PREVIEW: Roskilde Festival 2013

PREVIEW: Roskilde Festival 2013

If you didn’t manage to get yourselves a Glastonbury ticket/didn’t want to go anyway/prefer festivals with a better atmosphere and less naked hippies then I have the perfect solution for you, this weekend marks the return of Denmark’s Roskilde Festival! Roskilde Festival is a non-profit organisation consisting of around 50 full time employees and thousands of volunteers. As well as a music festival, Roskilde will be the home of over 100 art projects in the upcoming weeks.

The “big acts” playing Roskilde this year cover a wide range of genres, enough to keep everybody satisfied, from Metallica to Sigur Ros, to Rihanna to Kraftwerk playing a 3D show, there really is something for everyone. Queens of the Stone Age, Slipknot and The National are also at the very top of the bill. See you in the Slipknot pit, Rihanna.

Elsewhere on the line-up there’s current king of hip hop – Kendrick Lamar Suicidal Tendencies, GOAT, James Blake, Pissed Jeans, Crystal Castles, wrestler-turned-singer Miguel and many, many more. Fans of Punk music have up-n-coming acts such as METZ and Fidlar to look forward to, fans of hip hop get the genre’s rising stars, from Joey Badass to The Flatbush Zombies and fans of all things Scandinavian will be treated to the regions brightest acts, Iceage, Volbeat, Turbonegro, Efterklang and record label/collective INGRID have a special show consisting of Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn and John, Miike Snow and plenty more guests. I hope you’re sick in your mouth every time I say that there really is something for everyone.

One of the more adventurous projects at Roskilde is the ‘Dream City’ which is basically a real life version of The Sims, with participants creating their own little community, the one rule of Dream City is to BE SAFE! Participants have been flocking to build their own  Dream City since late March, fingers crossed someone has built a decent toilet by now.

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Aaron Lewins

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.