Roskilde Festival announces full 2014 line-up
The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Outkast and Damon Albarn, Drake, Stevie Wonder, Manu Chao La Ventura and Deftones are among the almost 160 acts from more than 30 different countries confirmed for Roskilde Festival.
Roskilde Festival in Denmark is now ready with the full line-up – and thus ready to challenge and spoil all music lovers with a line-up of leading artists in the field of alternative rock, hip hop, electronic, world and metal – and especially the artists who cross genres and explores new territories.
Legends and giants side by side
A new headliner announced today is 27-year-old Canadian rapper Drake who has more than 14 million followers on Twitter and belongs in hip hop's major league.
In 2014, he joins a line-up featuring other legends and giants like The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Damon Albarn, Stevie Wonder, Arto Lindsay, Carcass, Outkast and the mythological Les Ambassadeurs feat. Salif Keita, Amadou Bagayoko and Cheick Tidiane Seck.
While the rock acts seems ever vital with artists like Deftones, Kasabian, Mogwai, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Interpol and Skambankt, a notable selection of rappers are present with Pusha T, Chance The Rapper and Earl Sweatshirt.
With Outkast, Major Lazer and Trentemøller performing shows on main stage Orange Stage, Roskilde Festival continues a tradition of spreading hip hop and the many branches of electronic music to the larger crowds.
The stars of tomorrow
For music fans chasing the stars of tomorrow, Roskilde Festival promises a line-up of artists who push the genres and challenge the audience's expectations.
Names like A$AP Ferg, Connan Mockasin, Darkside, Fendika, Future Islands, Future of the Left, Haim, Hookworms, The Horrors, Kelela, Sleigh Bells, The Men and Warpaint are artists who will undoubtedly resonate for years to come.
Roskilde Festival’s head of programme Anders Wahren says:
"With artists like Drake and Stevie Wonder, Manu Chao and Deftones confirmed, we are finally ready for this year’s festival. We’re excited about giants like The Rolling Stones and Arctic Monkeys on our stages, and we’re confident that our full line-up can challenge and electrify all the music lovers who love to explore new names and impressions at Roskilde Festival, whether they are into metal, alternative rock, electronic music, hip hop or anything in between.”
More about the music
- Approximately 160 artists will perform on the seven stages in 2014.
- The stages are called Rising, Apollo, Avalon, Orange Stage, Gloria and Arena. Read about the stage profiles, design and capacity here.
- Over the years, the festival has presented names such as Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys , Beastie Boys, Björk , Black Sabbath , David Bowie, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds , Coldplay, The Cure , Daft Punk , Bob Dylan, Faith No More , Foo Fighters, Gorillaz , Iron Maiden , Jay -Z, Paul Kalkbrenner , Kraftwerk , Metallica , MIA , Muse, My Bloody Valentine, Nirvana , PJ Harvey, Prince, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine , Rammstein , Red Hot Chili Peppers , Rihanna, Ravi Shankar , Slayer , Slipknot , Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Strokes , Tiësto , U2 , Kanye West, Jack White , The White Stripes and Neil Young.
- Artists alway play minimum one-hour sets on the smaller stages and often 90-minutes sets on the biggest stages, and sound, light and visuals at Roskilde Festival are often integrated part of the experience. Roskilde Festival is famous for its enthuastic audience which often makes a show here an unforgettable experience for the artists.