Roskilde Festival - Day Four
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Since 1971, Roskilde has brought tens of thousands of music fans to Denmark to form Northern Europe's biggest festival. With acts spanning the musical spectrum from rock, to hip-hop, to electronic, Roskilde has something for everyone.
We're happy to announce the full line-up for Roskilde Festival 2017! As always it shows our diverse profile, aiming to inspire and challenge by combining raw talent with more well-known artists.
77 new acts have been announced today! The additions include The XX, The Avalanches, Slowdive, Nicolas Jaar, Anthrax, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Halsey, Royal Blood, Icona Pop and Future Islands.
Expectations were already high with artists such as The Weeknd, Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire, Solange and A Tribe Called Quest confirmed to play Roskilde Festival 2017. With today’s additions, 173 acts from more than 30 countries are set to play the festival's eight stages.
The XX and the headliners of the future
Joining giants such as The Weeknd, Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire, graceful heavyweights The XX are more than ready to headline Roskilde Festival. Their acclaimed third album ‘I See You’ has secured them a global breakthrough, and the young trio – aged 26, 27 and 28 – will be playing to their biggest ever crowd in Scandinavia when they take on the iconic Orange Stage this summer.
The British band is one of several acts in the line-up who have proven early on in their careers that they are here to stay, including Lorde, Solange, Justice, Father John Misty, Halsey and Nicolas Jaar.
The rest of the line-up equally reflects this focus on the future: the Danish festival has long been known as a talent factory, presenting artists at an early stage. Many of the urban artists such as Princess Nokia, G-Eazy, Lil Uzi Vert and Bryson Tiller will be playing for the biggest crowds so far in their careers.
Last year, Danish act Phlake packed Rising – a stage dedicated to new, upcoming talents – to the brim. In 2017, they have the prestigious task of opening the Orange Stage. Norwegian Sigrid, Swedish DIY prodigy Shitkid, Icelandic aYia, Danish trio Irah and many other Nordic acts are ready to be catapulted to the next level with the help of the ever-curious audience at Roskilde Festival.
Female role models to challenge inequality
This year’s line-up offers several female artists who – apart from creating and delivering amazing music – fight for gender diversity, equality, civil rights and women’s rights.
Jenny Hval, Princess Nokia, Solange, Madame Gandhi, Discwoman, Alsarah & The Nubatones, Noga Erez, Elza Soares, Jah9 and Weyes Blood all use their music as a platform to inspire the audience to fight for equality. The strong role models can challenge and affect the imbalance in an industry with far fewer women than men on the stages.
Welcome back the legends!
This year’s Roskilde Festival is also an opportunity for young music fans to meet the acts that have been shaping music in the last couple of decades. Foo Fighters last visited the non-profit festival in 2005, and Arcade Fire and Justice both return for the first time in 10 years.
The masters of sampling, The Avalanches, enjoyed a remarkable comeback last year, releasing their long-awaited album ‘Wildflower’ a full 16 years after their groundbreaking debut album. Scottish noise-poppers The Jesus & Mary Chain just released their first album in 19 years, whereas Slowdive have had fans wait 22 years for their self-titled, third album that will be released this May. Metal heads can expect to be blown away by Anthrax, who have reclaimed the throne of thrash metal with last year’s 'For All Kings'.