News: Roskilde festival announces its line-up

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, James Blake, Miguel, Suicidal Tendencies, Turbonegro and about 80 other names join the lineup.

Roskilde Festival’s 43rd poster sees the light of day. About 85 new names join almost 100 already announced, unveiling a multicolored music catalogue of countless genres, nationalities and moods. “As always, we are ambitious on our audience’s behalf and eager to cross their musical boundaries. At the same time we have a variety of stars to secure the collective, unifying concert experience“ says Music Director Rikke Øxner.

A variation of headliners

KRAFTWERK, THE NATIONAL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, RIHANNA, SIGUR RÓS, SLIPKNOT and VOLBEAT are on top of the poster. The headliners cover genres such as rock, pop and futuristic electro. However, these names are just the icing on the cake. No matter if you’re a fan of hip hop, metal, alternative rock or global acts; you can put together a music feast of your liking – while encountering surprises and challenges on your journey.

Edgy rockers

We introduce a batch of names with more rock edge than seen or heard on Roskilde Festival for a long time. AIRBOURNE, TURBONEGRO, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB are among today’s new additions; all have fresh records out demonstrating great shape and chops. Along with UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, KVELERTAK and THE SWORD, these names secure a festival with plenty riffs and licks. “This year’s lineup is actually the most rock-oriented in my time as a booker. I strongly sense a blossoming of rock these years, and we have great exponents for this development featured 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 only played two intimate club shows in the past, thus heading for a spectacular world premiere in the large format of Roskilde Festival’s Orange Stage this summer.

Outrageous urban sounds

Future superstar MIGUEL is among today’s brand new names with his sexy R&B. We 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 the least into hip hop. The Nordic countries also boost names such as CHORDS, KARPE DIEM and LINKOBAN.


Sparkling world colors

As always, Cosmopol and the other stages will feature world colours unlike any other festival in Scandinavia or Europe: “Our world music names are those who really push traditions forward. This year features acts from South Korea, China and Egypt,” says booker of global acts Peter Hvalkof. DAWANGGANG, NUBANOUR KRAR COLLECTIVE and several other names from foreign skies are also part of today’s poster.

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 punky-edge to the programme, which also features Sonic Youth legend Thurston Moore’s brand new vehicle CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING.  


We witness a true internet generation taking 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 ?Z is introduced today on the poster, another trap icon, BAAUER, was already part of the lineup. 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 website for the full list of acts:


The latest Facebook Live session from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk was streamed on Sunday 22 November.

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David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 15 November 2020.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 17 November 2020

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Featured Albums w/c 23 November (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 JEFF SCOTT SOTO Wide Awake (In My Dreamland) (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 LAZARUS DREAM Alive (Pride & Joy Music)
14:00-16:00 RONAN FURLONG The King Of Leaves (Thoroughbred Music)

Power Plays w/c 23 November (Mon-Fri)

L.A. GUNS All That You Are (Golden Robot Records)
THE DUST CODA Limbo Man (Earache)
IRON SAVIOR Souleater (AFM Records)
IVY GOLD This Is My Time (indie)

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