PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY 10.4.2019
The rapper will play the Orange Stage as part of the Friday programme. The other new acts are Sharon van Etten, Lizzo, Petrol Girls, Fouli and Vinicio Caposella.
Most of the line-up for Roskilde Festival 2019 has already been announced with artists such as Bob Dylan, Cardi B, The Cure, Robyn, Vampire Weekend, Rosalía, Skepta and Janelle Monáe ready to play Northern Europe’s largest festival. With a few more available spots left, some of the last acts have now been revealed.
Chance the Rapper is one of the most influential rappers of our time. He has won several Grammies, and everyone from Cardi B to James Blake wants to work with him.
Back in 2016, Chance the Rapper released what critics called the game-changing mixtape Coloring Book. It was the first streaming-only album to win not just one but three Grammys: Best New Rapper, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance.
Conscious of his surroundings, 25-year-old Chance the Rapper is both politically and socially engaged, from the fight against gun violence to donating $1 million to public schools in his native Chicago. He is now readying his long-awaited new album, expected to be released this summer.
A handful of other acts are also announced today. Sharon Van Etten released her acclaimed album Remind Me Tomorrow earlier this year, offering a more dynamic approach to her songwriting with more use of synthesizer.
Minneapolis-based rapper Lizzo was booked to Roskilde Festival following her impressive performances at SXSW. Her new album Cuz I Love You will be her major label debut. Other new artists are post-hardcore quartet Petrol Girls, Italian crooner Vinicio Capossela and Danish rapper Fouli.
The schedule and the full arts programme will be out in the spring.