The Danish Roskilde festival has by now of course become legendary. The biggest festival in northern Europe, it was created at the beginning of the seventies by a couple of mates from school and has run since then as a non-profit organisation dedicated to the “development and support of music, culture and humanism”. Lofty ideals. Aren’t the Danish nice!
This year the tickets have already all sold out, with only a bunch of one-day tickets still available, so if it’s something you fancy, jump on it!
Biggest acts confirmed for the festival this year are Gorillaz, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Nine Inch Nails, Eminem, and Bruno Mars, with other brilliant bands including Massive Attack, My Bloody Valentine, David Byrne, St. Vincent, Cardi B, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli), Charlotte Gainsbourg, Fleet Foxes, Fever Ray, and Interpol.
Also playing are Khalid, Dua Lipa, Vince Staples, Danny Brown, Mike Skinner (of The Streets), Joey Bada$$, Four Tet, Mogwai, Ben Frost, Descendents, Young Fathers, First Aid Kit, Touche Amore, Dead Cross, Oh Sees, Preoccupations, Stormzy, Clutch, Chelsea Wolfe, Laurel Halo, (Sandy) Alex G, The Hunna, Superorganism, and Nathan Fake, among others.
And everyone’s favourite recently-released political prisoner Chelsea Manning will be giving a talk about rights and personal engagement.
But don’t despair: indieBerlin is giving away one free ticket, with a couple of goodies to take with you including a hip flask to keep you warm (it’s north, right?). Write to win (at) indieberlin.de for the chance to win!
Photo by Christian Hjorth
Noel Maurice is one of the founders of indieberlin. Originally from the UK via a childhood in Johannesburg, he has been resident in Berlin since 1991. Describing himself as a ‘recovering musician’, he is the author of The Berlin Diaires, a trilogy detailing the East Berlin art and squat scene of the early 90s, available on Amazon and through this site.