DISCOVER THE PROGRAMME: 5 GREAT SINGER-SONGWRITERS

PUBLISHED THURSDAY 14.2.2019

We know. You can't see all 180 concerts even you wanted to. But we can help you get to know the 2019 line-up, so it'll be easier for you to choose.

Let's start with 5 awesome and very different singer-songwriters who were all announced in January.

Jorja Smith (UK)

Genre: bleeding-edge R&B 
  • Jorja Smith is an independent singer and songwriter
  • Her soulful, jazz-tinged cadence and retro sound have taken the world by storm
  • She has collaborated with the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Stormzy
  • She started performing at the age of eight and soon started writing her own songs
  • The future is bright and has Jorja Smith’s name written on it

Jorja Smith will play on Saturday 6 July 2019

Lucy Dacus (US)

Genre: Indie singer-songwriter 
  • She taught herself guitar in middle school
  • Lucy Dacus has a warm voice that lulls you into feeling safe – even when she’ssinging about heartbreak and death
  • Lucy is best friends with another Roskilde artist, Julien Baker. The two have played together in boygenius.
  • According to the BBC, you should bring a tissue to her show

Lucy Dacus is playing on Thursday 4 July 2019

Gaye Su Akyol (TR)

Genre: Rock meets Turkish folk 
  • Gaye Su Akyol has established herself as one of Turkey’s most compelling young voices 
  • She dreams of freedom, difficult in a country where the oppression of free expression is standard operating procedure 
  • Her songs fuse traditional Turkish and rock influences 
  • Her visually arresting presence elicits comparison to Björk 

Gaye Su Akyol is playing on Saturday 6 July 2019

Stella Donnelly (AU)

Genre: Empowering, pretty sing-songs
  • This Aussie excoriates modern-day bullshit with a guitar and a sweet voice
  • Her indie-folk style shows what it’s like to be a millennial woman in the age of Trump, Tinder and third-wave feminism
  • In concert, it feels like she’s playing in your own living room

Stella Donnelly is playing on Thursday 4 July 2019

Julien Baker (US)

Genre: Hymnal indie folk
  • At 23 years old, Baker is already one of the most acclaimed new singer-songwriters of recent years
  • She started out playing in a pop-punk band
  • Now, the Tennessee songwriter sings hymnal and turbulent secrets
  • Her simple songs invoke entire worlds

Julien Baker is playing on Thursday 4 July 2019