Ladies and gentlemen, Bob Dylan
The master, the icon, the legend of legends. Bob Dylan finally returns to Roskilde Festival for the first time since 2006.
Bob Dylan initially reinterpreted folk music and became the new face of protest music in America by giving a voice to those who were neglected and ignored. The courageous songwriter famously “went electric” in 1965 and continued to evolve, finding new ways to express himself both lyrically, artistically and politically.
Bob Dylan remains one of the most influential songwriters of all time. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016 for his massive contribution to popular culture and his powerful use of lyrics as an artform in itself. Classics such as Like a Rolling Stone, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Boots of Spanish Leather, Blowin’ in the Wind, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Mr. Tambourine Man, Girl from the North Country, Lay Lady Lay, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door and countless others serve as proof of exactly that.
Bob Dylan With His Band will play the largest festival in Northern Europe on Wednesday 3 July.
From flamenco to Persian pop, from Greenland to Jamaica
Pop music is changing. New genre hybrids are conquering the charts, and Catalan star Rosalía is the ultimate symbol of this. 25-year-old Rosalía combines traditional flamenco with modern pop and R&B. Her lyrics are in Spanish, but her fans are global, earning her numerous spots on year-end lists all over the world for her 2018 album El Mal Querer.
She has worked with James Blake and Pharrell, and she may very well enjoy her major breakthrough in 2019. The uncompromising talent is there, and the world seems ready for something new.
From Greenland to Jamaica, from Israel to Belize, the new additions to Roskilde Festival span five continents with artists from 16 different countries. Nanook is one of the biggest bands in Greenland, Liraz updates the golden era of Iranian pop music, Tássia Reis from Brazil creates unique rap jazz and The Garifuna Collective is the first band from Belize ever to play Roskilde Festival.