60 music acts have been added to the line-up, including NICK CAVE, MASSIVE ATTACK and DUA LIPA. A total of 174 acts from more than 35 countries will play Roskilde Festival 2018.
Roskilde Organisers are proud to announce the full line-up for Roskilde Festival 2018! As always it shows our diverse profile, aiming to inspire and challenge by combining raw talent with more well-known artists.
60 new acts have been announced today! The additions include NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS, MASSIVE ATTACK, DUA LIPA, ANDERSON .PAAK, CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG, KALI UCHIS, JOHN MAUS, JOEY BADA$$ and INTERPOL.
Expectations were already high with artists such as Eminem, Gorillaz, Cardi B and Nine Inch Nails confirmed to play Roskilde Festival 2018. With today’s additions, 174 acts from more than 35 countries are set to play, perform and talk at the festival.
Having first played Roskilde Festival in 1990, NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS are back, better and bolder than ever before. Equally influential, MASSIVE ATTACK are among the most important activist acts in music today, inspiring new artists both musically and politically.
22-year-old DUA LIPA is the next big superstar in modern pop. She was 2017’s most streamed female artist in the UK, ahead of the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Ariana Grande. Hits such as New Rules, Be the One and IDGAF (I Don’t Give a Fuck) are battle cries and appeals to be yourself and stand up for yourself. The London-born star recently won two Brit awards (British Female Solo Act and British Breakthrough Act). She still has a strong bond with her parents’ native Kosovo and is highly involved in charity work in the area, showing the way for new generations, using pop music to inspire and empower.
Joining the headliners are the stars of tomorrow such as Colombian-American singer KALI UCHIS, Russian electronic artist KEDR LIVANSKIY and UK rockers THE HUNNA.
The latter serve as proof that rock music is alive and well and has many faces in 2018. They will be joined by acclaimed rock acts such as INTERPOL, STONE SOUR, SLYDIGS, TOUCHÉ AMORÉ and YOUNG FATHERS who show how to cross over to other genres with a classic band setup.
The new electronic additions all reflect different ways of approaching concerts: From the darkness of BEN FROST and the intensity of JOHN MAUS to the full orchestral feel of HOUSE GOSPEL CHOIR and JAMES HOLDEN AND THE ANIMAL SPIRITS. Not to forget the exotic parties delivered by India’s Sandunes and Jamaica’s Equiknoxx featuring Shanique Marie.
The arts programme at Roskilde Festival 2018 will be full of activists of all sorts. Former whistleblower Chelsea Manning and environmental activist Tuina Nikienta Olivier from Burkina Faso both invite the festival-goers to engage in conversation at the non-profit festival. An anticapitalist serpent of 25 metres will make its way through the festival site led by loud Scottish artists Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich. Danish charity DanChurchAid will host an inequality World Cup on a highly unfair football pitch, and German artists Paul Barsch & Tilman Hornig will have luxurious limousines cruise around the inhabitants of the festival’s camping area.