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Roskilde Festival Completes 2019 Line-up with Skepta, Janelle Monáe, Vampire Weekend

The full line-up for Denmark’s Roskilde Festival has been revealed, with Skepta, Janelle Monáe and Vampire Weekend among the latest artists to be announced.

Taking place from Saturday 29 June – Sunday 6 July, the non-profit Roskilde 2019 will be the festival’s 49th edition and is set to welcome more than 130,000 visitors from all corners of the world.

The festival have today confirmed that 67 new acts will be joining the likes of Bob Dylan, The Cure, Travis Scott and Cardi B to make up a 173-strong music roster bursting at the seams with internationally renowned artists. From Ghana to Greenland, New Zealand to Norway, Jamaica to Japan, artists of all sizes from more than 30 different countries will be spread across the festival’s eight stages.

After her breathtaking set at Roskilde 2012, Janelle Monáe returns to headline the festival this summer, bigger and better than ever before after the release of her highly acclaimed Dirty Computer, mixing soul, funk, pop and Afrofuturism.

Indie heroes Vampire Weekend will also be heading to the legendary Orange Stage, armed with fresh material from their much-anticipated new album, along with Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds, plus Johnny Marr, Maggie Rogers and Marina.

Travis Scott favourite Sheck Wes, grime king Skepta and future star Saweetie will keep hip-hop connoisseurs happy, while festival-goers looking for something heavier will rejoice in collective headbanging to acts such as Behemoth and Danish favourites Baest.

Those favouring synthesizers, beats and samples will have plenty to look forward to with new announcements such as German darling DJ Koze, quirky Italian Giorgia Angiuli and noisy duo 700 Bliss consisting of DJ Haram and Moor Mother. A further exploration of the paths of weird will lead to Yves Tumor and the jazz adventures of The Comet Is Coming and Sons of Kemet XL, with saxophone extraordinaire Shabaka Hutchings leading both outfits.

Full 2019 Line-up:

Roskilde Festival’s head of programme Anders Wahrén says:
“It feels great to finally present our programme, and Janelle Monáe is a crown jewel in a line-up I think bodes very well for our future.

Not only do we have a load of great young artists of all sizes and from all corners of the earth, we also see that many of them are more socially aware than ever.

From the music to the arts, debates and workshops, solidarity and activism is something that is reflected throughout our programme.”

Full festival tickets, which include camping, are currently priced at DKK 2100 (approx. £241).


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