I am listing below the Roskilde band list as it stands. I have highlighted those that are of interest. This is going to seem like a long post, but there isn't a great deal of reading!
Scandinavia’s next big ethno-punk orchestra.
Not particularly bothered by this, but if there is nothing else on, guess I can give it a go!
ALICE IN CHAINS (US)
The heaviest lads of grunge rock.
Am super, super excited to see these guys.
BEACH HOUSE (US)
Rich dream pop.
Don't really know them, but I can give a whirl if I happen to walk past.
BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS (Canada)
Old-school roots rock.
Definitely going to give this lot a go!
BOBAN I MARKO MARKOVIC ORKESTAR (Serbia)
Two generations of Balkan madness.
Take it or leave it really
BROTHER ALI (US)
Socially conscious hip hop with a dark brown soul flavour.
Am not a hip hop girl, so will definitely steer clear of this lot!
Peculiar electronic pop.
Nope. Not at all.
Samba sounds from 21st century São Paolo.
Brazilians are always good for a laugh, but dancing with two crutches can't be the way forward, so possibly.
CHIMES & BELLS (DK)
CHOC QUIB TOWN (COL)
Funky and political Latin hip hop.
Hip hop again - thanks, but no.
Genre-disowning heavy metal.
Possibly. There is always the opportunity to see naked Finnish people, which is a win in my book!
Scorching hardcore metal.
Can I get a hell yeah?
DIRTY PROJECTORS (US)
Arty and rewarding indie rock for the adventurous.
And another hell yeah?
DIZZY MIZZ LIZZY (DK)
Danish 90s rock heroes are back.
Maybe, if there is nothing else on.
Ecstatic drumming from the ancient East.
Organic experimental pop.
Am always told to see this lot, but never make it. Maybe this year.
Young electro duo.
Doubt it - not a fan of electro!
Ambitious pop with tremendous power.
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE (UK)
Soulful indie pop.
Hell fcuking no. I cannot stand this woman.
FM BELFAST (ISL)
Electronic music for the nightlife.
Maybe. We shall see.
Gruff hardcore punk.
GHOST SOCIETY (DK)
Melodic noise rock.
One of those words in the description doesn't fit - Melodic with noise? I don't think so!
Virtual, electronic pop giants.
Got to, got to, got to. If only for the stage show.
Charged noise punk.
Girl-fixated noise pop.
JACK JOHNSON (US)
Groovy and laid-back singer-songwriter.
Only if I can throw things at him. Heavy things. That might shut him up.
CV JØRGENSEN (DK)
Praised Danish singer and poet.
British rock with creative growing pains.
Seen these guys lots of times, and they always rock - so most definitely!
KASPER SPEZ (DK)
True-to-life bohemian hip hop.
Hip hop again - it's almost as though Roskilde don't want me there!
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE (US)
Love, love, love these guys. And they are phenomenal live
THE KISSAWAY TRAIL (DK)
Ambitious and dreamy indie rock.
Could be ok, but not too sure about the dreamy part of the description!
BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA (MALI)
Desert blues with Western elements of rock and jazz.
Doubt it, because I find jazz ponderous.
LINDSTRØM & CHRISTABELLE (N)
Synthetic and ultra-cool disco-pop.
FREJA LOEB (DK)
Sexy and glittering 80s pop.
And again, no thanks.
MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND (MEX)
A Mexican-United States border party.
Think the sound could be ok, and if all else fails, at least there will be tequila!
Classic, bad-to-the-bone rock’n’roll.
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. You could not pay me enough to see this boring band again. Lemmy should just give it up. If there is a god, and he does love me, Lemmy will die on stage at the festival!
Grand stadium rock for the space age.
Nope. They are just dull. And have no stage presence. And I would rather have Placebo!
MY EVIL TWIN (DK)
Electronic pop filled with sweetness and sighs of the heart.
Socially critical electro rock.
JOHN OLAV NILSEN & GJENGEN (N)
Life-affirming rock from the rainy city of Bergen.
Melodic and witty skate punk.
Yup, yup, yup, yup, yuppers! Love these guys. And they are great live!
ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO DE COTONOU (BEN)
Mythical voodoo funk.
The slacker icons are back.
PORCUPINE TREE (UK)
Progressive dark rock.
I think so
Metallic, strong-on-riffs hard rock.
Sweden's alternative pop queen.
I just have nightmares of ABBA, so no.
THE RUMOUR SAID FIRE (DK)
Not a fan of folk music.
German ghetto-tech aiming at the dance floor.
Titanic noise rock from the cold North.
SHANTEL & BUCOVINA CLUB ORKESTAR (DE)
Leader of Balkan pop.
SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE (DK)
Atmospheric and disturbing angst pop.
Doubt it, but may be convinced!
Symphonic, ice-cold post-metal.
Sure, could be fun
TECH N9NE (US)
Quivering hip hop from virtuoso gift of gab.
Hip hop again. Starting to feel unwanted and unloved!
THE TEMPER TRAP (AUS)
Stellar and epic pop rock.
God no. I have far better things to do with my time. Like stand in the queue for the toilet!
THEE ATTACKS (DK)
Uncomplicated 60s rock.
THEM CROOKED VULTURES (US/UK)
Supergroup to the highest rock degree.
Am in two minds. Adore Josh Homme, but cannot stand the man who shall not be named, from his band which shall not be named. But at least he will be the drummer, so there is a good chance I won't see him. Will have to see if it doesn't clash with something I want to see!
VALIENT THORR (US)
Hardworking heavy rockers.
WILD BEASTS (UK)
Impressionistic, bohemian indie.
WOODEN SHJIPS (US)
Psychedelic trance rock.
And that is the band list as it stands now. As and when new stuff gets announced, I shall keep you all posted!
And it is almost the weekend! Which is great news. As The Mentalist has promised me shoes!