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Hip-hop stars highlight Roskilde lineup release

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Hip-hop stars highlight Roskilde lineup release
With the full poster out, it's now time to get the flags ready and count down the days. Photo: Christian Hjorth/Roskilde Festival

All 166 acts for the 2015 Roskilde Festival were announced Thursday morning, completing a line-up that should particularly please fans of American hip-hop.

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The Roskilde Festival released its full 2015 lineup this morning, highlighted by hip-hop heavyweights Kendrick Lamar and Nicki Minaj. 
 
Other new acts included Ryan Adams, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, Die Antwoord, Einstürzende Neubauten, Foxygen, Africa Express and Perfume Genius.
 
The 85 new acts announced Thursday join previously-announced performers including Paul McCartney, Muse, Pharrell Williams, Mastodon and The War on Drugs. 
 
The big coup of the Thursday announcement was Kendrick Lamar, whose newly-released album To Pimp a Butterfly has been hailed by critics and set a single-day streaming record upon its release. 
 
With Lamar and Minaj joining Pharrell Williams and Run the Jewels, the 2015 edition of the Roskilde Festival is arguably more hip-hop-centric than previous editions, though fans of other genres should still find plenty to get excited about among the 166 acts that will play the festival. 
 
The festival’s video announcement can be seen here:

Festival organizers also announced this week that last year's edition set an all-time profit record off the strength of more than 100,000 tickets sold. The festival is a non-profit and donated its 26.7 million kroner profit to a variety of causes. 
 
Organizers said that lower clean-up costs played a major role in the record profit. 
 
The 2015 Roskilde Festival runs from June 27 - July 4, with the main musical acts performing over the last four days. Tickets are available now on the festival’s website. 
 
The full Roskilde poster. Click for larger version. 
 
 
 
 
 

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