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[MXD Networking @ SPOT] Meet Astronaut

Asbjørn Hæstrup

Once again this year, we are inviting several key international industry professionals to attend SPOT Festival. All of them will be joining us at the MXD Superball @ RADAR as part of the SPOT+ programme, but until the festival kicks off on May 4th, we will be bringing you brief introductions to them, including where they come from, what companies they work for, what bands they want to check out at Spot, and much more. We’re looking forward to seeing Jonas Widlund of Astronaut

Name: Jonas Widlund

Company: Astronaut

Title: Project Manager

Based in: Oslo, Norway

Can you tell us a bit about Astronaut?
Established in 2016, working mostly in artist management and consulting for artists and indie labels.

– and a bit about the acts you personally work with at this moment?
The past years i’ve been working closely as an artist manager for Over the Trees and Ludvig Moon.

When was the moment you decided you wanted to work with music?
At the age of 12 when I visited the EMI office in Oslo, and they gave me merch freebies!

What are your favorite Danish acts and who are you looking forward to seeing at Spot Festival this year?
Mew! I´ve also listened a lot to Lowly. At Spot I have my mind set on watching Masasolo and Milford. Some great songwriting and vibes going on for both there!

Best live show of your life, hands down?
I gotta say, Paramore puts on a hell of a show!