Press Release
October 31, 2022

Burna Boy, Christine and the Queens presents Redcar, and Rina Sawayama to play Roskilde Festival


With the first 16 music acts in the line-up revealed, Roskilde Festival is now setting course towards next years' big youth culture gathering in Denmark.


Danish non-profit festival Roskilde Festival aims to ensure a more diverse future, and common to the 16 young music acts in today's announcement is that they all represent progression.


Whether this involves rebelling against existing societal norms or exploring one's own identity, the programme emphasises finding new paths in life through art and culture.


Roskilde Festival's Head of Programme, Anders Wahrén, explains:


"Roskilde Festival must be synonymous with curiosity and diversity. Whether it comes down to cultural activism or musical adventurousness, the artists in today's announcement set a course for the future. It's essential for us as a festival to emphasise that art can play a part in showing us the way forward."


First concerts in Denmark

Today's announcement includes gospel explosion Florence Adooni, who performes for the first time outside her home country of Ghana. Alternative Korean pop group LEENALCHI, which is also putting on their first Danish show at Roskilde Festival.


Among the top names on the year's line-up, you will find Nigerian superstar Burna Boy, who has brought afrobeats to remote corners and entirely new audiences thanks to hits like "Last Last" and "On the Low". When he steps out onto the iconic Orange Stage for his late-night show, it will be Burna Boy's first appearance at the festival.


Roskilde Festival's Head of Programme, Anders Wahrén, explains:


"We want to create a place where there is room for diversity, and we present artists who are progressive. This is the place to go to experience music that you would not normally find at large festivals, side by side with the world's biggest names in pop."


Queer-pop and civil rights

The 2023 edition of Roskilde Festival offers a reunion with the French pop hero Christine and the Queens, who will introduce his new alias, Redcar, when stepping onto the Orange Stage with an immaculately choreographed show.


Similarly, festival-goers can look forward to intelligent queer-pop from Japanese-British artist Rina Sawayama, who already blew away both music critics and the audience at this year's festival with her pulsating beats and grandiose choruses.


It will certainly be an energetic, bodily, and heart-felt experience when Florida rapper Denzel Curry demonstrates his superior vocal technique, with songs spanning the struggle for civil rights in America and battles with his own inner demons.


Today, the following 16 names have been added to Roskilde Festival's poster:


Burna Boy (NG)
Christine and the Queens presents Redcar (FR)
Kesi (DK)
Denzel Curry (US)
Rina Sawayama (JP/UK)

070 Shake (US)
Bru-C (UK)
eee gee (DK)
Florence Adooni (GH)
Hudson Mohawke (UK)
Karpe: Omar Sheriff (NO)
Lorna Shore (US)
Lous and the Yakuza (CD/BE)


Find the presentations and further information at


Roskilde Festival 2023 takes place from 24 June - 1 July.


Tickets are on sale now

Ticket sales for Roskilde Festival 2023 start today.


A full festival ticket for this summer's festival costs DKK 2,400 (plus fees), and a one-day ticket costs DKK 1,200 (plus fees).


Tickets are available at


Since 1971, Roskilde Festival has brought together generations of young people around music, art and community. Roskilde Festival is organised by the Roskilde Festival Charity Society and is created by 30,000 volunteers. All profits from the festival are donated to humanitarian, non-profit and cultural work for the benefit of especially children and young people. Over the years, Roskilde Festival has generated approximately EUR 55 million for charity.

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See you at Roskilde Festival 24 June - 1 July 2023.