The Roskilde Festival in Denmark was put on hold this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however they are looking forward to the future, by announcing the lineup for next year’s event. This lineup features the return of alternative hip hop artist Tyler, The Creator and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, while also hosting a special set by black metal legends Mayhem.
This festival is set to take place from June 26 to July 3 next year and will also host performances from Floating Points, FKA Twigs, Moses Sumney, TLC, Cate Le Bon, High On Fire, Holly Herndon, Lingua Ignota, Old Man Gloom and Sampa The Great.
Mayhem released their latest studio album Daemon last year, as did Tyler, The Creator who dropped IGOR and Yorke who released Anima. Floating Points released Mojave Desert back in 2017. FKA Twigs’ first new album in half a decade Magdalene was also released last fall. Sumney released GRÆ back in February, which was spearheaded by singles “Polly,” “Me In 20 Years,” “Cut Me” and “Bless Me.”
Chili from TLC dropped in on Weezer’s set at Coachella last year for a performance of “No Scrubs.” Le Bon teamed up with Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox for Myths 004 last year. Drummer Dan Kensel quit High On Fire last year to focus on his family, which followed the band’s tour announcement with Power Trip.
Herndon’s AI-infused studio album release Proto also came out in 2019 as did Lingua Ignota’s noise release Caligula. Old Man Gloom surprised released Seminar IX earlier this year while Zambian artist Sampa The Great dropped The Return last fall.
UPDATE 12/3: The Roskilde Festival has announced some more additions to its lineup including HAIM, The Strokes and Fath No More, who were all previously scheduled for 2020. Festival organizers have also uploaded a video on social media, showcasing some of the virtual DIY activities ticket holders held in lieu of the event.
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