THE NATIONAL (US)
Saturday 06.07.13 - 19:30 - Orange
When The National did Roskilde Festival in 2007, their emotional and mournful rock was still a well-kept secret among the chosen few. Their stock kept going up after this concert and a mutual, loving relationship between Denmark and the Brooklyn-based band emerged.
In 2013 they take Roskilde Festival with a brand new record, Trouble Will Find Me, in their backpack – several prior works, like Boxer and Alligator, are already considered contemporary classics.
The National know how to depict modern life at its most despairing. Baritone Matt Berninger is a lyricist and singer who bears comparison to the likes of Leonard Cohen and Morrissey.
Label: 4AD / Playground
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.