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Roskilde Festival Denmark 2012LINE UP ‘ALMOST COMPLETE’ -DR JOHN TO PLAY ROSKILDE 2012!

Dr John, the legend from New Orleans is added to the lineup along with electronic summer sounds from Africa Hitech and Giraffage.

Today’s new music announcements span a genre spectrum from silver-grey voodoo rock to young electronica. We welcome the brightest times of the year with music from different genres, filled with a sunny taste.

DR. JOHN and THE LOWER 911 feat. JON CLEARY (US) give a demonstration of what the music city New Orleans excels in. Since the acid-rocking breakthrough with Gris Gris from the late 60s, Dr. John’s swampy voodoo funk rock has become an institution. The great medicine man’s latest album, Locked Down, is a round of classic swinging roots rock filled with golden Farfisa organ, brass, female choir singers and a well-oiled showy feel.

AFRICA HITECH (UK) consists of two experienced and respected lads in progressive electronic music, Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek. With Africa Hitech the two Brits weave together a global-scented sound tapestry that contains traces of not only Africa and the Caribbean but also Chicago and London’s steamy nightclubs.

GIRAFFAGE (US) conjures an impressionistic sound full of warm synthesizers and hazy memories of summer holidays. At the same time, the solar-heated, electronic tracks carry enough challenging rhythms and quirky details, making this music for both ears, nostalgia and the mind.

More music to come – It’s getting close but we’re not quite finished yet. The last acts in the lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Bjork cancels festival showsFollowing on from earlier reports that Bjork had cancelled all her festival shows in June and July, we can now update you on the situation.

Bjork has cancelled appearances at the Primavera festivals in Spain and Portugal but she will still be performing at Open’er in Poland, Øya festival in Norway and Roskilde in Denmark!

Bjork has posted the following statement on her Facebook,

“hi folks

I am sorry to announce I will not be able to play Primavera Sound (Spain), Optimus Primavera Sound (Portugal), Balaton Sound (Hungary) and Afisha Picnic (Russia) 2012 .

After 2 weeks of voice rest i went to my vocal doctor and she came to this conclusion : I need to rest for 6 more weeks . the good news is that we both feel pretty confident I can start singing fully healed in the middle of June.

In the beginning of Biophilia, we estimated that doing 3 residencies a year with couple of months between would be a rhythm my chords could take . then i got overexcited and when we threw the festivals into the mix and only leaving 2 weeks between New York shows and South America was too eager beaver … the drop that filled the meter …

I am very sorry and embarrassed about having to cancel things and having promised things and then not being able to keep my word, truly breaks my heart. Especially to people who have already bought tickets.

Meanwhile Biophilia has become its own feisty plant growing all different directions . and it isnt all bad . it has a lot of fun sides like for example the educational angle : Reykjavík’s and Buenos Aires city school curriculums have now embraced Biophilia educational program into their schools and we are partnering with the New York public library and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan to launch biophilia as learning resource for New York’s children in July 2012.

But in the meantime, I will rest and reschedule and make a promise to my chords and especially those who want to listen to them that even though my mind and my intention gets overexcited and runs ahead , I will from now on allow breaks between “legs” of tours to reassemble …

because like that I can give better

    warmth, Björk.”


One week before organisers reveal this year’s full line up, they have announced three genre-defining men, all of whom are important figures in each of their very different music genres.

RUBÉN BLADES (PAN) is one of the flagships in hard, politically indignated “salsa dura”, and he can write several titles on his business card – including lawyer, politician and actor. However, it’s as a singer and musician that the Panama legend’s star is biggest. With the characteristic piano riffs, congas and brass, Rubén Blades is ready to start up a pure salsa party.

PAUL KALKBRENNER (DE) has become some kind of figurehead for the Berlin techno scene, not least because of the film Berlin Calling in which he played the leading role just as he composed the soundtrack. The latest album Icke Wieder cements the German’s talent for creating beautiful and harmonious minimal techno. Now the Berliner beats move to Roskilde Festival. Brace yourself for an electronic party in widescreen, which will probably put the German in the company of former Roskilde conquerors as Trentemøller and Tiësto.

LEE RANALDO (US) has been a core member of genre-defining noise rock band Sonic Youth for 30 years. The band is now on hiatus, and it has given Ranaldo time to complete his solo project, which was started back in 2010. As a guitarist Ranaldo has been at the intersection between experimental minimalism and alternative rock, and he has recently released his first song-oriented solo rock album Between The Times And The Tides.

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Apollo Countdown is the name of Roskilde Festival’s new electronic stage – in the warm-up days (music is playing between 1st – 4th July).

Following the tradition with the Pavilion Junior stage, Apollo Countdown focuses primarily on upcoming Nordic artists.  The following 20 acts will deliver all kinds of electronic beats on Apollo Countdown:


With this rich array there will be musical experiences like never before during the warm-up days – whether you’re into electronic pop, edgy grime hip hop, hypnotic house or globally inspired beats.

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Roskilde Festival’s stage for newly hatched bands will be filled with diverse talent.  Another impressive array of artists are ready for Pavilion Junior – Roskilde Festival’s stage for upcoming, predominantly Scandinavian bands.

This week’s new additions almost have the same width as the rest of the festival lineup – from Swedish punk and dancehall to Finnish sunshine guitar pop and Danish death metal.


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Today’s music package is a big roar from the southern swamps. We proudly present some of the best metal produced in the US Southern states. A true riff marathon awaits.

BARONESS have with Red Album and Blue Record made a name for themselves as one of the most progressive front-runners of Southern metal, alongside like-minded Roskilde acts such as Mastodon and Kylesa. The band has announced new material on the way.

CROWBAR incarnates, like few other bands, the murky sludge metal genre with its tuned-down riffs, lazy grooves and roaring vocals. The hefty chaps have retained their metal style since the early 90s, unaffected by any fads.

RED FANG delivers a testosterone-driven update of Black Sabbath, Melvins and Kyuss. A party for everyone convinced that The Lord not only has a long beard but also a checkered shirt, a spiked belt and a can of beer in his hand.

WEEDEATER are without a doubt good-natured Southern folks – the band’s first album was called … And Justice For Y’all with a howdy to Metallica’s classic. The music, however, is a deadly mixture of fast riffs, whipped drums and growling vocals.

Slightly out of category – still badass
HANK3 doesn’t fully fit this category. Yet, organizers couldn’t help but let this country/punk/metal pioneer join the tough company of the other Southern boys. Hank3’s concerts often culminate with a doom section where the country band drops the leather shirts and plays metal.

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Three hot, young up-and-coming rappers from the United States share the spotlight in today’s announcement.

MAC MILLER has conquered the young hip hop scene just like his bro Wiz Khalifa, who is also playing Roskilde this summer. With his debut album Blue Slide Park Mac Miller has achieved such high sales numbers that his name is now molded in solid gold. Already before the album was released, his live shows have experienced massive interest, also in the Nordic countries. Mac Miller’s light and often bubbly hip hop is packed with summer vibes as well as thoughts and dreams of girls and fame.

A$AP ROCKY is flamboyant hip hop from a self-assured innovator of the New York school. This golden boy’s universe deals with the sweet life of a rap star and womanizer; luckily, musical substance is to be found alongside with the self-proclaimed “pretty motherfucker”’s tales. LiveLoveA$AP consolidated A$AP Rocky’s potential within the general music press, his mixtape offers several reasons to why you should look forward to the rapper’s Roskilde debut as well.

DOMINIQUE YOUNG UNIQUE has placed her name in the corner where young urban queens such as Nicki Minaj, Santigold and M.I.A reign. Several mixtapes have caught people’s ears. In addition, Dominique Young Unique has performed with acts such as Big Boi, Gucci Mane and N.E.R.D. Also, Kanye West has taken notice of the girl with the speedy tongue, who also prepares to create her own fashion collection. A new hot style icon is ready to entertain the Nordic crowd.

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Roskilde Festival Denmark 2012MEW CONFIRMED FOR ROSKILDE 2012

The exclusive concert with the Nordic favourites is announced along with Mutiny On The Bounty and Ter Haar.   Organisers have confirmed a much welcome Roskilde reunion, an audience favourite plays an exclusive show – one of very few in 2012 – for its Scandinavian fans.

MEW (DK) has developed a unique sound where Jonas Bjerre’s choirboy vocals are the human anchor point in a tornado of sophisticated, dreamy, often hard-hitting rock. Amidst these rugged sounds the band has even written some catchy-as-ever choruses that make pop fans cherish this band. Mew is in the studio these days, so maybe we will even be treated with tunes from an upcoming album.

A statement from Mew’s HQ says:
“Having sailed the seven seas, Silas, Jonas and Bo are back in the circle, busy building new floors and sections of the castle that Mew inhabits. Airy halls of light and wind, amber-coloured wood radiating from the bottom up, these rooms are future rooms for us all. This is celebrated with few concerts over the summer and autumn.”

Two equally challenging, European bands added to the lineup.  Along with the Danish favourites two European bands who like Mew have a penchant for complexity and edge have also been added to the line up.

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (LUX) plays progressive, hard-hitting and technical rock. This music out of Luxembourg is not just well-executed and with more ideas in one song than many bands use on an entire album. It is also brutally beautiful, melodic guitar rock that will appeal to everyone who digs music with both balls and brain.

TER HAAR (DE) started out as an instrumental band, which you feel in the musicality and attention to detail in all of the trio’s songs – even after guitarist Philipp Koller has started singing. The ambition is edgy, complex post-rock that makes you want to dance rather than count time signatures. Don’t miss this band if you’ve enjoyed Battles’ angular rhythm.

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Up for Grabs is an amazing prize: An all-expenses paid trip to the DMC World Championships  to compete against the best Scratch DJs in the world. Plus loads of new kit and $3000 cash.

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1.       record a 2 minute DJ set video using decks, CDJs and the latest DJ mixing technology to make yourself stand out from other DJs
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To be included in Round One of the competition, Submit your set by March 19th, Voting begins on March 20 – 26th and the Winner is announced on April 10th

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e-tainmentnews european festival blog logoBLACK SABBATH WILL ONLY PLAY ONE FESTIVAL SHOW THIS SUMMER

Unfortunately due to Tony Iommi’s ongoing treatment Black Sabbath have cancelled all but one of their European festival / tour dates.  They will be playing Download Festival on June the 10th with the rest of the shows being billed as OZZY & FRIENDS so not to let the fans down.

See the official press release:

BLACK SABBATH – who late last year confirmed the recording of their first new album in more than 33 years and a worldwide headlining tour, have had to put some plans on hold due to Tony Iommi’s battle with lymphoma. At this time, BLACK SABBATH will perform only one show of this summer’s previously scheduled European tour. It will take place Sunday, June 10th at the U.K.’s Download Festival.

So as not to let the promoters and fans down, OZZY OSBOURNE will now perform the majority of the previously scheduled BLACK SABBATH dates (both festival performances and the headlining shows) billed as OZZY & FRIENDS. These “first ever” OZZY & FRIENDS shows will feature appearances by “special guest” musicians including GEEZER BUTLER (who will join Ozzy for a special BLACK SABBATH set as a show of respect and support to their friend, Tony Iommi) and longtime former OZZY band member Zakk Wylde. In addition, OZZY will be accompanied by longtime collaborator and friend Slash at select shows, with other “special guests” set to join the tour at various stops along the way (full list of dates, appearances below).

Tony Iommi continues to make excellent progress and is looking forward to getting back out on the road. Meanwhile, BLACK SABBATH continue to write and record music in the U.K. for their upcoming album. More information about these dates and BLACK SABBATH’s recording and touring plans is forthcoming.

The tour now looks like this:
Sun 6/10 Donington UK Download Festival


Wed 5/23 Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena
Fri 5/25 Stockholm, Sweden Stadium
Sun 5/27 Jelling, Denmark Jelling Festival
Tue 5/29 Bergen, Norway Bergen Calling Festival
Thu 5/31 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
Sat 6/2 Malmo, Sweden Malmo Stadium
Mon 6/4 Dortmund, Germany Westfalenhalle
Wed 6/6 Prague, Czech Rep O2 Arena
Fri 6/15 Vitoria, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
Sun 6/17 Clisson, France Hellfest
Fri 6/22 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
Sun 6/24 Milan, Italy Gods of Metal Festival
Tue 6/26 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
Thu 6/28 Belgrade, Serbia USCE Park
Sun 7/1 Athens, Greece Rockwave Festival – Terra


Festival organisers have today (14th February) announced their first acts for this year’s festival – Nabiha, Raunchy, Odd Numbers and Freja Loeb!

Nabiha – Curls or not – the Danish / African Vesterbro girl Nabiha has sung her way into our hearts with her fast-paced popnummer “Deep Sleep”. Number has since 2009 sold gold, and is not just stuck in our ears, but also on radio stations and in various television shows. She also appeared in “Deep Sleep” for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, where she also played her new single “Never Played the Bass”, who last week had a fabulous 4th space on the Danish charts! Nabiha and her colorful and life-affirming pop-soul music has been nominated for two P3 Gold awards and a Danish Music Award.

Raunchy – Thrash metal, industrial metal, metal core and melodic death metal – or as they themselves call it “futuristic hybrid metal”. Whatever term for their music, there is a risk of forest animals fleeing for awhile when Raunchy cut Rolinu, because it gets hardcore head-bang end! The band is probably best known for the numbers “Watch Out” and “Phantoms”, which has also hit in several European countries. In spite of possible animal escape, we are confident it will be a bold Fussion when metal and beech trees stumble together Rolinu scene to Skive Festival.

Odd numbered – There clearly something refreshing than a band like Odd Numbers, when the glorious language of flowers and youthful sense of beautiful melodies breathe new life into Danish-language rock. The band has with their song “Copenhagen” these who hit something, since they can go from being completely unknown to have 30,000 hits on Youtube in a week. The song and the band became a phenomenon even before they released their first album and signed to a record company. “Copenhagen” was spreading from person to person – not because it was hyped as “the week inevitable” at P3, but even before, because it just so insanely charming and honest. It was therefore very well deserved, that Odd Numbers on weekends harvested their first Steppeulv Price of the Year song. The band is currently back with the second single “Name in the Snow” from the debut EP which was released in October 2011.

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Roskilde Festival Denmark 2012REFUSED ARE HEADING TO ROSKILDE 2012!

This Wednesday’s announcements tremble with fervor, power and nerve.

REFUSED (S) has announced a series of concerts followed by a near-religious ecstasy with fans of metal, punk and (post-)hardcore. The Shape Of Punk To Come – one of the hardcore genre’s undisputed masterpieces – resulted in Refused splitting up while this hand grenade of an album cemented their status as one of the most important bands of hardcore. Their revolutionary hardcore is packed with rhythmic complexity and daring experiments. The Swedes’ inflamed rebel music has given them an international reputation and inspired an entire generation of hard-hitting bands.

CEREBRAL BALLZY (US) seems madly in love with the 80s hardcore punk scene. Their loud songs are straightforward, brutal and without revolutionary ambitions besides placing a nuclear crater between pop and punk. The band’s self-titled debut is 20 minutes of unpretentious, musical ultra-violence and cements the band as one of Brooklyn’s most aggressive and party-loving.

WARBRINGER (US) has a starting point in thrash metal with its gas-guzzling tempos and wind-swept guitar solos. But the Californian band is more than just a tribute to old records by Slayer and Metallica. Hardened by intense touring and sweaty moshpits since 2004, the L.A. thrashers’ brutal songs mutate in new ways – often with a destructive undercurrent of death metal and newer, more progressive tendencies.

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Skive Festival Denmark 2012FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR SKIVE 2012

So here they come the acts you have been waiting for – Calvin Harris (Sco), Malk De Koijn, Rasmus Seebach, Aura and Johnny Madsen all confirmed for this year’s Skive festival that takes place from the 30th May to 2nd June in Skive, Denmark!

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The American hip hop collective is added to the line-up together with Swedish artist Jonathan Johansson.

THE ROOTS (US) play at Roskilde Festival as the only Scandinavian job this summer. The American hip hop collective rarely visits Europe nowadays. The performance at Roskilde Festival will be a welcome opportunity to see The Roots where they are best. On stage. ?uestlove, Black Thought and co lead the way when it comes to hip hop packed with hot neo-soul, social indignation, humour, funk and improv-minded jazz. Many people call The Roots the best live band of hip hop for their swing and rock band feeling. You now have a chance at Roskilde Festival to experience why that description is quite fitting.

JONATHAN JOHANSSON (S) has already conquered lots of pop hearts with his elegant and catchy pop. With his Swedish lyrics and tasteful 80s-leaning arrangements, Johansson has also attracted attention all the way across the Atlantic. Jonathan Johansson continues the Swedish tradition of writing superior, slightly melancholic pop songs with a big aim. He stylishly and coolly distills romance and soul into black shiny pop songs, making fans of Depeche Mode and New Order cheer.

With rock, folk, hip hop, metal and pop in the preliminary line-up, Roskilde Festival 2012 prepares for a party in all colours of the music rainbow. Music of all genres, colours and sizes will continue to flow towards you in the near future, so stay on this channel.

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Joining the already announced Stone Roses, Justice and Kashmir are Dúné, Garbage, James Blake, Kasabian, Malk De Koijn, The Temper Trap, Turboweekend, When Saints Go!

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Roskilde Festival DenmarkTHE CURE TO PLAY ROSKILDE 2012!
Robert Smith’s dark-romantic rock band is joined by AraabMuzik and Cold Specks.

We have another major act ready on a dark winter’s day. We proudly present a legendary band who has not played at Roskilde Festival since 2001.

THE CURE (UK) incarnates dark, British rock. In Scandinavia they are a huge act and a true audience favourite, not least due to a series of exceptional concerts at Roskilde Festival throughout the band’s long career. Dark-edged albums such as Pornography and Disintegration have secured The Cure a legendary status among rock critics. At the same time, Robert Smith and his black entourage are popular among a wide audience because of hits such as “Close To Me” and “Friday I’m In Love”. A concert with The Cure at Roskilde Festival is a great chance to experience the Brits’ grandiose, gothic rock live under the Scandinavian summer’s sky.

The Cure is joined by a couple of younger artists:

ARAABMUZIK (US) delivers a superior display of virtuoso skills, darkening the future of the guitar solo. With his beat-up MPC – an advanced drum and sample machine – as a starting point, Abraham Orellana creates harsh, cut-up, MC-free hip hop that mutates between trance, mash-up, dubstep and countless other urban, electronic genres.

COLD SPECKS (CAN) plays some kind of classic, American blues folk with a distinctive singer at the centre. With a little picking on her acoustic guitar – occasionally accompanied by a little cello and piano – the 23-year-old Al Spx creates a goosebumps-inducing atmosphere. A brand-new debutant with a voice from the old days.

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e-tainmentnews european festival blog logoMORE FESTIVAL HEADLINE DATES FOR THE CURE!

The Cure have announced more european festival dates for this year via their website, check them out…

26- May-2012 – PINK POP, HOLLAND
29th June – 1st July 2012 – LES EUROCKEENNES, FRANCE
9-Jul-2012 – ROCK IN ROMA, ITALY

More dates still to come…

After a December full of international heavyweights, we start the new year with a batch of Danish bands.

I GOT YOU ON TAPE retakes Roskilde Festival as a band that risen significantly from the ranks since their last visit at the festival in 2009. The Danes are well on their way to becoming central on the Nordic alternative scene. I Got You On Tape’s new album is called Church Of The Real, and with a sporadic disco inspiration, church organ and catchy choruses, the well-playing four-piece will ensure a grandiose atmosphere with their melodic poppy rock songs.

LARSEN & FURIOUS JANE is a well-kept secret of the lucky few. Not for long. With a solid grasp on songwriting, Larsen & Furious Jane have created a handful of albums that uses well-written, absolutely non-Danish sounding indie rock to explore the rather disgruntled mood as it sounds coming from a group of Danes.

EL PARAISO is a new Danish record label focusing on experimental, mind-expanding music. From the label’s psychedelic menu we present acid rockers CAUSA SUI, the band EL PARAISO ENSEMBLE put together especially for Roskilde 2012 and the kraut and post-rock trio PAPIR. Look forward to a package full of thick, cosmic acid from some of Denmark’s most respected underground bands.

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Two colourful summer bands join the festival programme on one of the shortest days of the year.  Organisers have announced two festive and colourful music acts in the middle of the winter darkness and the late Christmas shopping frenzy.

FRIENDLY FIRES (UK) – Friendly Fires aim with jubilant enthusiasm for a sexy, electronic stadium sound that reaches out to dancing shoes in the back row. The British band has already proven its qualities as a live band on Roskilde Festival’s Odeon stage in 2009. Since then, their star has grown bigger as a group of first-class party starters.

TUNE-YARDS (US) – is the new prodigy of mad pop. The woman with the androgynous African voice is a sister-in-spirit of Animal Collective, Björk and Dirty Projectors. Merrill Garbus’ music waddles and hobbles charmingly out there, high-fiving East Africa, R&B, hip hop and avant-garde along the way. A kind of sunshine pop for hyperacti

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