Wednesday 25.03.09

Kanye West to Roskilde Festival

The hip hop and R&B star is added to the programme alongside Eagles of Death Metal, Oh No Ono and Peter Sommer.

We continue in the absolute world-class hip hop groove. Last week we announced the young phenomenon Lil Wayne. He is not the only American hip hop star appearing on this year's poster.

KANYE WEST (US) is no longer just one of the superstars of hip hop. With 808s & Heartbreak, Kanye West seriously conquers the pop scene which he has always flirted heavily with on his earlier, melodic hip hop landmarks. The phenomenon and style icon last played on Orange Stage in 2006 – and since then he has won over a steadily growing crowd. We are happy to present yet a pop and hip hop party in American widescreen.

More acts from the US and Denmark
This is not the only announcement this Wednesday brings you. We also have a few extra treats from other parts of the genre spectrum.

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL (US) play sweaty and naughty 70s boogie rock where Rolling Stones, AC/DC and ZZ Top are household gods. Jesse Hughes is the charismatic front man in a band that specialises in high-level badass rock.

OH NO ONO (DK) got their name by playing hyperactive and speedy party rock – like their Roskilde debut at Roskilde Festival's Pavilion Junior stage in 2005. On the coming album Eggs the Danes are ready to prove that they are not only capable of throwing mad parties – they are also serious and skilled songwriters.

PETER SOMMER (DK) is today's epitome of sharp-edged, Danish rock lyrics. The Dane continues in the same Danish-sounding groove as old national heroes such as C.V. Jørgensen, Niels Skousen and Povl Dissing. On his latest, critically acclaimed album Til rotterne, til kragerne, til hundene, Sommer shows a new semi-electronic sound.

More music on Friday
More good music awaits. Already on Friday we are ready with new acts – so do not leave your inbox and internet connection for too long.




Kanye West is ready with a pop and hip hop party in American widescreen - photo: Willy Vanderperre

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