Press Release
October 26, 2017

Bruno Mars to headline Roskilde Festival


American superstar Bruno Mars is the first headliner to be announced for the Danish festival along with nine other acts. These include Vince Staples, Mogwai, Oh Sees and Myrkur with many more acts to be announced soon. Tickets go on sale on 15 November.


The countdown has begun for Roskilde Festival, and the first acts for Northern Europe's largest music and arts festival have now been revealed.


Grammy-winning hit machine Bruno Mars will be headlining the 48th edition of the non-profit festival, playing the iconic Orange Stage for the first time.


With record sales exceeding more than 130 million, Bruno Mars is already one of the best-selling artists of all time. The 32-year-old, born and raised in Hawaii, has been considered one of the most talented artists in pop music for a long time, and his third album 24K Magic has firmly cemented that position with several hit singles.


Known for his showmanship, fans and newcomers can expect an energetic, explosive show full of hits such as Grenade, Just The Way You Are, That's What I Like and, naturally, Uptown Funk. Bruno Mars will bring along his band The Hooligans for his Roskilde debut.


Head of Programme Anders Wahrén says:


"Bruno Mars oozes star quality, and he is first and foremost an outstanding live performer, born to be on stage. There is absolutely no doubt that he will deliver the goods to a crowd that's ready to party in front of our main stage."


Old and new friends at Roskilde Festival 2018
Scottish post-rock legends Mogwai will be back at Roskilde next summer, a full 20 years after their first visit to the festival. Rapper Vince Staples also makes his return, bringing his acclaimed sophomore album Big Fish Theory that includes guest stars such as Kendrick Lamar, Damon Albarn, A$AP Rocky and Justin Vernon.


Fans of growl and guitars can look forward to Swedish titans Watain and Denmark's own Myrkur, the latter playing two concerts: a black metal show with a full band and a more intimate show.


Other Danish acts include national favourite C.V. Jørgensen giving a very rare live performance and post-punk trio Nelson Can, currently enjoying plenty of buzz and airplay in both Denmark and abroad.


These 10 acts are the first to be announced for Roskilde Festival 2018:




  • 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 go on sale on 15 November.
  • Fans can wish for music, art and debates on festivalwishes.roskilde-festival.dk.


About Roskilde Festival:
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 - located just 35 kilometers outside of the Danish capital of Copenhagen, also the distance to the nearest international airport (Copenhagen Airport).


Roskilde Festival is 100 % non-profit and created by dedicated volunteers. All profits are donated to cultural and humanitarian purposes by the Roskilde Festival Charity Society.

Contact information

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