Press Release
October 7, 2019

Thom Yorke, The Whitest Boy Alive, Pusha-T to play Roskilde Festival 2020


12 artists have been added to the line-up for the 50th edition of the Danish non-profit festival. Other new acts include Mura Masa, Whitney, CHAI and Tropical Fuck Storm.


Following the announcement of Taylor Swift headlining Roskilde Festival 2020, a wave of new artists is revealed for the 50th edition of Northern Europe's largest festival. Tickets are now available.


Thom Yorke and Pusha-T leading the pack
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has long been the forward-thinking spearhead of modern British music. Having first played Roskilde Festival with Radiohead in 1993, he will finally play as a solo artist. His electronic setup isn't all Thom: apart from his computers, Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes is joined on stage by long-time collaborator Nigel Godrich on keys, bass and guitar and visual artist Tarik Barri who live-mixes abstract projections.


Rap veteran Pusha-T is indisputably at the top of his game. Having played Roskilde Festival with Clipse in 2007 and solo in 2014, he is now president of Kanye West's GOOD Music and collaborating with Kids See Ghosts, Future and, of course, Kanye West. His latest album, Daytona, earned him raving reviews and a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.


Indie legends and a surprise super group
Despite just two albums to their name, The Whitest Boy Alive gained legendary status for their unpretentious indie-funk-disco-house. Their last album was released in 2009, the same year they last played Roskilde Festival. They're now back for an exclusive show at the Danish non-profit bash! Erlend Øye - also known from Kings of Convenience and contributing vocals for Röyksopp - has spent the past few years enjoying life in Sicily and Chile, and now he is finally ready to give back some joie de vivre to Scandinavia.


The new announcements include plenty of other indie favourites: Irresistible soft falsetto favourites Whitney, Japanese sensation CHAI, Australian weirdo-blues-punk outfit Tropical Fuck Storm and indie super group The No Ones. The latter is made up by R.E.M. members Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey and Norwegians Frode Strømstad and Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen from I Was a King.


Head of Programme Anders Wahrén says:


"The 50th edition of Roskilde Festival will be a celebration of diversity, and these artists from all parts of the world reflect just that. We have icons such as Thom Yorke and Pusha-T, we have totally fresh artists like CHAI and Mura Masa, and we have a reunited fan favourite in The Whitest Boy Alive. With 170 more artists to be announced for our music programme, there is plenty to look forward to."


These 12 acts are announced for Roskilde Festival today:




50th edition of Roskilde Festival
The first Roskilde Festival took place in 1971. Since then, it has grown into the largest festival in Northern Europe. Taylor Swift will join a long list of icons who have graced the festival over the past decades, including David Bowie, Eminem, The Rolling Stones, Rihanna, Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Paul McCartney, Nirvana, Björk, Prince, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Cardi B, Metallica, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Black Sabbath and many more.


  • Tickets can be purchased on roskilde-festival.dk.
  • Full festival tickets are DKK 2250 (approx. EUR 302), including free access to camping.
  • One-day tickets are DKK 1100 (approx. EUR 148) - only a limited number available for each of the final four festival days.


Roskilde Festival 2020 lasts for eight days between Saturday 27 June and Saturday 4 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
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