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Rosklide Festival 2019 Lineup

Roskilde Festival completes 2019 line-up with Janelle Monáe, Skepta, Vampire Weekend and 65 more artists

Other new names include Marina, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Maggie Rogers, Johnny Marr, Behemoth, Aldous Harding, DJ Koze, Sheck Wes, Saweetie, Weyes Blood and The Comet Is Coming

29 June – 6 July 2019 Denmark |Roskilde-festival.dk |

With 67 new artists – including 55 new music acts – the full line-up for Roskilde Festival, Northern Europe’s biggest festival, is now complete. 173 music acts in total will play the Danish non-profit festival. Today’s new additions will join the already announced The Cure, Bob Dylan, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Robyn, Christine and the Queens, Rosalía and many, many more.

From Ghana to Greenland, from New Zealand to Norway, from Jamaica to Japan, artists of all sizes from more than 30 different countries will play the big and the small stages. Festival-goers from all over the world will party together in the name of charity when they explore the diverse music and arts programme at Roskilde Festival 2019. When Janelle Monáe first played Roskilde Festival she called it the most amazing show she had ever played. The American is back, bigger and better than ever before after the release of her highly acclaimed Dirty Computer, mixing soul, funk, pop and Afrofuturism. A former mentee of Prince, Monáe doesn’t merely perform a persona, she embodies it. On her first releases, she became an android, inviting listeners into a world full of Afrofuturist magical realism. She has wowed critics in roles in Academy-nominated films, ”Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures”, so performing a character is natural stuff for this prodigy. Her album challenges social and sexual norms as well as traditional concepts of a woman’s role in the world. It’s also an album that celebrates those in marginalised communities.

Indie heroes, guitar gods and wonderful weirdos. Vampire Weekend have kept fans waiting for a new album for six years. Now they are finally back at Roskilde Festival, and this time they will be conquering the legendary main stage, the Orange Stage. Noel Gallagher returns with his High Flying Birds, and guitar lovers will be happy to see another British legend, Johnny Marr, presenting both solo material and The Smiths classics. Travis Scott favourite Sheck Wes, grime king Skepta and future star Saweetie will make hip-hop connoisseurs happy, while festival-goers looking for something heavier will rejoice in collective headbanging to acts such as Behemoth and Danish favourites Baest. Plenty of singer-songwriters are ready for their Roskilde debut: from Welsh popstar Marina and New Zealand hero Aldous Harding to folk-pop starlet Maggie Rogers and indie favourite Weyes Blood. Those favouring synthesizers, beats and samples will have plenty to look forward to with new announcements such as German darling DJ Koze, quirky Italian Giorgia Angiuli and noisy duo 700 Bliss consisting of DJ Haram and Moor Mother. A further exploration of the paths of weird will lead to Yves Tumor and the jazz adventures of The Comet Is Coming and Sons of Kemet XL, with saxophone hero Shabaka Hutchings leading both outfits.

Nordic talents ready for their Roskilde Festival debut- Roskilde Festival’s talent programme has also been completed with 32 new acts, representing the best new Nordic music. The new acts include Icelandic prodigy Auður, Norway’s Lil Halima, Swedish DIY rapper Z.E and Selma Judith, daughter of Lars von Trier and one of the most exciting new acts in Denmark, making emotional R&B while mastering the harpThey will join already announced upcoming Nordic acts such as Norway’s Brenn., Copenhagen techno duo Funeral Future and Ea Kaya, one of Denmark’s most promising Scandi-pop talents. These artists are all making waves in their home countries and internationally, ready to take things to the next level at Roskilde Festival. They follow in the footsteps of MØ, Silvana Imam, Icona Pop, Iceage, Susanne Sundfør and many others who played Roskilde Festival before their big breakthroughs. During the first three days of the festival, these stars of tomorrow will play the Rising and Countdown stages, both located in the centre of the non-profit festival’s huge camping city. Most of these acts will play to the biggest audience of their career so far.

Arts, activism and solidarity – and particle accelerators- Art, social engagement and music are inseparable and all part of the full experience at Roskilde Festival.Hundreds of artists, writers, scientists, speakers and architects will inspire contemplation, spark debate and surprise festival-goers. This year’s Arts & Activism programme includes a large-scale sculpture by renowned Swiss artist Claudia Comte and a performance by American artist Isabel Lewis. Hannah Tocicki Anbert will conduct a silent parade in the name of unproductivity, Søren Aagaard will set up a post-apocalyptic food truck and Japanese artist Tomoko Sauvage will transform water bowls into instruments, turning water into sound. As always, there will be plenty of street art at Roskilde Festival with a programme that includes Askew One, Bacon and Zusa. Bringing science to the festival experience, CERN and the Niels Bohr Institute will offer workshops enabling you to make a cloud or a your very own renewable charger as well as debates on topics such as future energy.

Roskilde Festival’s head of programme Anders Wahrén says: “It feels great to finally present our programme, and Janelle Monáe is a crown jewel in a line-up I think bodes very well for our future. Not only do we have a load of great young artists of all sizes and from all corners of the earth, we also see that many of them are more socially aware than ever. From the music to the arts, debates and workshops, solidarity and activism is something that is reflected throughout our programme.”

The schedule and a handful of acts are yet to be announced. The full arts programme will be out in the spring.

  • Tickets to Roskilde Festival are on sale on roskilde-festival.dk.

  • Full festival tickets are DKK 2100 (approx. EUR 282) (including free access to camping).

  • More artists will be announced soon.

  • A total of 180 acts will play the festival’s eight stages.

  • See more on roskilde-festival.dk

Roskilde Festival 2019 lasts for eight days between Saturday 29 June and Saturday 6 July.

About Roskilde Festival:

Roskilde Festival is 100% non-profit. All profits are donated to social and cultural charities by the Roskilde Festival Charity Society. The festival is right next to the Danish capital of Copenhagen and easily connected by train, bus and flight (Copenhagen Airport). With more than 180 music acts in the line-up performing on eight stages and over 130,000 passionate music lovers gathered for a full week, Roskilde Festival is among the most unique music festival experiences in the world. A position the festival has held since the early 1970s. The full festival journey in Roskilde is an eight-day exploration of music, artistic expression, delicious food, sustainability, love, community and party.

Stefflon Don Releases Mixtape ‘SECURE’

UK megastar STEFFLON DON announces the release of her long-awaited second mixtape ‘SECURE’. The tape comes in the wake of three incredible tracks that preempted its launch; “Lil Bitch (Intro)” – watch now, “What You Want ft. Future” – listen now and “Pretty Girl ft. Tiggs Da Author” – listen now which have racked up over 1.5m streams in the past week alone. ‘Secure’ is available now physically and via all digital platforms – buy now.

Since being announced as the first ever British female entrant in XXL’s annual “Freshman Class” and releasing the summer smash “Calypso” with Luis Fonsi (which has already seen the video top over 140m plays alone), Steff has been shut away way creating the incredible piece of work that is “Secure” – her second mixtape to be released via her own label 54 London. The tape, spans her eclectic tastes and talents, covers her harder rap stylings, Jamaican dancehall influences and the pure pop ability that stands her head and shoulders above every one of her peers. As well as Steff’s own outstanding talent, she also pulled from her wealth of supporters and brought together an incredible roster of international features including Future, DJ Khaled, Tiggs Da Author, Fekky and Sean Paul.

Last year, Steff went from strength-to-strength to cement her reputation as London’s most formidable young talent. From winning Best Female at the MOBO Awards to Best Newcomer at this year’s NME Awards, the East London star continued to defy expectations, managing to release both the gritty Skepta-featured track “Ding-A-Ling” as well as the anthemic dancehall of the Top 10 single “Hurtin’ Me”. Less than six months later and Steff has world domination firmly in her sights; releasing and featuring on several incredible singles including “Senseless” and “Cigarette feat. Raye & Mabel”, covering both ES Magazine and the last ever issue of NME, going platinum on “Hurtin’ Me” (1.5M+ singles sold) and making her US TV debut on James Corden‘s “The Late Show”. Her stats continue to impress with a monstrous 320M+ worldwide streams to date and 200m+ worldwide video views. With incredible performances at BBC Radio 1‘s Biggest Weekend and Capital’s Summertime Ball under her belt and recent collaborations with the likes of Drake, Quavo, Big Sean, Halsey, Raye, MC Fioti, Niska and Calvin Harris, there seems to be nothing that can stop Stefflon Don taking over the planet.

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STEFFLON DON ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW SINGLE SENSELESS

Last year, Stefflon Don went from strength-to-strength to cement her reputation as London’s most formidable young talent. From winning Best Female at the MOBO Awards to Best Newcomer at this year’s NME, the Clapton-raised star continued to defy expectations, managing to release both the gritty Skepta-featured track Ding-A-Ling as well as the anthemic dancehall of her debut single Hurtin’ Me (which saw the artist land her first top 10 single). Less than six months later and Stefflon Don has world domination in her sights; having recently covered both ES Magazine as well as the last ever issue of NME, gone platinum on Hurtin Me (1.5m singles sold), amassed a monstrous 225M worldwide streams. With recent collaborations with the likes of Future, Quavo, Big Sean, Halsey, Ne-Yo, Bebe Rexha, Jeremih, MC Fioti, Niska and Calvin Harris, there seems to be nowhere Stefflon Don can’t go.

Senseless builds and builds on what Stefflon Don fans love her for; insanely catchy pop hooks and her utterly unique Jamaican flow with a strong female point of view. The track is set to be inescapable this year and will no doubt catapult Stefflon Don even further into the global mainstream. This summer Stefflon Don will be joining G-Eazy on his upcoming UK tour as well as appearing at festivals across Europe, the UK and US including the Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend and Capital’s Summertime Ball.

Upcoming live dates:

May 26 – All Points East Festival, London, UK

May 27 – The Biggest Weekend, Swansea, UK

May 29 – O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK (supporting G-Eazy)

May 30 – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK (supporting G-Eazy)

June 1 – O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK (supporting G-Eazy)

June 3 – O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK (supporting G-Eazy)

July 10 – Slimߣs, San Francisco, USA

July 12 – Echoplex, Los Angeles, USA

July 14 – The Greatest Day Ever! Festival, The Bronx, USA

Aug 2 – Bestival, Dorset, UK

Aug 17 – Kylsaari, Helsinki, Finland

Aug 26 – SW4 Festival, London, UK

STEFFLON DON TOUR

STEFFLON DON

ANNOUNCES SELECT U.S. TOUR DATES

NAMED BEST NEW ARTIST AT 2018 NME AWARDS

Stefflon Don is the Bougie Star that Rap needs.

Continuing to make waves around the world, British-Jamaican rapper, singer, and songwriter Stefflon Don will touch down in July for a handful of intimate stateside performances.

The headline run kicks off July 10 at Slims in San Francisco, CA before rolling through Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA July 12, and concluding Greatest Day Ever Music & Arts Festival in Brooklyn, NY July 14.

Fans may access tickets early via a special pre-sale Thursday March 1 at 10am local time. General on-sale begins Friday March 2 at 10am local time.

Tickets are available: SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, BROOKLYN

This news comes hot on the heels of yet another milestone for the breakout talent. She just took home Best New Artist at the 2018 NME Awards following her Best Newcomer win at the MOBO Awards last month.

Repeatedly garnering widespread critical acclaim, Entertainment Weekly included her among its recent feature entitled, Meet the 8 artists who will rule 2018 Billboard detailed her rise in an extensive profile, and Apple Music pegged her as its first Up Next rising-star. Impressively, Stefflon Don’s gold-certified single Hurtin’ Me (feat French Montana) has garnered over 100 million streams and is one of Spotify’s Top 200 Listened-To Artists in the World.

Everything has set the stage for her forthcoming new mixtape coming this Spring. A dancehall diva, a grime gangsta, and royal rap renegade, she attracted collaborations and features with everyone from French Montana, Sean Paul,Jeremih, Charli XCX and Demi Lovato to Lil Yachty and Skepta in addition to sharing the stage with Migos, Future and Pusha T.

Stefflon Don surged onto the worldwide hip-hop scene in 2016. The artist’s debut Real Ting Mixtape announced her arrival with a bang snagging nods for BBC Sound of 2017 and i-D’s Class of 2017. Most recently she was hailed as YouTube’s Artist On The Rise, and one of three nominees for the prestigious Brits Critics Choice award.

A runway-ready force, tastemakers have unanimously applauded her fierce style and fiery fashion. Now, she’s primed to bring the culture to new heights in 2018.

Tour Dates

7/10 Slims, San Francisco, CA

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7/12 Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA

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7/14 Greatest Day Ever Music & Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

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EBENEZER RELEASES VISUAL FOR ‘ASK AROUND’

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Today, rising star Ebenezer releases his visual for his track ‘Ask Around’. Directed by Bafic (Mabel/Lily Allen) and his signature style, the video follows Ebenezer on a night out with his friends through a fly on the wall perspective around his city. The video premiered earlier today via The FADER and the song is available at all digital retailers.

‘If you ask around you’ll know we are the life of the party’

In a few short years Ebenezer has worked with the likes of Rejjie Snow, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign and Craig David. With the recent release of “Cliché” featuring PnB Rock, Ebenezer heightens his musical journey, by genre-bending his emotionally tinged R&B by combining it with trap, completely void of the usual pretence that’s flooded the genre. In a way, it could be described as conscious turn-up music.

Born in East London, Ebenezer spent most of his childhood at a cousin’s house in Hackney along with his brother and sister. While his mother was busy holding down three jobs, Ebenezer and his brother spent most of their free time listening to music, watching MTV Base and learning to produce.

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YUNGBLUD RELEASES NEW TRACK “TIN PAN BOY” 

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Yungblud releases his brand-new track “Tin Pan Boy” today via Locomotion / Geffen Records. The song is available HERE

The release of the nineteen-year-old, Yorkshire-born artist’s new track comes just days after he unveiled the official video for “I Love You, Will You Marry Me.”

Speaking about the inspiration of the new track, Yungblud says: “I spent most of my childhood on Denmark Street, Soho, London, it’s where I first picked up a guitar. At the moment there is a massive redevelopment going on which will eventually force a lot of independent businesses out of the area – I have a real connection to all the music and art stores and to see people trying to tear out its soul makes me super upset and really pissed off. FUCK THAT! Tin Pan Alley is where the foundations of British rock and roll and the pop music that we know today were built. Everyone from Jagger to Lennon to the Sex Pistols used to hang out there. To sit back and watch the transformation happen without saying something is not an idea that I’m into.” 

“Tin Pan Boy” once again shows off Yungblud’s unique blend of alternative rock: poetry, crunching guitar-hooks and energetic break beats – all brought together with his own fierce determination to make a serious dent in pop culture.

Yungblud recently wrapped a run of US dates. He will head out on a European tour, complete with six UK and Ireland dates, in early 2018. Find full dates below and ticket info here.

YUNGBLUD 2018 European dates:

January 4 Munich, Germany Muffat Winterfest

January 19 Groningen, Netherlands Eurosonic (Huize Maas – main)

January 21 Nijmegen, Netherlands Merelyn

January 22 Cologne, Germany Blue Shell

January 23 Berlin, Germany Musik und Frieden

January 25 Rotterdam, Netherlands Rotown

January 26 Hamburg, Germany Molotow Skybar

January 27 Utrecht, Netherlands Ekko

January 28 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg OZ

January 30 Norwich, UK Waterfront Studio

January 31 Birmingham, UK Sunflower Lounge

February 1 London, UK Thousand Island

February 2 Manchester, UK Jimmy’s

February 4 Sheffield, UK The Harley

February 5 Dublin, Ireland Whelans 
 
“…poised to go stratospheric. We might have seen the future, and it looks like Yungblud” – NME

“Yungblud scores a stone cold banger right out of the gate” – THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“A prescient call for young people to raise their voices during this period of political tumult…Killer” – CLASH MAGAZINE

“Start expecting big things from this Northern newcomer. We’re certain we’ve not seen the last of him…” – WONDERLAND MAGAZINE 



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JESSE PORSCHES RELEASES “THE WEEKEND” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

Up-and-coming Sydney DJ and producer Jesse Porsches releases the official video for his debut solo single, “The Weekend.” The glimmering dance pop jam enlists Sydney singer-songwriter Xavier Dunn on vocal duties (who himself had a breakout year in 2016 topping Spotify’s USA Viral Chart). View the video for “The Weekend”HERE. The track is also available for purchase and streaming via Astralwerks HERE.
A song about fleeting connection, acceptance of a short-lived love and a celebration that some relationships aren’t meant to be forever, “The Weekend” is a perfect anthem to send you running for the dancefloor.
 
 
The track’s release is accompanied by a new music video that was shot in Queensland’s stunning Burleigh Heads by the Jaen Collective video team. The clip echoes the fleeting moments of a young beachside romance and perfectly complements ‘The Weekend’ and its sweeping pop textures and Dunn’s ethereal vocals.
“We worked quite closely with the film crew across casting and locations to explore the themes visually. The video clip looks at a guy and girl who meet over a summer period, seemingly fall in love and then both move on with their lives.”
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Collaboration has been key to the creative process and success for Jesse Porsches. After co-producing the track “Sleepless,” the debut single by the one-and-only Flume, Jesse started his first duo Porsches in 2015 with Carl Fox, penning the breakthrough hit “Horses.” Porsches went on to tour nationally, both as a live band and as DJs, performing alongside superstars like Skepta, Tkay Maidza, Booka Shade and Tensnake, as well as at festivals like Splendour In The Grass and Beyond The Valley.
2017 saw the launch of his second duo, Super Cruela dual producer project with Adelaide’s Tigerilla. Their first release “November,” featuring the inimitable vocals of Lisa Mitchell, instantly gained traction across national Australian radio and international streaming services online – further reinforcing Jesse’s reputation as having a Midas touch.
 
Fresh from performing at Splendour In The Grass as part of Super Cruel, Jesse steps into the spotlight as a solo artist in his own right with “The Weekend.” He has just announced a run of live club shows that take in Thredbo, Adelaide, Wollongong and NSW Central Coast with more dates to be announced.