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Faith No More and FKA Twigs to play Roskilde Festival 2020 + 30 Artist Additions

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.

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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.

Anderson .Paak takes the main stage!

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.

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.

Head of programme, Anders Wahrén, says:

“What is unique about this generation of artists is how fast they make their mark. Both artistically and when it comes to drawing attention. They quickly develop a huge reach. Artists like FKA Twigs, Anderson .Paak and Kacey Musgraves are important to music – but important voices for the young people as well. Along with the other additions to the line-up they set a new agenda in art.”

The 50th edition of Roskilde Festival will also feature a renowned name in contemporary art, British artist Martin Creed. In the centre of the festival site he will erect the monumental sculpture Understanding, a 15-metres long, rotating steel structure with the title of the work bent in red neon letters.

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)

50th Edition of Roskilde Festival

The first Roskilde Festival took place in 1971. Since then, it has grown into the largest festival in Northern Europe. The line-up for 2020 already includes Taylor Swift, Tyler, The Creator, Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Pusha-T, Alex Cameron, Deftones, TLC, The Whitest Boy Alive, Whitney, Mura Masa, Tropical Fuck Storm, CHAI and more.

  • Tickets can be purchased on roskilde-festival.dk
  • Full festival tickets are DKK 2250 (approx. EUR 302), including free access to camping.
  • One-day tickets are DKK 1100 (approx. EUR 148) – only a limited number available for each of the final four festival days.

Roskilde Festival 2020 lasts for eight days between Saturday 27 June and Saturday 4 July.

About Roskilde Festival:

Roskilde Festival is 100 % non-profit. All profits are donated to social and cultural charities by the Roskilde Festival Charity Society. The festival is right next to the Danish capital of Copenhagen and easily connected by train, bus and flight (Copenhagen Airport).

With more than 180 music acts in the line-up performing on eight stages and over 130,000 passionate music lovers gathered for a full week, Roskilde Festival is one of the most unique festival experiences in the world. A position the festival has held since the early 1970s.

The full festival journey in Roskilde is an eight-day exploration of music, artistic expression, delicious food, sustainability, love, community and party.

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