Main Stage / Vrijdag, 13 juli 2012
We are excited to announce New Order as one of the first headliners for the Main Stage. Formed after the demise of Joy Division, New Order are one of the most critically acclaimed bands of our time and have influenced the music scene for years. Combining rock and pop with electronic and dance music, and the energy of underground clubs, New Order has consistently pushed the boundaries creating a unique sound to lift and inspire. With a string of hits under their belt including Blue Monday, the best selling 12” vinyl single of all time. New Order’s music never fails to get the party started and their performance on Friday 13th July is sure to a night to remember being their first time to play at the fortress.
Dragan Ambrozić, Main Stage manager:
Friday 13th July is the date when the audience in this part of the world will have the chance to attend, for the first time, the concert of one of the most important electro-pop groups of all time - the legendary New Order.
New Order is an English band whose fusion of electronic instruments, rock attitude and perfect melodies brought a real revolution in music, a revolution whose after effects are still felt. Their most celebrated single - "Blue Monday" - found itself high on world top charts every time it was published: originally in 1983, and rerun in 1988 and 1995. This song is one of the rare classic pop music which lasts longer than seven minutes, and her decisive influence on modern dance-pop and later the electronic club music scene, from techno to house, is acknowledged by everyone.
Having been made from the ashes of one of the most influential new-wave bands, the majestic Manchester Joy Division, after the suicide of the frontman and poet of an entire generation Ian Curtis in 1980, New Order gave themselves a hard task to push away from the long shadow of this unique personality. Until the mid eighties, after the unrelenting series of hit-singles, it was already clear that they have succeeded: inspired equally by Donn Sumber and Kraftwerk, as well as David bowie, New Order have been the biggest small band of Great Britain for years, a group of respected authors who made emotionally futuristic pop music.
Only during the transition to the nineties has their influence transformed into commercial value, and thei