Bruno Mars to headline Denmark’s Roskilde Festival

American hit machine and five-time Grammy winner Bruno Mars will appear on the Roskilde Festival’s famous Orange Stage next summer.

Bruno Mars to headline Denmark’s Roskilde Festival
Bruno Mars. Photo: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP/Ritzau

Roskilde Festival on Thursday released a selection of the total of 175 names expected to play at next year’s edition of the event – a list including the US superstar, known for hits such as Grenade and Uptown Funk.

“We have a package of treats in which Bruno Mars is probably the biggest name and will probably resonate most with those that follow us,” the festival’s programme director Ander Wahrén told Ritzau.

Mars played earlier this year at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena at a sold-out concert that received an enthusiastic response from both fans and reviewers.

His appearance at Roskilde in 2018 will be his first at the festival.

“He is one of the top-selling artists of all time, even though he’s only in his early thirties.

“He is also a fantastic performer, who delivers a live show from another planet,” Wahrén said.

The programme also includes a name that will excite fans of Danish music.

67-year-old singer-songwriter C.V. Jørgensen, who has appeared at the festival numerous times since 1977 and most recently in 2010, returns next year.

Wahrén said that Mars and Jørgensen were not aimed at different demographics attending the festival.

“We often see young guests wanting to see some of the older artists on the programme, because older artists have sown the seed for much of the music we listen to now,” he said.

Roskilde Festival 2018 takes place from 30th June to 7th July next year. Tickets go on sale on November 15th.

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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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