Stream of young Norwegians to Roskilde
Susanne Sundfør, Kråkesølv and Kings of Convenience is ready for this summer’s big festival. a-ha is on hold.
Thursday the Roskilde Festival in Denmark released new names to this summer’s festival. Among them were four new Norwegian: VG-chart-topping artist Susanne Sundfør, the new favorites Kråkesølv, electronica veteran Prins Thomas and the acoustic duo Kings Of Convenience.
Altogether there are now eight Norwegian artists ready for the festival. From before, Serena Maneesh, Casiokids, John Olav Nilsen & The Gang and Lindstrøm & Christa Belle are ready.
Two of them, Sundfør and Kråkesølv will play in the camping scene in the days before the festival, the other six in the main program.
Many good Norwegian
“It’s actually hard to pick artists from Norway to the festival, because there are so many that are good. We have deliberately chosen artists from different genres, artists such as myself so alive at this year’s Bylarm,” says music book Stefan Gjesing from Roskilde.
All names of the festival is not yet entirely clear. Now it does not appear to be the largest band a-ha.
“It is of course a name that we have discussed, but this year we have chosen to focus on the young artists from Norway. Everything is not locked and I will not deny anything, but right now a-ha is not in our plans, although I see that it could become a real popfest at Roskilde this summer, “said Stefan Gjesing.
Awaiting 10,000 Norwegians
He said that ticket sales so far this year is the best in the last decade.
The festival expects approx. 10,000 Norwegians down to Roskilde, which takes maximum 75,000 visitors. Other new artists include The Prodigy, Patti Smith, Paramore, The National, LCD Soundsystem and veteran Van Dyke Parks.
Already include Them Crooked Vulture, Muse and Gorillaz are clear.
“We are especially proud of the Gorillaz. They make their only festival gig in Europe at Roskilde. It will be something special, “says Stefan Gjesing.
Roskilde Festival in Denmark