EARL SWEATSHIRT (US)
He began his career with macabre songs about rape and murder. Earl Sweatshirt was born in 1994 and is already in the making of his career’s second phase. After being hip hop collective Odd Future’s mysteriously absent member, the West Coast rapper has stepped onto the stage with the solo debut Doris.
Here, we meet a boy who instead of bloody shock effects transforms into one of alternative hip hop’s big, laid-back voices on top of an intentionally shabby beat.
Earl Sweatshirt prefers complex rhythms and technical brilliance over hit list potential and corny choruses. His misty hip hop has a big heart beating for the rap itself, the wordplay and the experimental beats.
Band schedule is ready in May
Roskilde Festival releases the time schedule in May, if everything works out at least somewhat according to plan.
We don’t do it until then to make the best schedule possible for our audience. When we, for various reasons, are forced to make changes late in the process, we have a better chance at putting together a programme that considers both the spreading of genres, the performer's touring plans and safety at the festival.