Posts Tagged ‘Festivals in Denmark’

Roskilde Festival Denmark 2012THREE GENRE DEFINING ARTISTS CONFIRMED FOR ROSKILDE 2012!

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.

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Roskilde Festival Denmark 2012APOLLO COUNTDOWN STAGE FILLS WITH YOUNG ELECTRONIC SOUNDS!

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:

ADRIAN LUX (S), BEASTIE RESPOND (DK), COPENHEAVY (DK), ELOQ (DK), F.O.O.L. (S), THE FREDERIK (DK), FRITJOF & PIKANEN (S), GHOSTIGITAL (ISL), KESI (DK), KHALAZER (DK), SANDRA KOLSTAD (N), KÚRA (ISL/DK), MASH UP INTERNATIONAL (S), NORTHERN STRUCTURES (DK), SLENG (DK), SPRUTBASS (N), JULIUS SYLVEST (DK), SOFFIE VIEMOSE (DK), VAAGSBYGD HANDY (N), WAR FOR YOUTH (DK/S)

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.

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Roskilde Festival Denmark 2012MORE UPCOMING ACTS CONFIRMED FOR ROSKILDE’S PAVILION JUNIOR

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.

The newcomers are: BÄDDAT FÖR TRUBBEL (S), CEREKLOTH (DK), DANGERS OF THE SEA (DK), THE ECHO VAMPER (DK), FRENCH FILMS (FIN), GIRLSEEKER (DK), GOVERNOR OF ALASKA (DK), INDIANS (DK), DAWDA JOBARTEH (GAM), KLUMBEN & RASKE PENGE (DK), RUM 37 (DK), SHINY DARKLY (DK), SLOWOLF (DK), TEAM ME (N)

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Roskilde Festival Denmark 2012US SOUTHERN METAL BANDS COMING TO ROSKILDE!

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.

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Roskilde Festival Denmark 2012MAC MILLER, A$AP ROCKY AND DOMINIQUE YOUNG UNIQUE JOIN ROSKILDE BILL!

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.

For more ROSKILDE FESITVAL 2012 information and news – click here >>>

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.

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Skive Festival Denmark 2012FIRST NAMES ANNOUNCED FOR SKIVE FESTIVAL IN DENMARK

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.

For more SKIVE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

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.

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

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!

For more SKIVE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Roskilde Festival DenmarkTHE ROOTS & JONATHAN JOHANSSON JOIN ROSKILDE LINE UP!

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.

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Northside Festival, Denmark 2012MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR DENMARK’S NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL

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!

For more NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Roskilde Festival DenmarkFIRST DANISH BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2012
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.

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Roskilde Festival DenmarkROSKILDE ANNOUNCE THE FIRST  METAL ACTS TO RUIN THE PEACE OF XMAS!

The Christmasy spirit of December is strongly challenged by today’s two new bands who mark the first metal influence on the Roskilde programme.

DEVILDRIVER (US) conquers your ears with pumped-up thrash, hardcore and death metal in well-balanced doses. Through intense touring and discipline, Dez Fafara and his companions have established themselves as a hard-working and uncompromising unit in the name of metal. We are looking forward to giving the stage to a live band that knows how to make their audience surrender to the sign of the horns.

NASUM (S) is responsible for some of the most exquisite musical punishments of the fast grindcore genre. The often ultra-short and explosive attacks have made Nasum one of the genre’s finest. The band’s vocalist Mieszko Talarczyk died during the tsunami in 2004. Keijo Niinimaa from the grind mates Rotten Sound, who played at Roskilde Festival in 2008, now delivers the vocals on the Nasum’s goodbye tour, which also brings them to Roskilde Festival.

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>

Northside Festival, Denmark 2012THE KOOKS TO BE JOINED BY NOAH & THE WHALE AND OH LAND!

English band THE KOOKS will be joined by both rural men in NOAH & THE WHALE and Danish band OH LAND at next summer’s Northside Festival!

With the addition of three new names is the list of published names for the Northside Festival 2012 as follows: Justice (R), Kashmir, The Kooks (United Kingdom), Oh Land, Noah & The Whale (United Kingdom) and The Stone Roses (United Kingdom).

Northside Festival 2012 runs from 15-17th June, and tickets can be purchased via Billetlugen.dk. There are also still available SPOT / Northside combi tickets can be purchased via NorthSide.dk.

For more NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Roskilde Festival DenmarkROSKILDE FESTIVAL COMPLETES MUSIC LINE UP FOR 2011

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.

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL information – click here >>>

Roskilde Festival DenmarkELECTRO ROCKERS VETO TO OPEN ORANGE STAGE

Roskilde 2011 is kick-started with electro rock with a grandiose sound – Combine electronics and rock. Combine melancholy and grandeur, Combine Orange Stage and Veto. Then you have opening act of Roskilde Festival 2011.

This year’s choice is primarily based on the fact that organisers are confident that VETO can open Roskilde in style and get the orange canvas to flutter.

In the course of three albums, Veto has grown quite popular in Denmark and around, and the big international breakthrough seems just around the corner. The band now has a song catalogue that can deliver one catchy tunes after the other in the connection between man and machine.

Veto has previously played at Roskilde Festival twice: in 2006 on the Odeon stage and in 2008 on the Arena stage. the next obvious step up the ladder is Orange Stage.

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL information – click here >>>

Roskilde Festival DenmarkNINE ACTS CONFIRMED FOR NEW ‘GLORIA’ STAGE AT ROSKILDE 2011

Roskilde Festival’s new stage, Gloria, will be visited by nine new and very different acts, all of whom deal with more toned-down atmospheres.

Roskilde Festival offers many different musical impressions. In today’s announcement organisers focus on the more quiet, thoughtful and soothing impressions. Today’s music package contains nine names, all of whom will perform at our new stage, Gloria. With room for 1000 people, the stage can deliver very intimate experiences.

ACORN FALLING (DK) is a fascinating and dark mixture of ambient and goth. The mastermind is Lars Kivig who brings to Roskilde Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds percussionist Thomas Wydler and Current 93 cellist John Contreras.

DESOLATE (DE) is dubstep with German roots. Desolate is ready to deliver minimalistic electronica with clear references to chill-out and deep house.

KEMIALLISET YSTÄVÄT (FIN) has a point of departure in folk music, which they remodel in short instrumental songs, built up by simple repetitive riffs and noisy drone scapes.

ROLL THE DICE (S) is a Swedish duo who produce melancholic soundscapes with their electronica. You can hear creaking and crunching sounds while humming rhytmics move the music forward.

JOHAN SARA JR. (N) delves into the traditional Sami way of singing, joik, to which he adds elements from both electronica and jazz. The result is a hypnotic and organic hybrid of tradition and new ideas.

SVARTE GREINER (N) is the exploration of a dark and disturbing universe. Lots of drones and other sonic atmospheres take you into a unique and frightening world.

TU FAWNING (US) go exploring several decades of folk music. The Americans are armed with a bass drum, string instruments and a refreshing musical recklessness.

VALBY VOKALGRUPPE (DK) is a a female, a capella group. In concert you will hear both sudden primal screams and improvisations.

WALLS (UK) are soft, blurry, beautiful and hypnotic electronica that will ease your mind and soul. Look forward to glitchy beats and German inspirations such as Tangerine Dream.

Orange opening act is revealed tomorrow – Tune in again tomorrow when we reveal who will open Orange Stage in 2011.

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL information – click here >>>

Roskilde Festival DenmarkROSKILDE ANNOUNCES FINAL WARM UP BANDS FOR 2011!

With less than a month to the start of this year’s Roskilde Festival, the staff is busy preparing. This includes the festival’s music office who now presents the final six names for Pavilion Junior, the stage for upcoming music, playing in the warm-up days from 26 to 29 June.

EMMA ACS is just 19 years old and is Denmark’s new acid rock queen. Her debut album Champagne is full of tripped-out 60s nostalgia where both sitars, Farfisa organ and hippie rhetoric send purple rings of smoke into the air.

BATTLEKAT has previously been hiding under the cryptic name Just A Number 05272011, and both the group’s anonymity as well as its electro-pop songs have made the trendsetting web zine Pitchfork pay attention.

BROTHER GRIMM plays danceable hipster hip hop. The musical backdrop is made of the classic three elements of rock – guitar, bass, drums – while front man Asbjørn Auring Grimm delivers cheeky cockney rap vocals.

THE ECLECTIC MONIKER plays calypso-inspired indie rock. No less than nine members help produce the thick sound.

THE MALPRACTICE is a new output from the ever-productive Johannes Gammelby who also plays in Beta Satan. With The Malpractice you can look forward to heavy and tightly played indie rock.

MESSY SHELTERS is a one-man band made by Mikkel Bolding who quite effectively juggles the genres. On his latest album Root System both rock equilibrium and minimalist electronica are on the menu.

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL information – click here >>>

Roskilde Festival DenmarkTV ON THE RADIO AND MORE JOIN ROSKILDE LINE UP

Today organisers have added three acts to the festival programme and three bands to the Pavilion Junior stage for upcoming music.

TV ON THE RADIO (US) manages like few others to balance rock, soul, funk and post-punk and to mix experiments with catchy tunes, resulting in a standing ovation from both music fans and critics. In the course of four albums, TV On The Radio have developed and refined their expression – and the latest album, Nine Types of Light, shows a band unafraid of using festive and upbeat elements. In David Sitek, the band has a masterful sound architect creating depth in the many musical layers. But when TV On The Radio comes on stage, they come to life as a hot and hard-working rock’n’roll band.

Today’s music package also offers up a couple of Danish acts for the festival programme, playing from 30 June to 3 July.

ALCOHOLIC FAITH MISSION (DK) sounds like an army of hopeless romantics with drum machines and acoustic guitars as their weapons. The big world has already started paying attention to the Danish band. Experience a band that by all fairness should become the next big Danish indie export.

PER VERS (DK) is a Danish rap icon at the top of his game. He has just released the album Ego on which he deals with thoughtful subjects such as family and relationships. In concert Per Vers really radiates a special charisma that is hard to resist, just like his music.

Also added to the Pavilion Junior stage – 4 Guys From The Future, Essence, Reptile & Retard

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL information – click here >>>

Roskilde Festival DenmarkROSKILDE FESTIVAL ADDS 4 MORE NAMES TO THE LINE UP

The final programme for Roskilde Festival 2011 will soon be in place. Today organisers announce four acts, featuring four very different musical expressions. Like an image of the musical diversity in the overall music programme.

DÃM FUNK with MASTER BLAZTER (US) is a California boogie-funk ambassador. Like a young Prince, Dãm Funk lives and breathes to keep familiar funk genres of the 80s alive while at the same time leading them all into a musical zeitgeist where everything is more cutting-edge. Dãm Funk brings the singer Master Blazter to Roskilde.

NICOLAS JAAR (US) has been dubbed electronic music’s big American hope. His music is both focused on rhythm and repetition. Jaar moves in and out of electro pop, Afro jazz, sound collages, hip hop and many other styles – all tied together by his melancholy vocal.

PRINCE FATTY SOUNDSYSTEM feat. LITTLE ROY and HORSEMAN (UK) have proclaimed that they were made for dubbing your feet and stimulating your brain. Even though Prince Fatty Soundsystem originally was created as a musical ad for a clothing brand, it became such a great success on British airwaves that mastermind Pelanconi decided to continue the party. Look forward to rocking along to these sounds of dub and reggae.

SHUTKA ROMA RAP (MKD) is a true Roma rap collective. With Shutka Roma Rap, this politically vilified people have finally gotten a strong and uncompromising musical voice with the courage to add fuel to the political fires and speak up for a generation of young Romany people who want to root out racism. We are proud to present a rap act with a message – and something at stake.

For more ROSKILDE FESTIVAL information – click here >>>