32 new artists have been added to the line-up of the 50th edition of the Danish non-profit festival. The list also features ANDERSON .PAAK and KACEY MUSGRAVES.
The genre-bending metal band FAITH NO MORE will perform for the fourth time at this summer’s edition of Northern Europe’s largest festival.
Their first visits were in ’90 and ’92, touring with two metal milestones, The Real Thing and Angel Dust, which uncompromisingly – and in some humorous ways – combined thrash metal, funk, hip-hop and synth pop.
After an album break of 18 years, FAITH NO MORE returned with the successful album Sol Invictus in 2015, and for the 50th Roskilde Festival this summer, the audience can expect a concert that spans four decades of musical experiments.
Today’s announcement also features a Roskilde Festival debutant in the shape of English FKA TWIGS. Her latest album, Magdalene, from 2019 has aroused the enthusiasm of both critics and audiences, and with the album she has reached the status as one of the most important voices of her generation. Her live shows are theatrical, with entrancing dance breaks, lots of costumes and raw, untethered sensuality – and with her voice as the absolute highlight.
Californian ANDERSON .PAAK has come a long way since appearing on Roskilde Festival’s Apollo stage in 2016. Two years later, he performed on the much larger Arena stage with a groovy, party-starting late-night concert, and this year he will take the main stage, Orange Stage, with his backing band The Free Nationals.
Since her label debut, Same Trailer Different Park from 2013, things have been going fast for country pop musician KACEY MUSGRAVES. The debut reached a top spot on the American country chart, while her latest record, Golden Hours, has really brought her country right into the centre of popular music.
KACEY MUSGRAVES does not mind stirring up the conservative part of “country land” when she advocates kissing girls “if you want to”, rolling joints and railing against misogyny. When Musgraves gives her debut performance at Roskilde Festival 2020, she brings a stellar live band with her: drums, pedal steel, cello, double bass, guitars and 70s synthesizers all create a fantastic brew of sound.
CREED is the first headliner of the festival’s Art & Activism programme.
These 32 artists are announced for Roskilde Festival today:
FAITH NO MORE (US) – FKA TWIGS (UK) – ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS (US) – ANGEL OLSEN (US) – FATOUMATA DIAWARA FEAT. ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO & MAYRA ANDRADE (INT) – KACEY MUSGRAVES (US) – YOUNG THUG (US) – ANNA MEREDITH (UK) – CHANCHA VIA CIRCUITO (AR) – GIRL IN RED (NO) – HEATHE (DK) – HIGH ON FIRE (US) – LOUS AND THE YAKUZA (CD) – LYDMOR X CORPUS (DK) – MC YALLAH & DEBMASTER + MCZO & DUKE (INT) – NYREDOLK (DK) – OOIOO (JP) – ORM (DK) – SAMPA THE GREAT (ZM) – SAVEUS (DK) – SPECIAL REQUEST (UK) – SQUID (UK) – TYLER CHILDERS (US) – YOUTH CODE (US)- AMANDA TENFJORD (NO) – FARATUBEN (DK/ML) – FIEH (NO) – THAIBOY DIGITAL (SE/TH)
ART & ACTIVISM:
MARTIN CREED (UK) – JULES FISCHER (DK) – EMILIA BERGMARK (DK) – HANNIBAL ANDERSEN (DK)