Every year, Danish non-profit festival Roskilde brings the world’s most exciting acts to Scandinavia for one of Europe’s biggest celebrations of music. FACT picks 11 acts you can’t miss at this year’s event.

Established way back in 1971, Denmark’s Roskilde Festival is one of Europe’s most unique events. It attracts over 100,000 music fans per year and unlike many other festivals, is committed to highlighting the world’s most unique artists and bringing together diverse communities.

This year, Roskilde has made a point of focusing on equality and highlighting gender diversity and the lineup is looking better than ever. There’s Solange, A Tribe Called Quest, Justice and The Weeknd propping up the main stage and it doesn’t stop there. Discwoman, Nas, Nicholas Jaar, Slowdive, Circuit Des Yeux, Anthrax, Julia Jacklin, Clams Casino, Kano, Priests are all set to play and there’s plenty more on top.

FACT has pored through the lineup with a fine tooth comb and chosen 11 acts you need to see.

Purchase tickets and check out the full lineup at the Roskilde Festival site.


Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen’s fusion of jangling folk, glam pop and whimsical Americana has had us frothing at the mouth for years. Bring a box of tissues, it’s gonna be emotional.


A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

It’s A Tribe Called Quest; they released one of the best albums of last year; they’re great live; it’s going to be explosive; job done.


Bjarki

Bjarki

We plopped Icelandic techno boyo Bjarki into our FACT Rated series last year. If you like no nonsense beats with a bit of an edge, he’s yer man.


Botany

Botany

Botany’s spiritual jazz opus Deepak Verbera was one of our favorite albums of 2016 – we can only imagine how it sounds live. Smokers’ delight.


Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

Atlanta legend Gucci Mane shouldn’t need any introduction at this point. Go, scream for ‘Lemonade’, enjoy. Doowit.


Hieroglyphic Being

Hieroglyphic Being

There’s a damn good reason why Jamal Moss is so respected for his performances. There aren’t many contemporary musical experiences this psychedelic and forward-facing. Turn up and tune in.


Jenny Hval

Jenny Hval

Last year’s Blood Bitch was Norwegian artist Jenny Hval’s finest to date (and FACT’s album of the year). You shouldn’t need any more convincing.


Lil Uzi Vert

Lil Uzi Vert

He might be the enemy of old school rap heads from Hackney to Williamsburg, but Lil Uzi Vert knows how to rock a stage. This will be worth it just to hear ‘Money Longer’ on a giant system.


Popcaan

Popcaan

Who better than Jamaican breakout star Popcaan to usher in the summer? Dancehall is bubbling through the pop charts right now, so go straight to the source.


Solange

Solange

There’s no excuse for missing Solange if you happen to be in Roskilde this year. A Seat At The Table was perfect, its visual accompaniments were perfect – the show will be a sight to behold.


Young M.A.

Young M.A.

One of the most exciting NYC breakouts for years, Young M.A. is an artist you need to see before she hits the next level.

Purchase tickets and check out the full lineup at the Roskilde Festival site.

FACT is media partners with Roskilde Festival

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