THE SHINS (US)
Thursday 05.07.12 - 18:00 - Arena
It's been five years since The Shins last played at Roskilde Festival. In 2012, James Mercer's band rises again with new band members – and probably with a few tricks from Broken Bells, Mercer's collaboration with Danger Mouse.
The Shins play sunshine-filled guitar pop with gilt-edged tunes, a little eccentricity and self-destructive attitude. At the same time, the band's new incarnation seems more comfortable in the stadium spotlight than before.
The Shins are not just an underground band that has overtaken many mainstream bands. The American band is also an educational acquaintance for older festival-goers who think that no one writes songs like Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson nowadays.
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.