Roskilde Festival close to a complete lineup
With the announcement of Post Malone, The Strokes, Megan Thee Stallion and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and a total of 134 names in the lineup, 2022 will be the year when Roskilde Festival can finally return with an extensive international music programme and a wealth of new musical trends from all over the globe.
Last autumn’s announcement of Dua Lipa, Tyler, The Creator, HAIM and St. Vincent has already set high expectations for Roskilde Festival number 50 in 2022.
Today’s announcement of 92 new music acts is not only the most comprehensive release in the festival’s history.
The currently 134 announced acts in the 2022 lineup are also a testament to 2022 being the year when 130,000 participants can finally explore Roskilde Festival’s cornucopia of international headliners, forward-thinking debutantes, activist art, strong communities and unexpected cultural trends from across the globe.
Favourite headliners bring generations together
With Post Malone on the Orange Stage, one of the Roskilde audience’s biggest wishes comes true. The 26-year-old American possesses a punk energy, and with huge pop hits like “Rockstar”, “Sunflower”, “Better Now” and “I Fall Apart” he appeals across generations.
Rap phenomenon Megan Thee Stallion is also one of the new headliners. She has been named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, and since she made a hit with the debut album Good News she has appeared side by side with names like Maroon 5, Lil Nas X and BTS.
The Strokes have not been in Denmark since they played on the Orange Stage in 2011, but this summer they can finally present the songs off their 2020 album The New Abnormal supplemented with generous picks from the back catalogue.
The godfather of hard rock and the angel voice of bluegrass, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, have previously played Roskilde Festival as solo acts – now they return as a duo. With the release of the album Raise the Roof, the two legends have resumed their collaboration since the Grammy-winning couple amazed and thrilled the music world with the hugely successful Raising Sand in 2007.
The concert with The Smile is not only a Danish premiere. The show will also be a reunion with Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead, who are the main forces behind the new band. Yorke and Greenwood have especially explored soundtracks and electronic music in their respective solo careers, but this time together they focus on a vital rock expression.Anders Wahrén, Roskilde Festival’s head of programming, says:
“It is fantastic to finally be able to announce a music programme that shows that Roskilde Festival can return with an international and forward-thinking lineup. Post Malone and Megan Thee Stallion are both dream bookings for us. They belong to a new and young generation of genre-breaking headliners who can bring together a huge audience across generations and musical tastes. Together with The Strokes, Dua Lipa, Tyler, The Creator and the other headliners, they will make sure that our festival-goers can finally meet in front of the Orange Stage for a historic celebration of festival number 50.”
Voices from around the globe
Corona put an end to travels and cultural encounters between the continents. But in 2022, 31 countries and a wealth of global styles and genre crosses are represented at Roskilde Festival.
From Cuban funk star Cimafunk and Pakistani neoclassical siren Arooj Aftab to Brazilian star guitarist Kiko Dinucci and Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara who presents an enchanting mix of pop and blues.
From Star Feminine Band consisting of girls from Benin aged 10 to 17, who sing about topics such as female genital mutilation, equality and female empowerment in six different languages, to Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe from Uganda, who brings a giant Ugandan wooden xylophone which is played by as many as eight people.
Anders Wahrén says:
We have done everything we can to bring many trends and tendencies from around the globe into this year’s lineup. We need, so to speak, to bring the world back together after the pandemic, and music plays a crucial role in this matter. The global perspective is also about mirroring the cultural and political agendas on subjects like anti-racism, LGBTQ+ rights and freedom of speech, which many artists take with them from all over the world and send from the stage to the audience.
More acts to make a debut at Roskilde
With 134 announced acts for Roskilde Festival 2022, the music booking is almost complete. But more acts will be added to the lineup in a few months.
Anders Wahrén says:
It has been difficult for the younger artists to position themselves in this corona era. Therefore, we will use this spring to go out and experience the very latest trends on national music scenes so that even more of the new and debuting artists in 2022 can find their way to this year’s festival.
The final music acts and a wealth of artists, activists and speakers will be added to the festival lineup later this spring.
Get an overview of today’s new announcements and read a further presentation of the music programme on roskilde-festival.dk
Full Festival Tickets to Roskilde Festival 2022 are sold out. One-day tickets for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday are available on roskil.de/tickets
Roskilde Festival takes place throughout eight days from Saturday 25 June to Saturday 2 July 2012.
Roskilde Festival 2022 is festival number 50. Since 1971, the festival has brought together generations of young people for the enjoyment of music, art and community. Roskilde Festival is organised by Roskilde Festival Charity Society and created by 30,000 volunteers. All profits from the festival are donated in full to humanitarian, non-profit and cultural work benefiting children and young people in particular. Over the years, Roskilde Festival has donated approximately EUR 54.9 million to charity.