Roskilde Festival announces 32 names for 2021 edition

 Roskilde Festival announces 32 names for 2021 edition
  • The 50th edition of Northern Europe’s largest festival will now take place from 26 June – 3 July 2021.
  • Today’s announcement presents the ever-inventive Tyler, The Creator and FKA twigs, and Thom Yorke will play a Scandinavian-exclusive concert at Roskilde Festival in 2021.
  • A total of 32 music acts are ready for next year’s lineup at the Danish non-profit festival – including two brand-new ones.

Roskilde Festival, Northern Europe’s largest festival, today unveils the first acts confirmed for the music programme at the festival’s 50th edition, which will now take place next year, from 26th June – 3rd July 2021. 

Festival-goers at the 50th edition of the Danish non-profit festival can look forward to experiencing the ever-experimental multi-talent Tyler, The Creator on the Orange Stage, and British artist FKA twigs will bring her sonic adventurousness, underlining why she’s one of the most important voices of her generation right now. Both acts were in the lineup this year, and like Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, they will be re-booked for Roskilde Festival 2021.

In addition, R&B icons TLC will play at the festival. In the 90s, they conquered the charts with singles like ‘Waterfalls’ and ‘No Scrubs’, and in 2021 they will play their first concert in Denmark. The Whitest Boy Alive, fronted by the charismatic Norwegian Erlend Øye, will also be a part of the programme when they play their only Scandinavian concert at Roskilde Festival in 2021.

Two brand-new additions

Today’s announcement also includes two music acts who were not on the poster this year. Norwegian black metal pioneers in Mayhem will arrive at Roskilde Festival with the album ‘Daemon’ from 2019. The group helped define the black metal genre in the late 80s and early 90s.

Also new on the bill is English super producer Floating Points. Behind the name is the critically acclaimed electronic composer Sam Shepherd. He visits Roskilde Festival 2021 with a late-night concert where anything can happen.

Roskilde Festival’s head of programme, Anders Wahrén, says:“For us it has been important to invite some of the acts back whom we believe will be both significant and top-notch next year. Tyler, The Creator and FKA twigs are two central players because they are two younger artists who are constantly working with their own sound and renewing the concert format. Their concerts always bring about new experiences.”

“The music programme at Roskilde Festival 2021 will not mirror the festival that should have been because we cannot and will not copy the full programme. Right now, there is a pandemic and racism is on the global agenda. Historically, big agendas also make their way into the arts, which is why, of course, we keep part of the programme open to bring new, relevant names into play.”

32 acts added today:

  • TYLER, THE CREATOR (US)
  • THOM YORKE TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES (UK)
  • AFRICA EXPRESS PRESENTS IN C MALI (INT)
  • FKA TWIGS (UK)
  • FLOATING POINTS (UK)
  • MAYHEM (NO)
  • MOSES SUMNEY (US)
  • THOMAS HELMIG (DK)
  • TLC (US)
  • THE WHITEST BOY ALIVE (NO/DE)
  • AK DAN GWANG CHIL (KR)
  • CATE LE BON (UK)
  • CHAI (JP)
  • DANISH STRING QUARTET & DREAMERS’ CIRCUS (DK)
  • GIRL IN RED (NO)
  • GYEDU-BLAY AMBOLLEY (GH)
  • HIGH ON FIRE (US)
  • HOLLY HERNDON (US)
  • KELLY LEE OWENS (UK)
  • LAND OF KUSH (CA/EG)
  • LINGUA IGNOTA (US)
  • THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA (SE)
  • THE NO ONES (NO/US)
  • OBJECT BLUE (DJ) (CN)
  • OLD MAN GLOOM (US)
  • RWAYSS (MA)
  • SAMPA THE GREAT (AU)
  • SENI REAK JUARTA PUTRA (ID)
  • SICARIA SOUND (DJ) (UK)
  • TARRUS RILEY FEAT. DEAN FRASER & BLACK SOIL BAND (JM)
  • USTAD SAAMI (PK)
  • YOLA (UK)

Roskilde Festival 2020 reemerges

You just have build it yourself

The big events this summer are cancelled but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy the festival community through the music, art and food with your friends. On Saturday 4th July, what would have been the final day of Roskilde Festival 2020, the Danish non-profit event encourages participants from all around the world to create their own festival at home. Just like the main festival, tickets and merchandise will be available for ‘Roskilde Festival – do it yourself‘, with profits given in full to initiatives that give young people a voice and strengthen young people’s communities.

Read more about ‘Roskilde Festival – do it yourself‘.

Roskilde Festival is organised by Roskilde Festival Charity Society and is created every year by 30,000 volunteers. All profits from the festival are donated to humanitarian, non-profit and cultural work for the benefit of children and young people in particular. Since the beginning of the 70s, Roskilde Festival has donated over EUR 55 million.

Read more about who received donations from the profits from Roskilde Festival 2019 here.

Full Festival Tickets for Roskilde Festival 2021 are sold out. This autumn, the remaining one-day tickets will be put up for sale.