The Roskilde Festival kickstarted the 2015 summer music festival cycle on Tuesday with the announcement of nine acts highlighted by American metal band Lamb of God’s first ever appearance at the festival.
In addition to the Virginia-based metallers, the festival announced that Danish prog-pop band Mew would play Roskilde as its only Danish festival gig in what could be seen as a subtle dig at the promoters behind the newly-announced Odense festival Tinderbox. Mew is represented by the Danish booking agency Beatbox, which Roskilde and a handful of other festivals are planning to blacklist over the agency’s “dual role” at Tinderbox.
Danish hip-hop group Suspekt was also announced on Tuesday, with organisers promising “a late-night celebration on Orange Stage”.
The other names included in the first batch of announcements for the 2015 festival were electronic artists Rustie and Dixon, blues rock act Dolomite Minor, singer Khaira Arby from Timbuktu, avant-garde string quartet Kronos Quartet and Brooklyn metal band Tombs.
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Tickets for the 2015 Roskilde Festival went on sale on Tuesday in what marks the earliest ever opening of sales for the iconic Danish festival.
The 2015 Roskilde Festival will begin on June 27th and run through July 4th, starting one day earlier in the week than normal.