Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, James Blake, Miguel, Suicidal Tendencies, Turbonegro and about 80 other names have joined the line-up.
Roskilde Festival’s 43rd line-up has just seen the light of day. About 85 new artists join the nearly 100 already announced, unveiling a multicoloured music catalogue of countless genres, nationalities and moods.
A variation of headliners
KRAFTWERK, THE NATIONAL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, RIHANNA, SIGUR RÓS, SLIPKNOT and VOLBEAT are at top of the poster. The headliners cover genres such as rock, pop and futuristic electro. However, these artists are just the icing on the cake. Whether you’re a fan of hip hop, metal, alternative rock or world music, you can put together a music feast of your liking – while stumbling upon surprises and musical challenges along your journey.
Rockers with an edge
We introduce a batch of rock artists with more edge to their music than seen or heard on Roskilde Festival for a long time. AIRBOURNE, TURBONEGRO, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB are among the new additions; and all have fresh records out, demonstrating great shape and chops. Along with UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, KVELERTAK and THE SWORD, these artists secure a festival with plenty of riffs and licks. “This year’s lineup is actually the most rock-orientated in my time as a booker. I strongly sense a blooming of rock these years, and we feature some great exponents of this development on the line-up”, says booker Stefan Gejsing.
… always a surprise
Swedish pop collective INGRID are planning a special Roskilde show, including songs from LYKKE LI, PETER BJORN AND JOHN, MIIKE SNOW, COCO and J. ÅHLUND, who will take the stage with several surprising guests. This array of stellar names has only played two intimate club shows in the past, so they’re heading for a spectacular world premiere in the large format of Roskilde Festival’s Orange Stage this summer. This exciting new collective will only be playing two concerts worldwide in 2013.
Outrageous urban sounds
Future superstar MIGUEL is among the brand new additions to the line-up with his sexy R&B. We can also announce EL-P, KILLER MIKE and flamboyant rapper MYKKI BLANCO, joining KENDRICK LAMAR, DANNY BROWN, JOEY BADA$$, FLATBUSH ZOMBIES and ACTION BRONSON. Roskilde Festival 2013 is mandatory for anyone with even the smallest taste for hip hop. The Nordic countries also boost names such as CHORDS, KARPE DIEM and LINKOBAN.
Sparkling world colours
As always Cosmopol and the other stages will feature world colours unlike any other festival in Scandinavia or Europe: “It’s our world music acts who really push tradition forward. This year features acts from both South Korea, China and Egypt,” says booker of global acts Peter Hvalkof. DAWANGGANG, NUBANOUR, KRAR COLLECTIVE and several other names from foreign skies are now also part of the line-up.
Roskilde is ugly
Roskilde Festival’s alternative rock profile rips, shreds and tears like never before. PISSED JEANS, FIDLAR, ICEAGE, PARQUET COURTS and METZ add more punk edge to a program which also features Sonic Youth legend Thurston Moore’s brand new band CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING.
We are witnessing a true internet generation taking to the stage. Their music is a total meltdown of genres, styles and eras. Take JAMES BLAKE for instance: He is back at Roskilde, ready to repeat his 2011 triumph. Trap-phenomenon ƱZ is on the poster as well, and another trap icon, BAAUER, was already part of the line-up. Another notorious internet regular is AZEALIA BANKS; her name is on the poster alongside ELOQ, FLUME and several other online idols.
Eager for more? Check out the bands and download the poster here.