PUBLISHED THURSDAY 7.3.2019
The uncompromising star of Swedish hip-hop, Silvana Imam, will open our main stage on Wednesday 3 July 2019. The full line-up will be announced later in the spring.
When 32-year-old Silvana Imam first broke through as a strong voice in Swedish hip-hop, she was designated as a beacon, a role model. As a rapper, an immigrant and a lesbian she broke new ground.
Silvana Imam has reaped lots of stat-studded reviews and rewards in recent years, including ‘best lyricist’ (Musikförläggarnas Pris), ‘best live act’ (P3 Gold and Manifestgalan) and various Swedish Grammis.
The Swedish rapper is preparing a very special show for the Danish non-profit festival: She has created many tracks as collaborations with the cream of the crop from the Swedish urban scene, and she’s bringing a lot of them straight into her Orange Stage opening concert.
Silvana Imam has played Roskilde Festival twice: As part of the talent programme in 2015 and again on a larger stage in 2016. She’s now ready to enthrall and empower audiences with messages of hope and freedom on an even bigger stage. Famed for her cocky, confident and confrontational style, she tackles delicate subjects such as feminism, racism and the rights of homosexuals in modern Scandinavia – always in solidarity with those who feel like they don’t fit in.