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Roskilde adds Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant

Bob Dylan, Rosalía and Robert Plant join acts including the Cure and Christine and the Queens at this year’s Roskilde Festival

By Anna Grace on 28 Feb 2019

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Roskilde Festival 2018

image © Peter Troest

Danish non-profit festival Roskilde has added 32 new acts to its 2019 line-up, including Bob Dylan, Catalan star Rosalía and Led Zeppelin icon Robert Plant.

More than 180 artists will play at this year’s Roskilde Festival (85,000-cap.), taking place from 29 June to 7 July. The new additions join previously announced acts including the Cure, Christine and the Queens, Jorja Smith, Jon Hopkins and Cardi B.

Roskilde Festival 2018 won line-up of the year at the European Festival Awards in January.

Nobel Prize-winning Dylan will play with his band on Wednesday 3 July, returning to the festival for the first time since 2006.

“Few artists have had such a profound influence on music and popular culture as Bob Dylan,” says head of programme Anders Wahrén. “To many of our young festivalgoers, this will be their first chance to witness an artist who has changed the course of music as much as he has.”

Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant brings his band the Sensational Space Shifters to Roskilde this year, mixing world music, psychedelic folk and American blues, as well as playing some Led Zeppelin classics.

“Few artists have had such a profound influence on music and popular culture as Bob Dylan”

Catalan singer Rosalía also appears on the bill.

“Rosalía is a perfect example of a pop star who makes global pop music in an age when genre and language barriers mean less. The way she  effortlessly mixes classic flamenco with pop and hip-hop is testament to her brilliance and the curiosity of millions of listeners out there,” says Wahrén.

Wahrén adds that “it’s crucial for us to present a line-up with great music from all over the world.”

The newest artists to feature on the Roskilde line-up span 16 countries. Greenland rock band Nanook, Iranian pop star Liraz, Brazilian rap jazz artist Tássia Reis and Belize’s Garifuna Collective make up some of the eclectic mix.

New acts have also been added to the festival’s Nordic talent programme and arts and activism programme.

Tickets for Roskilde 2019 are on sale now, with tickets costing £240 (2,100 DKK), including free access to camping.


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