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Roskilde Festival adds Muse and 19 others

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Roskilde Festival adds Muse and 19 others
Fans should be able to expect over-the-top theatrics from Muse, shown here in Perth last year. Photo: enjosmith/Flickr
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A total of 20 new acts were announced on Thursday, including The War on Drugs and St Vincent, two American acts whose latest releases are currently battling it out on music sites worldwide for the title of the best album of 2014.
The Roskilde Festival lineup poster got a lot more crowded on Thursday with the addition of 20 new names, highlighted by the “grandiose stadium rock” act Muse, who will make their fifth appearance at the festival.
 
Also added was Philadelphia-based rock band The War on Drugs, whose album 'Lost in the Dream' is currently topping many music critic’s year-end lists, Swedish singer-songwriter The Tallest Man on Earth and American art-rock multi-instrumentalist St Vincent, whose self-titled album has also claimed the top spot on some critics’ year-end list. 
 
Black metal crossover band Deafheaven, Swedish psychedelic rockers Goat and Danish act Broken Twin, whom British music mag NME called “the most arrestingly beautiful songwriter we’ve heard in aeons” were also among the new additions. 
 
The festival had already announced a handful of acts, including Pharrell Williams, Lamb of God and Muse
 
“We have now revealed 30 acts out of 169 in total – and we're already embracing classic stadium rock, alternative pop, world music and the new generations in metal, electronica and hip-hop,” festival organizers said in a statement.   
 
The full list of new acts announced on Thursday is: Muse, St. Vincent, The Tallest Man On Earth, The War On Drugs, Av Av Av, Batida, Broken Twin, Dalhous, Deafheaven, Future Brown, Goat, Honningbarna, ILoveMakonnen, Kasai Allstars, Kate Tempest, Myrkur, OFF!, Pallbearer, Tropkillaz and Young Fathers.
 
The 2015 Roskilde Festival will begin on June 27th and run through July 4th, starting one day earlier in the week than normal

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