Press Release
April 10, 2019

Chance the Rapper to play Roskilde Festival


The influential rapper will play the Danish non-profit festival's main stage. A handful of acts has been added, including indie darling Sharon Van Etten and rap phenomenon Lizzo. Roskilde Festival has also announced the profit from last year's festival - €2,572,989 - that has been donated to charity in full.


Most of the line-up for Roskilde Festival 2019 has already been announced with artists such as Bob Dylan, Cardi B, The Cure, Robyn, Vampire Weekend, Rosalía, Skepta and Janelle Monáe ready to play Northern Europe's largest festival. With a few more available spots left, some of the last acts have now been revealed.


Chance the Rapper is one of the most influential rappers of our time. He has won several Grammies, and everyone from Cardi B to James Blake wants to work with him.


Back in 2016, Chance the Rapper released what critics called the game-changing mixtape Coloring Book. It was the first streaming-only album to win not just one but three Grammys: Best New Rapper, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance.


Conscious of his surroundings, 25-year-old Chance the Rapper is both politically and socially engaged, from the fight against gun violence to donating $1 million to public schools in his native Chicago. He is now readying his long-awaited new album, expected to be released this summer.


Head of programme Anders Wahrén says:


"Chance the Rapper on our main stage is a dream come true, especially in 2019. His new album is coming out soon, and we know that he's preparing a spectacular show that will match the enthusiasm in front of the Orange Stage."


A handful of additional acts are also announced today. Sharon Van Etten released her acclaimed album Remind Me Tomorrow earlier this year, offering a more dynamic approach to her songwriting with more use of synthesizer.


Minneapolis-based rapper Lizzo was booked to Roskilde Festival following her impressive performances at SXSW. Her new album Cuz I Love You will be her major label debut. Other new artists are post-hardcore quartet Petrol Girls, Italian crooner Vinicio Capossela and Danish rapper Fouli.


These six acts are added to the line-up today:




The schedule and a handful of acts are yet to be announced. The full arts programme will be out in the spring.


  • Tickets to Roskilde Festival are for sale on roskilde-festival.dk
  • Full festival tickets are DKK 2100 (approx. EUR 282) (including free access to camping).
  • One-day tickets are DKK 1050 (approx. EUR 141) - only a limited number available for each of the final four festival days.
  • See more on roskilde-festival.dk


Roskilde Festival 2019 lasts for eight days between Saturday 29 June and Saturday 6 July.


About Roskilde Festival:

Roskilde Festival is 100 % non-profit. All profits are donated to social and cultural charities by the Roskilde Festival Charity Society. The festival is right next to the Danish capital of Copenhagen and easily connected by train, bus and flight (Copenhagen Airport).


With more than 180 music acts in the line-up performing on eight stages and over 130,000 passionate music lovers gathered for a full week, Roskilde Festival is one of the most unique 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 
Online press room: http://roskil.de/press 
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