Martin Horn Pedersen wrote: DukeofDK wrote:
Martin Horn Pedersen wrote: NIN would be so fucking awesome.
I hope they will book Comeback kid next now that they ignore them this year (played in Aalborg duing) the festival, they have a new album out soon.
Benal - danish hiphop act. Have played Countdown in 15, have put out a album in 16 and it working have new track on the way. A must book danish act for 18
Sum 41 - we need a big punk rock act after Blink 182 where BIIIIIB and that replacement where so wrong
I saw Sum 41 at Groezrock Festival a few years ago. It was painfully boring. This would be such an irrelevant booking, sorry Martin. Blink-182 was semi-
relevant due to the change in lineup. If Roskilde wants to book pop-punk, it shouldn't be these kind of bands, despite their popularity 15-20 years ago and the nostalgic feeling it would give the masses above age 25. It'd be more exciting if they booked the younger bands, like Slam-It does (despite my dislike towards their lineup). The Wonder Years and The Menzingers are prime examples of relatively popular bands within the punk/pop-punk genre, Menzingers especially due to their signing to Epitaph.
Also, I actually watched the last 20-30 minutes of The Hellacopters, it was actually a good show. Perhaps better than I'd imagine Blink would've done. But definitely not necessarily relevant to Blink fans, no.
Both Benal, Comeback Kid and especially NIN would be awesome next year, tho
I am sure The Wonder Years and The Menzingers would draw very very few ppl. I know you did´t like the Sum 41 at Groezrock, but when I look at youtube videos from there live show there is a lot of ppl and they look to have a great time. 13 Voices is a good album and have sold fine. And Dave Baksh is back in the band. So no DudeOfDK that you had a bad show dont make them irrelevant.
Nah, TWY and Menzingers aren't very popular in Denmark (although I'm pretty sure Menzingers sold out Beta 2 or 3 years ago, so that's decent). Neither are a million other modern pop-punk bands. Those two were just examples I personally happen to like, which are relatively popular in other countries. I'd just rather have three smaller good ones than Sum 41. But OK, I haven't heard Sum's latest album. Maybe it's really, really good. Maybe they ARE relevant - in that case, pardon my French. So my statement is a long stretch, definitely based on their boring performance last year (I wasn't the only one who thought it was a chore to sit through, tho). So let me rephrase "irrelevant" to just "boring and uninspiring", yeah. But of course there was a lot of people, I don't question Sum 41's popularity at Groezrock nor around people aged 20+ ish.
With that said, I think I've kind of accepted that Roskilde won't book that many punk bands from the whole "Groezrock / Fest // Punk Rock Holiday" Pool that aren't post-punk (Idles, Priests, Savages, etc.). But if they do
start - which they did this year, courtesy of Blink - I think it's a darn shame if they just book them, Green Day, Sum 41, etc. (I know they've been booked previously) instead of tapping the huge amount of less popular bands. There are so many innovative, small artists within the genre who are doing so much more to push the boundaries. And pushing boundaries is definitely one of Roskilde Festival's core competences.