ve gone through, like coming out to their parents or transitioning to another gender. With every day, every gig, every DM, it’s become less and less about me and more about this whole collective of people coming together to fight for what we believe in.”