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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.

RE-ENGINEERING HUMANITY

Everyday new warnings emerge about artificial intelligence rebelling against us. All the while, a more immediate dilemma flies under the radar. Have forces been unleashed that are thrusting humanity down an ill-advised path, one that’s increasingly making us behave like simple machines?

Have a look at the book’s website.

About the Authors

Brett Frischmann is The Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics at Villanova University. He is also an affiliated scholar of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and a trustee for the Nexa Center for Internet & Society, Politecnico di Torino. He has published foundational books on the relationships between infrastructural resources, governance, commons, and spillovers.

Evan Selinger is Professor of Philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he is also the Head of Research Communications, Community, and Ethics at the Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, and Creativity. A Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum, his primary research is on the ethical and privacy dimensions of emerging technology. Selinger is a prolific writer and his next anthology is The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy, co- edited with JulesPolontesky and OmerTene (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018). A strong advocate of public philosophy, he regularly writes for magazines, newspapers, and blogs, including The Guardian, The Atlantic, Slate, and Wired.

Advance Praise Re-Engineering Humanity

Frischmann and Selinger provide a thoroughgoing and balanced examination of the tradeoffs inherent in offloading tasks and decisions to computers. By illuminating these often intricate and hidden tradeoffs, and providing a practical framework for assessing and negotiating them, the authors give us the power to make wiser choices.

Nicolas Carr, author of The Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us, from the Foreword

Re-Engineering Humanity brings a pragmatic if somewhat dystopic perspective to the technological phenomena of our age. Humans are learning machines and we learn from our experiences. This book made me ask myself whether the experiences we are providing to our societies are in fact beneficial in the long run.

Vint Cerf, Co-Inventor of the Internet

Frischmann and Selinger deftly and convincingly show why we should be less scared of robots than of becoming more robotic, ourselves. This book will convince you why it’s so important we embed technologies with human values before they embed us with their own. Douglas Rushkoff, author of Present Shock, Program or Be Programmed, and Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus.

Everybody is suddenly worried about technology. Will social media be the end of democracy? Is automation going to eliminate jobs? Will artificial intelligence make people obsolete? Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger boldly propose that the problem isn’t the rise of ‘smart’ machines but the dumbing down of humanity. This refreshingly philosophical book asks what’s lost when we outsource our decision-making to algorithmic systems we don’t own and barely understand. Better yet, it proposes conceptual and practical ways to reclaim our autonomy and dignity in the face of new forms of computational control.

Astra Taylor, author of The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Control in the Digital Age

A magnificent achievement. Writing in the tradition of Neil Postman, Jacque Ellul and Marshall McLuhan, this book is the decade’s deepest and most powerful portrayal of the challenges to freedom created by our full embrace of comprehensive techno-social engineering. A rewarding and stimulating book that merits repeated readings and may also cause you to reconsider how you live life.

Tim Wu, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, and author of The Attention Merchants

About Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press dates from 1534 and is part of the University of Cambridge. We further the University’s mission by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Playing a leading role in today’s global marketplace, we have over 50 offices around the globe, and we distribute our products to nearly every country in the world. We publish titles written by authors in over 100 different countries.

BLACK CLOUD, VOLUME 1 DESCENDS THIS OCTOBER

Writers Ivan Brandon (DRIFTER, Wolverine) and Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Spider-Gwen), artist Greg Hinkle (THE RATTLER, AIRBOY), and colorist Matt Wilson (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, PAPER GIRLS) will release a trade paperback collection of the first arc in their darkly ethereal fantasy series BLACK CLOUD this October.

From the creators of Spider-Gwen, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, DRIFTER, and AIRBOY, comes a new fantasy where heroes are hard to find.

Zelda’s about to start a war of dreams. In the days when story and reality were one, the old blood—people with the power to shape stories—built a new world to escape the future we all came to live in. Generations later, Zelda rejects the old blood’s dreams and escapes into our world to run from destiny. But destiny has a nasty way of catching up to you.

BLACK CLOUD, VOLUME 1: NO EXIT (Diamond code: JUL170732, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0328-7) arrives in comic book stores Wednesday, October 11th and bookstores Tuesday, October 17th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, August 7th.

BLACK CLOUD, VOLUME 1: NO EXIT is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Select praise for BLACK CLOUD:

“BLACK CLOUD is a genuinely intriguing story with gorgeous art.”
—Frank Quitely (JUPITER’S LEGACY, Batman, New X-Men)

“Making your dreams real is never easy, but with splashy art and spiky writing, BLACK CLOUD reminds us of the beauty and power of imagination in dark times.”
—Cliff Chiang (PAPER GIRLS, Wonder Woman) 

“Like Grant Morrison’s trippiest work, BLACK CLOUD will make you look at life in a new way, and wonder what stories are hiding in that stranger you keep ignoring—not to mention yourself.” —Paste Magazine

“BLACK CLOUD establishes worlds and characters that are nothing less than witty and captivating: a testament to some of the strongest imaginations in the industry.” —Comics Verse

“As intricately crafted as it is downright wild.” —IGN

“BLACK CLOUD gives storytellers back their power in our modern world. Not to be missed.” —Alison Haislip (G4, The Voice)

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