THOM YORKE, THE WHITEST BOY ALIVE, PUSHA-T TO PLAY ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2020

PUBLISHED MONDAY 7.10.2019

12 artists have been added to the line-up for the 50th edition of the Danish non-profit festival. Other new acts include Mura Masa, Whitney, CHAI and Tropical Fuck Storm.

Following the announcement of Taylor Swift headlining Roskilde Festival 2020, a wave of new artists is revealed for the 50th edition of Northern Europe’s largest festival. Tickets are now available.

Thom Yorke and Pusha-T leading the pack


Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has long been the forward-thinking spearhead of modern British music. Having first played Roskilde Festival with Radiohead in 1994, he will finally play as a solo artist. His electronic setup isn’t all Thom: apart from his computers, Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes is joined on stage by long-time collaborator Nigel Godrich on keys, bass and guitar and visual artist Tarik Barri who live-mixes abstract projections.

Thom Yorke

Rap veteran Pusha-T is indisputably at the top of his game. Having played Roskilde Festival with Clipse in 2007 and solo in 2014, he is now president of Kanye West’s GOOD Music and collaborating with Kids See Ghosts, Future and, of course, Kanye West.

His latest album, Daytona, earned him raving reviews and a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.

Indie legends and a surprise super group


Despite just two albums to their name, The Whitest Boy Alive gained legendary status for their unpretentious indie-funk-disco-house. Their last album was released in 2009, the same year they last played Roskilde Festival.

 

The Whitest Boy Alive

They’re now back for an exclusive show at the Danish non-profit bash! Erlend Øye – also known from Kings of Convenience and contributing vocals for Röyksopp – has spent the past few years enjoying life in Sicily and Chile, and now he is finally ready to give back some joie de vivre to Scandinavia.

The new announcements include plenty of other indie favourites:
Irresistible soft falsetto favourites Whitney, Japanese sensation CHAI, Australian weirdo-blues-punk outfit Tropical Fuck Storm and indie super group The No Ones. The latter is made up by R.E.M. members Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey and Norwegians Frode Strømstad and Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen from I Was a King.

CHAI

These 12 acts are announced for Roskilde Festival today:

THOM YORKE TOMORROW'S MODERN BOXES (UK)
MURA MASA (UK)
PUSHA-T (US)
THE WHITEST BOY ALIVE (NO/DE)
WHITNEY (US)
CHAI (JP)
DEATH BY UNGA BUNGA (NO)
HUGORM (DK)
LAND OF KUSH (CA/EG)
THE NO ONES (NO/US)
OLD MAN GLOOM (US)
TROPICAL FUCK STORM (AU)

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