Denmark’s largest music festival Roskilde has announced that the American band The Red Hot Chilli Peppers (RHCP) will be headlining the 2016 festival.
The RHCP first performance at Roskilde was in 1996 and it will be the first time since 2007 that the band will grace the festival's stage.
The band has sold over 80 million albums worldwide, and the release of their 11th studio album is scheduled for the same year they return to Roskilde.
“There have been persistent rumours about the return of RHCP for a long, long time. We’re thrilled that they finally turned out to be true. We’ve been told that they can’t wait to come back to play, living up to – and underlining – their status as a legendary rock act”, Anders Wahren, Head of Programme, said in a recent press release.
The RHCP last performance at Roskilde in 2007 received poor reviews from critics and audiences alike. Talking to DR, Roskilde Program Manager Donald Wahren reassured festival goers that;
“When they played in Herning in 2011, they received a really good response from both audiences and critics, so there is nothing to suggest that poor concerts have been a recurring phenomenon.”
Other internationally acclaimed acts such as Courtney Barnett, Mac De Marco and Action Bronson have already been confirmed for Roskilde 2016.
The Aarhus based festival Northside announced that indie-rock artist Beck will be headlining next year. He will be joining confirmed artists Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lukas Graham, Bernhoft, Minds of 99 and Malk De Koijn in 2016.
The Tinderbox festival, based in Odense, also announced last week that the German Industrial metal band Rammstein will be headlining the festival on Funen. The festival has promised that the German band will be joined by another International headliner in 2016, yet to be announced.