MØ and Roskilde Festival have held hands since day one. The Danish pop star first played on our stage for upcoming talent (currently known as Rising) in 2013. Since then, her career has skyrocketed and she’s been back at Roskilde several times, wowing huge crowds on our biggest stages.
Her stage presence is something very special. Backed by a fantastic band, her youthful, carefree energy, dramatic prancing and dance-like-nobody-is-watching attitude permeate the front-of-stage space and she manages to touch the back rows. And the Roskilde crowd always reciprocates her high level of energy.
Just watch this:
Karen Marie Ørsted has been a leftfield pop star in the international league for a while now, deservedly spearheading the prevailing Scandi-pop sound as it has been dubbed both in the UK and the US.
The 30-year-old singer first made an impact on the music scene when she lent her distinctive sultry vocals to Avicii’s song “Dear Boy”. Her debut album, No Mythologies to Follow, appeared in 2014 (you probably remember hits like "Don't Wanna Dance", “XXX 88” and "Walk This Way"). From there, MØ has collaborated with an array of artists, including Snakehips, Major Lazer and Diplo, to create some of the most captivating pop singles of recent years (“Don’t Leave”, “Lean On”, “Cold Water”, “Sun in Our Eyes”, “Get It Right”).
With her second solo album, Forever Neverland, MØ proves that she is much more than just someone to lean on. It’s a backward glance on childhood and adolescence and on her musical career. By turns, the album is anthemic, experimental and boldly poptastic, and it proves that MØ remains a fascinating, multifaceted musician who keeps collaborating with whomever she feels like. Most recent acts are Foster the People, Diplo (of course!) and Noah Cyrus.
Welcome back to Roskilde Festival, MØ! It’ll be a party!