Roskilde Festival – Denmark


Organisers have today announced the final 6 acts for this year’s Roskilde Festival giving a total of 163 artists in the 2011 programme.

PORTISHEAD (UK) is a true headliner, not least because they have set a fashion in the trip hop genre. The Bristol band caught everyone by surprise when they after a 10-year-long break returned with a new album, which was a true rebirth of the band. Portishead has already announced its fourth album. Hopefully the Roskilde audience will be treated to some samples this summer.

KAIZERS ORCHESTRA (N) are quite taken with the audience in Denmark. The band has played three gigs at Roskilde Festival. The kaizer-like favourites are ready to take on Roskilde once again. The Norwegians are working on chapter two of the album trilogy Violeta Violeta that revisits what made the band popular to begin with, unscrupulous gypsy rock delivered in Norwegian.

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE (US) returns to Roskilde Festival as a new band. They have lost the raven robes and the thick mascara around the eyes. Instead, the Americans engage in loud colours and metallic power pop with sci-fi lyrics. Fortunately, My Chemical Romance have not lost the big gestures in their theatrical concert appearances.

HOFFMAESTRO (S) are Swedish ska kings on a shopping spree in genres. The album Skank-a-Tronic Punkadelica has already become somewhat of a neo-classic in their home country, and in concert the 10 blue’n’yellow members are notorious and famous for their danceable intensity.

HYMNS FROM NINEVEH (DK) make the audience hold its breath with their beautiful, acoustic-based songs about faith, doubt, hope and love. The arrangements are rich with instruments such as violin, accordion, saw and banjo. Music that will make the angels sing.

DANIEL NORGREN (N) has a devastating insight into the blues and sounds like Tom Waits in a bar fight with Muddy Waters. The Swede’s ability to squeeze the sound of an entire garage rock band into a simple blues riff is nothing less than impressive.

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