FULL LINE-UP REVEALED FOR ROSKILDE 2019

                                                                                                  Picture: Vampire Weeekend

 

Roskilde Festival reveals it's full 2019 line-up with the likes of Janelle Monáe, Vampire Weekend and 65 more artists

 

Other new names include Skepta, Marina, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Maggie Rogers, Johnny Marr, Behemoth, Aldous Harding, DJ Koze, Sheck Wes, Saweetie, Weyes Blood and The Comet Is Coming.

 

With 67 new artists – including 55 new music acts – the full line-up for Northern Europe’s biggest festival is now complete. 173 music acts in total will play the Danish non-profit festival.Today’s new additions join the already announced The Cure, Bob Dylan, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Robyn, Christine and the Queens, Rosalía and many, many more. From Ghana to Greenland, from New Zealand to Norway, from Jamaica to Japan, artists of all sizes from more than 30 different countries will play the big and the small stages. Festival-goers from all over the world will party together in the name of charity when they explore the diverse music and arts programme at Roskilde Festival 2019.

 

Socially conscious headliner
When Janelle Monáe first played Roskilde Festival she called it the most amazing show she had ever played. The American is back, bigger and better than ever before after the release of her highly acclaimed Dirty Computer, mixing soul, funk, pop and afrofuturism.

A former mentee of Prince, Monáe doesn’t merely perform a persona, she embodies it. On her first releases she became an android, inviting listeners into a world full of Afrofuturist magical realism. She has wowed critics in roles in Academy-nominated films, ”Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures”, so performing a character is natural stuff for this prodigy.

On her album challenges social and sexual norms as well as traditional concepts of a woman's role in the world. It’s also an album that celebrates those in marginalised communities.

 

Indie heroes, guitar gods and wonderful weirdos

Vampire Weekend have kept fans waiting for a new album for six years. Now they are finally back at Roskilde Festival, and this time they will be conquering the legendary main stage, the Orange Stage. Noel Gallagher returns with his High Flying Birds, and guitar lovers will be happy to see another British legend, Johnny Marr, presenting both solo material and The Smiths classics.

Plenty of singer-songwriters are ready for their Roskilde debut: from Welsh popstar Marina and New Zealand hero Aldous Harding to folk-pop starlet Maggie Rogers and indie favourite Weyes Blood.

Travis Scott favourite Sheck Wes, grime king Skepta and future star Saweetie will make hip-hop connoisseurs happy, while festival-goers looking for something heavier will rejoice in collective headbanging to acts such as Behemoth and Danish favourites Baest.

Those favouring synthesizers, beats and samples will have plenty to look forward to with new announcements such as German darling DJ Koze, quirky Italian Giorgia Angiuli and noisy duo 700 Bliss consisting of DJ Haram and Moor Mother. A further exploration of the paths of weird will lead to Yves Tumor and the jazz adventures of The Comet Is Coming and Sons of Kemet XL, with saxophone hero Shabaka Hutchings leading both outfits.

 

Arts, activism and solidarity – and particle accelerators
Art, social engagement and music are inseparable and all part of the full experience at Roskilde Festival.

Hundreds of artists, writers, scientists, speakers and architects will inspire contemplation, spark debate and surprise festival-goers. This year’s Arts & Activism programme includes a large-scale sculpture by renowned Swiss artist Claudia Comte and a performance by American artist Isabel Lewis.

Hannah Tocicki Anbert will conduct a silent parade in the name of unproductivity, Søren Aagaard will set up a post-apocalyptic food truck and Japanese artist Tomoko Sauvage will transform water bowls into instruments, turning water into sound.

As always, there will be plenty of street art at Roskilde Festival with a programme that includes Askew One, Bacon and Zusa.

Bringing science to the festival experience, CERN and the Niels Bohr Institute will offer workshops enabling you to make a cloud or a your very own renewable charger as well as debates on topics such as future energy.

 

Roskilde Festival’s head of programme Anders Wahrén says:

“It feels great to finally present our programme, and Janelle Monáe is a crown jewel in a line-up I think bodes very well for our future. Not only do we have a load of great young artists of all sizes and from all corners of the earth, we also see that many of them are more socially aware than ever. From the music to the arts, debates and workshops, solidarity and activism is something that is reflected throughout our programme.”

 

Line-up (in alphabetical order):

ALEXANDER TILLEGREEN 
ALMA
AMNESIA SCANNER 
ASSUME VIVID ASTRO FOCUS 
BARSELONA 
BIBA FIBIGER 
BLACK MIDI 
BLAWAN
BOB DYLAN WITH HIS BAND 
BRENN.
BRING ME THE HORIZON 
BROCKHAMPTON
CARDI B 
CARPENTER BRUT 
CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS
CONVERGE
CRACK CLOUD 
CROATIAN AMOR 
CYPRESS HILL
DENZEL CURR
FATOUMATA DIAWARA 
FLOHIO
FULL OF HELL & THE BODY
GAYE SU AKYOL 
GHETTO KUMBÈ
GIRLPOOL 
HEAVE BLOOD & DIE 
HUGO HELMIG 
IDA SØNDER THORHAUGE 
JOEY PURP
JON HOPKINS
JORJA SMITH 
JPEGMAFIA 
JULIA HOLTER
JULIEN BAKER 
JUNGLE
KARKHANA
KHRUANGBIN 
KOFFEE AND THE RAGGAMUFFINS BAND 
KONSTRUKT
LEMAITRE 
LIRAZ 
LUCY DACUS 
MAURICE LOUCA ENSEMBLE
MØ 
NAKHANE 
NANOOK 
NENEH CHERRY
NICOLA CRUZ
OCTAVIAN
PARQUET COURTS
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS 
POWER TRIP
RIVAL CONSOLES
ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS 
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER 
ROSALÍA 
SCARLET PLEASURE
SILVANA IMAM
SOPHIE 
SØREN HUSS 
SPEAKER BITE ME 
SPIRITUALIZED
STELLA DONNELLY 
TÁSSIA REIS
TEARS FOR FEARS
TESTAMENT
THE ARMED 
THE CURE
THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE 
THROWING SNOW 
TIRZAH
TRAVIS SCOTT
UNDERWORLD 
WHORES. 

 

The schedule and a handful of acts are yet to be announced. The full arts programme will be out in the spring.

  • Tickets to Roskilde Festival are for sale on roskilde-festival.dk.
  • Full festival tickets are DKK 2100 (approx. EUR 282) (including free access to camping).
  • One-day tickets are DKK 1050 (approx. EUR 141) – only a limited number available for each of the final four festival days.
  • See more on roskilde-festival.dk

 

Roskilde Festival 2019 lasts for eight days between Saturday 29 June and Saturday 6 July.

 

About Roskilde Festival:
Roskilde Festival is 100 % non-profit. All profits are donated to social and cultural charities by the Roskilde Festival Charity Society. The festival is right next to the Danish capital of Copenhagen and easily connected by train, bus and flight (Copenhagen Airport).

With more than 180 music acts in the line-up performing on eight stages and over 130,000 passionate music lovers gathered for a full week, Roskilde Festival is one of the most unique festival experiences in the world. A position the festival has held since the early 1970s.

The full festival journey in Roskilde is an eight-day exploration of music, artistic expression, delicious food, sustainability, love, community and party.