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Friendly Fires and tUnE-yArDs to play Roskilde Festival 2012
Two colourful summer bands join the festival programme on one of the shortest days of the year.

Roskilde Festival announces two festive and colourful music acts in the middle of the winter darkness and the late Christmas shopping frenzy.

FRIENDLY FIRES (UK) have updated their post-punk in a more sunny direction. 2011’s Pala is full of tropic disco, funk and pop. Friendly Fires aim with jubilant enthusiasm for a sexy, electronic stadium sound that reaches out to dancing shoes in the back row. The British band has already proven its qualities as a live band on Roskilde Festival’s Odeon stage in 2009. Since then, their star has grown bigger as a group of first-class party-starters.

TUNE-YARDS (US) is the new prodigy of mad pop. The woman with the androgynous African voice is a sister-in-spirit of Animal Collective, Björk and Dirty Projectors. Merrill Garbus' music waddles and hobbles charmingly out there, high-fiving East Africa, R&B, hip hop and avant-garde along the way. A kind of sunshine pop for hyperactive, playful people with paint in the face and pumping blood full of glucose.

December has given us everything from Bruce Springsteen to Swedish grindcore with Nasum. Roskilde Festival is proud that the programme so far falls well in line with the ambitions to introduce both new or old, big or small, and generally getting around different genres to the wide audience. And the festival is looking forward to bringing even more music in all kinds of colour scales, sizes and musical orientations.

SEE THE BAND LIST

See you at Roskilde Festival 5 – 8 July 2012
(warm-up from 30 June to 4 July)