Thursday 4 July 2019
The Danish synth-heavy electro pop band reforms at Roskilde Festival

If you have an urge for soothing, blue-toned synth pop, we have good news.

Spleen United is back in the original line-up!

The band, whose name sounds like a football club for the downhearted, plays music that will leave you feeling uplifted.

The Danish band with the pumping, melancholic synthesiser songs has reformed after a six-year break. And that happens right here at Roskilde Festival!

Spleen United was a darling in the Danish music scene, and the band was on a winning streak with three stellar albums that impressed both the critics and the audience. They sold gold-certified records, won awards and played sold-out shows all over Denmark.

The band started out with a sound that would please all fans of Depeche Mode. They later moved towards a more raving, electronic sound with elements from techno and house.

At Roskilde Festival they have celebrated many triumphs. They first played here in 2006, returned in 2008 – after the release of Godspeed into the Mainstream and Neanderthal, respectively. In 2012, they returned for a late-night bash on the Arena stage (on the back of School of Euphoria from the same year). Few days before that gig, they played a 24-hour-long (!) concert in our campsite (following the title of one of their songs, “Sunset to Sunset”).

In 2013, Spleen United announced that they unplugged the synthesisers and went on hiatus. Frontman Bjarke Niemann later formed the band Lightwave Empire.

But now they are finally back together, eager to start up another party. What better place than Roskilde Festival? Join this marvellous club for all melancholic souls.