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The full line-up is ready with 173 acts
77 acts have been added to the Roskilde Festival 2017 line-up, which includes 173 artists from more than 30 countries.

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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'.

The 73 new acts are:

THE XX

ANTHRAX
THE AVALANCHES
FUTURE ISLANDS
HALSEY
ICONA POP
THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
NICOLAS JAAR
RESIDENTE
ROYAL BLOOD
THE SAVAGE ROSE
SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 feat. YASIIN BEY
SLOWDIVE

'68
75 DOLLAR BILL
ACID ARAB
ALEX CAMERON
ALSARAH & THE NUBATONES
AUTHOR & PUNISHER
AYIA
BABY WOODROSE
BAIANASYSTEM
BASOKIN
BICEP
BOTANY
CANCER
CIRCUIT DE YEUX
DEBASHISH BHATTACHARYA
DISCWOMAN (UMFANG + DJ HARAM + VOLVOX)
EMIL STABIL
FIRST HATE
HAMID EL KASRI GNAOUA ENSEMBLE feat. JUSTIN ADAMS
HAMILTON LEITHAUSER
HUN SOLO
IBAAKU
IDLES
IFRIQIYYA ELECTRIQUE
JAH9
JANKA NABAY & THE BUBU GANG
JULIA JACKLIN
KAREN ELSON
KARL WILLIAM
KREPT & KONAN
KSIĘŻYC
LA MAMBANEGRA
LIL UZI VERT
LORENZO WOODROSE
MAMMÚT
NOGA EREZ
NOISIA ‘OUTER EDGES’
NONAME
OATHBREAKER
PHLAKE
SHAME
SIGRID
WEYES BLOOD
AARON LEE TASJAN

RISING & COUNTDOWN (25-27 June):

ARY
BARSELONA
BOGFINKEVEJ
CAIUS
FARVEBLIND
HATER
IRAH
KORNÉL KOVÁCS
THE LOVE COFFIN
MATTIS
ML BUCH
MONTI
NATJAGER
NORÉLL
PARDANS
POM POKO
PURPURRPURPLE
SIBIIR
SKOTT
SOLID BLAKE
VÆRKET
I'm really psyched about especially Royal Blood and the Avalanches. But...

Booooooooooooooooooooooriiiing
Oathbreaker, The Xx, Anthrax, Jesus And The Mary Chain, Icona Pop, Future Islands and Slowdive are additions I'd like to see. The Avalanches and Royal Blood I still need to check out some more. The poster release just made my schedule even more packed. Pretty good line-up this year.
I didn´t see Future Islands the first time around so this will hopefully be my time.
I love most of the new additions. This year the line up is very well balanced in the end. A good mix of new things and old school things in all genres. This is why I love Roskilde (and why I complain when they don't reach this point, last year was a bit disappointing).

Can't wait this 80 days left to come.
Great addititions for me. Anthrax, Avalanches, Nicolas Jaar, Seun Kuti and Noname caught my eye on the first glimpse and now I´m digging deeper and Residente (if he has a band with him as promised) seems like a must-see.

I´m happy so far.
btw according to Ekstra Bladet we will get a handfull of names in the coming months.
Besides the fact that The XX are amazing live (is Solange and XX enough for Thursdag?), the reveal had no "wow"-oldie headliner effect. But other than that, some amazing additions.

'68 is going right to the spank bank. Never seen Scogin live, but fuck I'm looking forward to this. If you're into Royal Blood but could use that extra energy and hardcore-vibe, look no further than these guys debut album!

Slowdive are amazing both on record and live. Absolute must!

Oathbreaker is paving the way for alternative black metal. Somewhere between Deafheaven and Myrkur. "Rheia" is amazing!

J&MC is going to be good, didn't buy a ticket for their Copenhagen show so excited they're playing. Furthermore, this is a good time for me to get into The Avalanches.

Anthrax are always fun live, and supposedly they played the perfect show in Copenhagen last month. Look out for that beer coming for your head!

Furthermore, 2xWoodrose, Icona Pop, Sean Kuti, Future Islands are all great additions. Looking forward to a stacked program!
I feel so old reading that long list of names and not knowing hardly any.
Still hyped for Natjager, 2xWoodrose and Savage Rose. And all the new names that will blow my mind when I stumble across them on the festival site.
at first glance:
not very impressed. more and more of what i see as easy listening radio pop acts
wednesday:
i see that justice and weekend are huge, but don't like them. would have seen blink
thursday:
no big names, but i bet Savage rose will get a big crowd, and it looks like People are fond of royal blood (but they don't even have a full lenght album yet?). and i thought hun solo was a clever band name.
Friday:
foo fighters, den sorte skole and trentemøller (but didn't he play last year?). i don't like that Roskilde ALWAYS has one of the kuti People as their Northern african alibi. there must be other Music there.
saturday:
don't get why Arcade fire are so big, but i know they are. a tribe called quest is a cool booking and for me that's this years "old timer/legend". for their genre they are. anthrax are also a cool booking, but in big letters? they will only fill arena because of the lack of other big metal/rock bands this year.

rock/metal wise:
wednesday: blink182, a day to remember, red fang: OK
thursday: blood command, pig destroyer: not impressed
Friday: foo fighters, against me!: not good when there are 50 acts this day
saturday: anthrax, neurosis, sort sol, kellermench: OK, last day but 3 bigger names


of course there are always a few brilliant acts i don't know about in the smaller letters, but the bigger names: meh
On first look I was very disappointed but on second look I'm less, but still quite underwhelmed, I'll probably end up liking loads when I dig through it though.

2x Woodrose and Savage Rose is cool. Nicolas Jaar was amazing as part of Darkside (one of my best concerts, ever), but haven't listened to his solo stuff. Anthrax would be fun for metal nostalgia and The Avalanche sounds cool on first few listens.

All in all an okay programme I guess, still feels like it is missing a few real musts for me

Edit: Listening through the official playlist I think Future Islands and Royal Blood will be decent as well.
Haha didn´t know Yasiin Bey was Mos Def, silly me.
At first glance I was also underwhelmed - but then I remembered that I am always underwhelmed at the final poster. I was hoping for more of the alternative/indie acts playing other european festivals. However, I realized that the line up was packed with awesome 'world' music and now I am very happy with it. The 'genre' is very diverse this year, with both traditional acts (to please Wallu) but also with a lot of fusion music, which blends the traditional with other genres (from psych/kraut- and post-rock to hip-hop and electro).

(hed) wrote: [...]i don't like that Roskilde ALWAYS has one of the kuti People as their Northern african alibi. there must be other Music there.


I don't buy it. First, I would probably catagorise the Kutis as Western Africa, and they usually have several bands from this region in the line up - fx. from Mali. This year, we have Seun Kuti from Nigeria and some band from Senegal. Secondly, if we look at Northern Africa, Roskilde has likewise booked several bands from this region, especially Marocco and Tunisia. I think we have 4 bands or something from these countries this year alone. I really think (and like) that Roskilde books such diverse bands from Africa and I don't think they deserve to be discredited in this manner. However, if you do not like that they book the same act 3 times in 10 years, that is another discussion. There are bands that I agree with are booked a little too soon and a little too often...
I like the more difficult stuff as well, it doesn´t have to be just traditional world music for me. It just that we didn´t have any of that traditional stuff before this announcement. So, I´m very glad that Seun Kuti is coming, even though some may say it´s too soon.

I have at least 4 must-sees in today´s bands (Noname, Seun Kuti, La Mambanegra and Residente), so I´m very happy. Haven´t even checked all the bands through yet. Lots of weird stuff out there too, which might start to interest me more once I dig deeper into the program. It will once again be a great celebration of music of all kinds. Just love all the new stuff they keep bringing us every year.
Toxoman wrote: At first glance I was also underwhelmed - but then I remembered that I am always underwhelmed at the final poster. I was hoping for more of the alternative/indie acts playing other european festivals. However, I realized that the line up was packed with awesome 'world' music and now I am very happy with it. The 'genre' is very diverse this year, with both traditional acts (to please Wallu) but also with a lot of fusion music, which blends the traditional with other genres (from psych/kraut- and post-rock to hip-hop and electro).

(hed) wrote: [...]i don't like that Roskilde ALWAYS has one of the kuti People as their Northern african alibi. there must be other Music there.


I don't buy it. First, I would probably catagorise the Kutis as Western Africa, and they usually have several bands from this region in the line up - fx. from Mali. This year, we have Seun Kuti from Nigeria and some band from Senegal. Secondly, if we look at Northern Africa, Roskilde has likewise booked several bands from this region, especially Marocco and Tunisia. I think we have 4 bands or something from these countries this year alone. I really think (and like) that Roskilde books such diverse bands from Africa and I don't think they deserve to be discredited in this manner. However, if you do not like that they book the same act 3 times in 10 years, that is another discussion. There are bands that I agree with are booked a little too soon and a little too often...


Do not hate on the Kuti-booking! Seun Kuti with Femi Kuti was maybe a top 3 concert in my life last time they played Roskilde in 2011 (6 years ago!). Furthermore it is in a pretty unique collaboration with Mos Def. Love it :D
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