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Written on: 19.04.2013 03:59
Classic rock dude!
Posts: 2493
I agree about the headliners. Really weak lineup on the top of the list. Sigur Ros, The National and Volbeat should not be headliners in my opinion.

It is the amount of quality rock that makes this lineup good so far icon_cool.gif
Written on: 19.04.2013 04:28
Wallu
Posts: 636
Still much too early to say what I think. Lacking a bit on the top maybe, though Suicidal Tendencies, Henry Rollins and Bobby Womack all were really great additions. The small letter bands seem very interesting as always, but have to dig into them closer.
Written on: 19.04.2013 06:55
Thorbjørn
Posts: 100
Bit disappointed with the poster release. Was hoping for a few more bands. Happy to see James Blake and Flume on the line-up and interested in seeing the INGRID show - lots of awesome bands in there. Luckily there have been plenty of great additions prior to the poster release. So overall I'm very happy with the lineup.

It doesn't look like there are any massive headliners. QotSA, Rihanna, Kraftwerk and Slipknot are all pretty big, but their combined cost is probably still in the region of what Bruce Springsteen and Prince cost in last year and in 2010. And with bands like The National, Sigur Ros and Volbeat taking up the last 3 headline spots, there should be leftover money in the budget. I'm thinking we'll see a pretty big headliner added in a month or so.
Written on: 19.04.2013 07:10
cup of coffee
Posts: 96
This is worst line up ever! There's not a single band I really must have to see.

This is gonna be a big beer drinking festival. That's my main thing to do there this year.
Written on: 19.04.2013 07:31
Mikkel Hylleberg Sørensen
Posts: 39
When Ensiferum was anounced I really couldnt believe it! but when I saw the final poster it was a fact. They are coming! It is so awesome! My first priority right now ! icon_smile.gif and Airbourne and BRMC is also just awesome! It's my first time at Roskilde and I simply cannot wait! icon_smile.gif yeaaaaaaaaaah!
Written on: 19.04.2013 07:49
weiss
Posts: 1261
Those of you who are bitching about Volbeat being a headliner here is the arguments:

- http://gaffa.dk/nyhed/71601
- http://www.hellfest.fr/artistes
- headlining Wacken 2012

Volbeat is a major international hard rock/metal act. How on earth can ANY be surprised of Volbeat being a headliner on Roskilde? I would have been surprised if they weren't headlining.

And for my own personal taste this year - I guess these must-see bands says it all:

Slipknot
Kreator
Ensiferum
Airbourne
Hatebreed
Goatwhore
Anaal Nathrakh
Volbeat
Queens Of The Stoneage
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Sword
Uncle Acid and the deadbeats
Kvelertak
Overthrow
Baby in Vain
Solbrud
Suicidal Tendencies
Tyranny
Talbot
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Turbonegro

Top-class hard rock/metal-program this year! Finaly!




[This article was edited 1 times, at last 19.04.2013 at 07:49.]
Written on: 19.04.2013 07:53
weiss
Posts: 1261
Mikkel Hylleberg Sørensen wrote:

When Ensiferum was anounced I really couldnt believe it! but when I saw the final poster it was a fact. They are coming! It is so awesome! My first priority right now ! icon_smile.gif and Airbourne and BRMC is also just awesome! It's my first time at Roskilde and I simply cannot wait! icon_smile.gif yeaaaaaaaaaah!


Sounds awesome mate! Ensi is also one of my first priorities!
Written on: 19.04.2013 08:35
Jackster
Posts: 61
Dissapointing. No headliners revelaed in poster release, means no response to the expectation, and then subliners added quite weak. Of course the line up is full of great things but a lot os bands are not in and they are touring the dates, and have never como to Roskilde (or come several years ago).

Not pointing the ones that go to Northside (Alt-j, modest mouse, gaslight anthem).... Where are The Black Angels, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Frank Ocean, Rodríguez, Vampire Weekend and maybe one headliner as Atoms For Peace??

Of course i liked the video used for the release, good job, but even i love most of the headliners i can't say i like this lineup more than any of the last 9 years, that are the years i have attended roskilde.

Hope there is something to come in May hat make me change my mind.
Written on: 19.04.2013 09:26
Lord Beef Jerky
Posts: 1500
Looking at it overall, these are my thoughts:

The metal program this year is the best in over a decade. It's well represented in the headliners (Volbeat and Slipknot), sub-headliners (Hatebreed, Kvelertak, Kreator) and in small print (hell of a lot here), and ranges from accessible (Volbeat) to extreme (Dillinger Escape Plan and Anaal Nathrakh). It has well-established bands (Kreator etc.) as well as upcoming, and a lot of them haven't played Roskilde ever or in a long time.

The hip hop program is great as well, but we're missing a headliner here. Ranging from upcoming popular artists (Kendrick Lamar etc.) to established (El-P etc.) and diverse in a way, that I haven't seen a hip hop program in years.

The indie program is mediocre. While we have some great upcoming artists (Of Monsters And Men) and a lot in small print, I personally don't know yet, and probably will break though in a couple of years, we're still missing the more established bands, where Beach House, Low and the likes would have made a big difference. Granted - we got Animal Collective, which is awesome in every way, but more is needed.

The rock program is above average. While many are happy for the headliners (Queens Of The Stone Age, The National) it isn't that long ago, that these played Roskilde last. However the sub-headliners (Airbourne, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Suicidal Tendencies and Turbonegro) and the many bands in small letters make up for that.

The electronic program is about average. Kraftwerk is a solid headliner, and Crystal Castles and C2C are great in the sub-headliners, but I have to admit, while the more popular side of electronic music isn't me, there isn't any dubstep or trance that people tend to love so much. In that way the electronic program this year isn't very diverse.

The headliners need work. Rihanna is the only fresh artist here, and a LOT of people tend to complain about this booking. My guess is that we'll see two more headliners in May - one hip hop headliner and the headliner that's gonna close the Orange stage Sunday.

In total I'm very satisfied, as Roskilde has booked three of my all-time favorites (Animal Collective, El-P and Dillinger Escape Plan) while still booking a lot of other bands, that I really want to see. It's a diverse program that requires a lot of the listener, and I'm hoping this is the route they'll take in the future, while still listening to their fans, and fixing the small things they're missing this year. If we're gonna get two more solid headliners (Wu Tang Clan and David Bowie), some dubstep and trance as well as a couple of established indie bands, this might be the best program ever at Roskilde IMO. Until then - I'm just going with the best program in over a decade. I'm going for a solid 8/10 leaning towards a 9/10 with the next couple of bookings.

[This article was edited 2 times, at last 19.04.2013 at 09:41.]
Written on: 19.04.2013 11:06
DukeofDK
Posts: 119
To be honest, I was very disappointed about the big release yesterday. I had hoped for a lot of things, I got little of what I wanted. After having slept on it, I'm luckily in a way better mood - and why shouldn't I be? We have so many great (maybe not "BIG"icon_wink.gif artists on the program, in so many different genres.

I still want a very big name for the Orange Stage. Just like we've had, say, Springsteen or Prince within the last few years. They don't have to be THAT big, but something in the likes of. I want that "larger-than-life-Orange-feeling" I get from big Stadium acts (not looking at metal - stadiumrock!) And as others have mentioned, we still need about +15 acts (including two very important names).

When I look at the program, I have so much I really want to see:

All of the headliners, tbh. Some more than others.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, James Blake, C2C, Chelsea Light Moving, Crystal Castles, Dead Can Dance, INGRID, Kreator, Kvelertak, Kendrick Lamar, Of Monsters and Men, Bobby Womack, Azealia Banks, Jake Bugg, The Dillinger Escape Plan, EL-P, Goat, John Grant, Joey Bada$$, King Krule, Killer Mike (joining EL-P or vice versa?), The Lumineers, The Sword, Synd og Skam, Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Already 31 names there, and I still have a lot to check out. And at least 80% of these are "Want-to-sees" (well, roughly). And not counting Apollo/Pav jr.

Bring on Roskilde 2013!
Written on: 19.04.2013 11:26
gixbit
Posts: 268
Lord Beef Jerky wrote:

Looking at it overall, these are my thoughts:

The metal program this year is the best in over a decade. It's well represented in the headliners (Volbeat and Slipknot), sub-headliners (Hatebreed, Kvelertak, Kreator) and in small print (hell of a lot here), and ranges from accessible (Volbeat) to extreme (Dillinger Escape Plan and Anaal Nathrakh). It has well-established bands (Kreator etc.) as well as upcoming, and a lot of them haven't played Roskilde ever or in a long time.

The hip hop program is great as well, but we're missing a headliner here. Ranging from upcoming popular artists (Kendrick Lamar etc.) to established (El-P etc.) and diverse in a way, that I haven't seen a hip hop program in years.

The indie program is mediocre. While we have some great upcoming artists (Of Monsters And Men) and a lot in small print, I personally don't know yet, and probably will break though in a couple of years, we're still missing the more established bands, where Beach House, Low and the likes would have made a big difference. Granted - we got Animal Collective, which is awesome in every way, but more is needed.

The rock program is above average. While many are happy for the headliners (Queens Of The Stone Age, The National) it isn't that long ago, that these played Roskilde last. However the sub-headliners (Airbourne, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Suicidal Tendencies and Turbonegro) and the many bands in small letters make up for that.

The electronic program is about average. Kraftwerk is a solid headliner, and Crystal Castles and C2C are great in the sub-headliners, but I have to admit, while the more popular side of electronic music isn't me, there isn't any dubstep or trance that people tend to love so much. In that way the electronic program this year isn't very diverse.

The headliners need work. Rihanna is the only fresh artist here, and a LOT of people tend to complain about this booking. My guess is that we'll see two more headliners in May - one hip hop headliner and the headliner that's gonna close the Orange stage Sunday.

In total I'm very satisfied, as Roskilde has booked three of my all-time favorites (Animal Collective, El-P and Dillinger Escape Plan) while still booking a lot of other bands, that I really want to see. It's a diverse program that requires a lot of the listener, and I'm hoping this is the route they'll take in the future, while still listening to their fans, and fixing the small things they're missing this year. If we're gonna get two more solid headliners (Wu Tang Clan and David Bowie), some dubstep and trance as well as a couple of established indie bands, this might be the best program ever at Roskilde IMO. Until then - I'm just going with the best program in over a decade. I'm going for a solid 8/10 leaning towards a 9/10 with the next couple of bookings.


Agree in most what you say expect that i wasn't as lucky as you with personal faves.

I wonder what headliners they still can get? Can't really see anyone touring who has free dates around Roskilde. Paul McCartney maybe but he plays in the states 9 july so it seems unrealistic. I think it's strange how they missed out on Depeche Mode. Even if i'm not a big fan they would have been a great headliner.

Yes, the indie/alternetive programme is really weak. Cat Power, Dinosaur Jr, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, Mark Lanegan and many more is touring in Europe around Roskilde. Hopefully some of them are among the rest to be announced. The genre is in desperate need of some experienced acts.

The rock/heavy department is excellent. Still miss some garagerocknames. Not so fond of the few announced. Black Lips should be an obvious booking. Also King Khan and Ty Segall.

6/10 from me so far. With great luck with the remaining acts i guess i could reach an 8 at the end.
Written on: 19.04.2013 11:41
FlinkFyr
Posts: 16
Where is the reggae? Only one reaggaeton artist. None roots, rockers, dub, dancehall artist icon_frown.gif
Written on: 19.04.2013 11:47
Wallu
Posts: 636
gixbit wrote:

I wonder what headliners they still can get? Can't really see anyone touring who has free dates around Roskilde.


Laughing Leonard Cohen is in Switzerland on 4th and 5th of July with no more dates announced. And that´s really classy stuff with an amazing live band. Also would like to see Vampire Weekend and Rodriquez added. If we´re not to get any of those I´m still kind of happy. But only 7/10 maybe for the lack of my personal favourite big names. Will surely rise to 8/10 when I´ll get more digging done.
Written on: 19.04.2013 11:57
Julius
Posts: 26

In general i agree with you Lord Beef Jerky!
It seems to me that both the audience of Metal & HipHop is extremely satisfied. A big HipHop Headliner might be missing, but Roskilde is up to date with a lot of new and fresh names, for an example: Kendrik Lamar, Joey Badass, Azelia Banks etc.
In general I am really happy with the lineup, as always, great “small-letter-bands” - and I'm crazy about the Music For 18 Musicians concert.

I think one of the reasons why so many people hates the line up just after the poster release, is more caused by confusion and disappointment because of too high expectations, than an actually disgust in relation to the program. Every year the poster release is getting hyped to unreasonable heights, both by the press, but also by Roskilde Festival. By my own experiences the past years, it seems to me like there is this psychological bubble of expectations, which is squeezed bigger and bigger towards the release, where people pushes each other's expectations too high, so that eventually, a general expectation of David Bowie playing roskilde occurs, despite the fact he does not even tour this summer. SO the fact that Roskilde didn't release a single headliner last night creates a lot of complains..

With that being said I've made some observations about the headliners, which I want to share with you girls & guys.
Roskilde is causing a lot of tension in the audience by not releasing any headliners yesterday. There just have to be something “big” hiding just around the corner, like when Prince was released a week after the poster in 2010.
If you compare the headliners from 2006 to 2013, It seems like the acts, somehow after a certain point becomes a bit smaller. I think the 2012 headliners, at the moment, are a bit weaker than the previous year. And theres no doubt that the headliners from 2006-2009 is way bigger than the current headliners. They even stepped down from 8 to 7 headliners in 2012, while having Mew in a headliner slot (a band which I love, but I don't think they are “headliner worthy”). I think there's the same problem this year. The National & Sigur Rós are REALLY good bookings, but are they “big enough” to occupy a Headliner slot? The “Indieheadliners” the previously years, is quite bigger, with more influence and years on the back (Cure/J.White – Strokes/ArcticMonkeys – Gorillaz). I cant help to get the feeling of the 2 bands taking a slot where 2 other bigger, more influenced bands could be.

2006
Bob Dylan, Morrisey, The Strokes, Tool, Guns n' Roses, Roger Waters, Kanye West
2007
The Who, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Björk, Muse, Tiestö, Quens Of The Stoneage
2008
Chemical Brothers, Jay-z, Radiohead, Grinderman, Judas Priest, Slayer, Neil Young, My Bloody Valentine
2009
Coldplay, Nick Cave, Kanye West, Trentemøller, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, Slipknot, Pet Shop Boys
2010
Gorillaz, Jack Johnson, Nephew, Muse, Patti Smith, Prodigy, Them Crooked Vultures, Prince
2011
Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon, The Strokes, Pj Harvey, Mastodon, Iron Maiden, M.I.A.
2012
Björk, Cure, Bon Iver, Bruce Springsteen, Mew, The Roots, Jack White

And it's not like there's not enough headliners on the market at the moment, we got Frank Ocean (who everybody got eyes on), Nine Inch Nails (who plays rare special concerts this summer, Trent earlier stated that roskilde is one of the festivals in Europe he loves the most), Atoms For Peace is free – and would be the rock/indie/electronic headliner which I think the lineup needs. Major Lazor (could be the Hiphop/dancehall headliner), My Bloody Valentine (is both relevant and a classic), Yeah Yeah Yeahs (They are bigger than Sigur Rós, and relevant). Are Roskilde sleeping in the class, and are Northside taking the potential headliners from Roskilde?


I think/hope we'll get at least 2 more headlining potential acts. Cause' I cant see who should close Orange Stage right now...
Written on: 19.04.2013 12:07
gixbit
Posts: 268
Wallu wrote:

gixbit wrote:

I wonder what headliners they still can get? Can't really see anyone touring who has free dates around Roskilde.


Laughing Leonard Cohen is in Switzerland on 4th and 5th of July with no more dates announced. And that´s really classy stuff with an amazing live band. Also would like to see Vampire Weekend and Rodriquez added. If we´re not to get any of those I´m still kind of happy. But only 7/10 maybe for the lack of my personal favourite big names. Will surely rise to 8/10 when I´ll get more digging done.


I agree. Leonard Cohen is fantastic and would suit perfect but it's not gonna happen. He plays in Italy 7th july. He's not gonna play 4 days in a row with a lot travelling to be done.
Written on: 19.04.2013 12:22
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
I'm pretty happy about the poster. Actually it's probably one of the most solid posters in a decade. It's theme is tighter and darker than usual which suits me fine.

I regards to the "big release". That's always a disappointment if you're expecting anything major to be released. I see the official release more of Roskildes way to sum up what has already been released. Attach some comments to it, and throw us a bone or two in the process.

Would, as always, have loved to see Saturnus on the poster. It flabbergasts me how they can overlook the most influential Danish metal band of all times.

Also would have loved to see some rockabilly/psychobilly in the line-up to complement the strong punk line-up this year.

With those two caveats there only remains to be said: SKÅÅÅÅÅÅ...ÅÅÅÅÅÅÅL. And see you at the festival.
Written on: 19.04.2013 12:27
Tobias
Posts: 37
A lot of missed chances. Still hoping for 1 - 2 headliners. Really happy with James Blake, but this is a weak line up. I think many genres are well represented, but the big names are missing. Especially since there were really big ones last few years. Not saying that there should be another Prince/Springsteen, but more smaller headliners would be nice.

Hoping for Mumford and Sons and a legend. But I think Kraftwerk is the legend. icon_frown.gif
Written on: 19.04.2013 12:31
B.
Posts: 621
First impression is that I'm slightly underwhelmed. There seems to be a lot of focus on hip-hop and electronica that I'm generally not interested in unless it's performed by a good live band.
No surprise exclusive headliner. Little interesting 'indie' and electro-pop.

Still, there is a lot to discover. I'll be creating some Spotify playlist that I will loop until the festival icon_lol.gif
Written on: 19.04.2013 13:01
Rasmus Hagelskjær
Posts: 14
I'm very satisfied with the programme. Think Roskilde will bring a lot of great concerts this year.

I'm really looking forward to: Sigur Ros, The National, Of Monsters And Men, Efterklang, Crystal Castles, Kraftwerk, James Blake, WSGM and Indians.

New bands I'm definitely going to check out: Postiljonen, Summer Heart, So-so Echo, MØ, Lemaitre,
Schultz & Forever, Bendik and Navneløs.

Written on: 19.04.2013 13:19
Lord Beef Jerky
Posts: 1500
Julius wrote:

There just have to be something “big” hiding just around the corner, like when Prince was released a week after the poster in 2010.


Very much agree! This is why I'm still keeping Bowie as a possibility. It's probably something else, but I'm pretty sure they've got something exclusive coming up, that's too big to announce in the big announcement.
Written on: 19.04.2013 13:35
Christian Forslund
Posts: 334
Lord Beef Jerky wrote:

Julius wrote:

There just have to be something “big” hiding just around the corner, like when Prince was released a week after the poster in 2010.


Very much agree! This is why I'm still keeping Bowie as a possibility. It's probably something else, but I'm pretty sure they've got something exclusive coming up, that's too big to announce in the big announcement.

Yes, Rikke promised that there will be announced 1-2 big headliners, She would no say that unless she could guarantee at least one big headliner, and yes Bowie would do nicely icon_smile.gif
It also suggest, that they still have a fair amount of money left to book bands.
Written on: 19.04.2013 14:10
Tobias
Posts: 37
1 or 2 big headliners? Like in bigger than Sigur Ros, The National, Volbeat? Would be so nice!!!! Did she say this during the Q&A?
Written on: 19.04.2013 14:14
Martin Horn Pedersen
Official RF person
Posts: 1194
Where do you get the big headliners from? I just only read about 1-2 big names... big names and big headliners is not the same
Written on: 19.04.2013 14:21
Tobias
Posts: 37
The post before ;p, but big names are headliners right? Since none of the sub liners is really big.
Written on: 19.04.2013 14:48
Christian Forslund
Posts: 334
Martin Horn Pedersen wrote:

Where do you get the big headliners from? I just only read about 1-2 big names... big names and big headliners is not the same

In the Gaffa interview, Rikke said "Vi har 82 nye bands på plakaten i dag, og kommer nok til at præsentere cirka 15 artister inden vi går løs, hvor 1-2 navne vil være i den absolutte topklasse.", which I read as big headliner and certainly bigger than The nationals and Sigur Ros.


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