Roskilde Festival adds 18 names to 2016 line-up

The Roskilde Festival revealed another batch of names on Wednesday, led by New Order and Wiz Khalifa.

Roskilde Festival adds 18 names to 2016 line-up
US rapper Wiz Khalifa. Photo: PR
Veteran English band New Order will make their fourth Roskilde appearance next summer, more than three decades after first playing the venerable Danish festival. 
“New Order have enjoyed a brilliant comeback with their latest album. We consider them good friends of the festival after their performances in 1984, 1993 and 2002, and we can’t wait to see them deliver their groundbreaking classics and their unique combination of stadium and club music,” Roskilde Festival’s head of programme, Anders Wahrén, said. 
The festival also announced that Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa will make his second Roskilde appearance. 
“We know how much urban music means to our audience, and this summer we saw how both Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar rocked our biggest stage. We believe that Wiz Khalifa is approaching the height of his popularity, and he’s one of the artists that most people specifically requested to see at Roskilde Festival,” Wahrén said.
Other highlights of Wednesday’s line-up additions included English indie band Foals, Sheffield-based metalcore act Bring Me the Horizon and the California band Sleep, dubbed the “the ultimate stoner-rock band” by the Guardia. 
The new names join previously-announced acts such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Action Bronson. Organizers expect to announce a total of 175 different acts by the time the 2016 Roskilde Festival gets underway in June. 
The full list of Wednesday’s announcement:
Wiz Khalifa (US)
New Order (UK)
Foals (UK) 
Bring Me The Horizon (UK)
Sleep (US)
Skepta (UK)
Vince Staples (US) 
Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra (DE)
Aurora (NO)
Bisse (DK)
Blick Bassy (CM)
Cate Le Bon (UK)
Dusky (UK)
Hayden James (AU)
Pat Thomas (GH)
Odesza (US)
Tsjuder (NO)
Twitching Tongues (US)

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Six months later, Roskilde Festival death remains a mystery

Mid and West Zealand Police said on Thursday that investigators have been unable to determine the why a 20-year-old Copenhagen woman died at last summer’s Roskilde Festival.

Six months later, Roskilde Festival death remains a mystery
The young woman died in her tent. Photo Bobby Anwar
Police said that it has been ruled out that the woman was the victim of a crime and that there were no traces of alcohol, drugs or any type of poisoning in her body. 
The woman died on July 2nd in her tent at Roskilde Festival, which is Denmark’s largest and oldest music festival. 
A friend sleeping in the same tent noticed that the 20-year-old was having difficulty breathing and along with others helped get the woman out of the tent. They attempted to perform first aid and responders rushed the woman to the hospital. 
At the time, police said that “everything points to this being an isolated incident” but six months later there is no further clarity on what actually happened. 
“We consider the case closed. We have unfortunately been unable to figure out what she died from,” police spokesman Carsten Andersen told TV2 News.