Roskilde Festival adds Muse and 19 others

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.

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
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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200 forgotten phones found after Roskilde Festival

The clean-up operation after the Roskilde music festival resulted in 200 cell phones being recovered.

200 forgotten phones found after Roskilde Festival
File photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

Festival guests who are no longer nursing hangovers, but still missing car keys, mobile phones or wristwatches can check whether their items are now in the storage room at Roskilde Police Station.

A van-full of lost property from the festival has now been delivered to police in the city, with around 200 mobile phones as well as jewellery, power banks and up to 50 bunches of keys.

“We hope that many festivalgoers will contact us regarding their lost items so we can return them as quickly as possible,” Central and West Zealand Police communications officer Camilla Schouw Broholm wrote in a press statement.

Due to the time taken to register all of the items, police recommend that people looking for belongings initially contact them by email.

It is a good idea to include specifications and descriptions of the lost items in the email, as well as a photo if possible, police said.

Lost keys and spectacles are an exception to this, with police advising festivalgoers to call in at the station so that lost property can be examined in person.

Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix

It could take up to three months for all the lost objects to be sorted and registered.

“We also have a lot of lost items with names on, so with these it’s easier to find the owner. Once these are have been registered, the owner will receive a message in their (secure digital email system) e-boks,” Broholm said to Ritzau.

“That also applies to telephones with IMEI numbers,” she added.

Up to 130,000 people attended last week’s Roskilde Festival, making the event temporarily Denmark’s fourth-largest city.

The festival generates over 2,000 tonnes of waste.

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