Press Release
January 30, 2018

Cardi B and St. Vincent to play Roskilde Festival


The queen of hip-hop Cardi B is ready for Northern Europe's biggest festival along with St. Vincent, Khalid, Odesza, Nathan Fake, Preoccupations and many more. 17 acts have been added to the line-up.


Following yesterday's Eminem announcement, another 17 acts from all over the world have been added to the Danish non-profit festival.


The new queen of hip-hop

Straight out of Bronx, 25-year-old Cardi B is undoubtedly the new queen of hip-hop, topping the charts with singles such as Bodak Yellow and Finesse. The latter with fellow Roskilde Festival headliner Bruno Mars.


Grammy nominee Cardi B's rise to stardom has been unconventional: she went from gang member to stripper, becoming a local celebrity, social media personality and reality tv star before turning to music. She is the first female rapper in 19 years to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the first ever to have three singles in the top 10 at the same time.


Several hit singles and mixtapes into her brief career, Cardi B is already a bonafide star - and she hasn't even released her much anticipated first studio album.


Eight different countries, 17 unique artists
St. Vincent's latest album Masseduction featured on most year-end lists, reflecting her new pop sensibilities. The American returns to Roskilde Festival almost ten years after her first visit.


19-year-old pop sensation Khalid will bring his soulful melodies to Denmark following a massive breakthrough in 2017 that included the release of his debut album American Teen, including hits such as Young, Dumb and Broke, Saved and not least Location.


Grammy-nominated electronic pop duo Odesza are back at Roskilde Festival, and acclaimed Ninja Tune magician Nathan Fake will be one to watch for fans of slightly darker electronic music.


Guitar fans have plenty of reason to rejoice with the announcement of punk legends Descendents, the Japanese experimentalists Boris & Merzbow, Canadian post-punks Preoccupations and favourite Frank Ocean collaborator (Sandy) Alex G.


The 17 new acts come from eight different countries, reflecting the diversity at the non-profit festival.


Head of programme Anders Wahrén says:

"Cardi B captures 2018 better than any other artist with her mix of modern New York and Atlanta and old school 90's rap. With her, St. Vincent, Khalid and 14 other artists from four continents we are gearing up for another Roskilde Festival with both established artists and the stars of tomorrow."

These 17 acts have been announced for Roskilde Festival 2018 today:


Cardi B (US) - Wednesday 4 July
Khalid (US) - Thursday 5 July
St. Vincent (US) - Wednesday 4 July
Odesza (US) - Friday 6 July
Alex Vargas (DK)
Boris & Merzbow (JP) - Thursday 5 July
Cezinando (NO)
Descendents (US) - Friday 6 July
Heilung (INT) - Thursday 5 July
Kokoko (CD) - Saturday 7 July
Lekhfa (EG)
The Minds of 99 (DK)
Nathan Fake (UK)
Palm (US)
Preoccupations (CA) - Thursday 5 July
(Sandy) Alex G (US)
Veto (DK)


175 acts in total
48 acts have now been announced for Roskilde Festival 2018, and many more will be revealed soon.


Acts such as Eminem, Gorillaz, Bruno Mars, David Byrne, Stormzy, First Aid Kit and Mogwai have already been announced. A total of 175 acts will be playing the eight different stages.


  • About 175 acts will play Roskilde Festival 2018.
  • Roskilde Festival 2018 lasts a full 8 days and takes place from Saturday 30 June to Saturday 7 July.
  • Tickets are on sale on roskilde-festival.dk.


About Roskilde Festival:
Roskilde Festival is 100 % non-profit. All profits are donated to cultural and humanitarian purposes by the Roskilde Festival Charity Society. It's right next to the Danish capital of Copenhagen, also the distance to the nearest international airport (Copenhagen Airport).


With more than 175 music acts in the line-up performing on eight stages and over 100,000 passionate music lovers gathered for a full week, Roskilde Festival is among the most unique music festival experiences in the world. A position the festival has held since the early 1970s.


The full festival journey in Roskilde is an eight-day exploration of music, artistic expression, delicious food, sustainability, love, community and party.

Contact information

Martin Hjorth Frederiksen, International Press
E-mail: press@roskilde-festival.dk
Press phone: +45 30 10 82 81
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