DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN til Roskilde
Three American class acts
Bonnie ’Prince’ Billy, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Kings of Leon are added to this year's Roskilde programme.
The Roskilde Festival bill is really starting to fill up with music acts. Rock legends roll in alongside African and Asian sounding bands.
This week we add three reliable pieces of stars and stripes to the programme which is already evoking joy and recognition.
BONNIE ’PRINCE’ BILLY is one of U.S.'s most mysterious and fascinating singer-songwriters. He is a master of singing about existence at its most naked and vulnerable state. The troubadour has released a long row of critically acclaimed albums since the early 90s.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has been a defining band in the math-core genre. The band draws on both math-rock's protruding time signatures and the angry guitar grinding of hardcore. The band's live shows are known for being brutal and tightly executed affairs with an energetic front man.
KINGS OF LEON play rural garage rock. The preacher's sons especially draw on the classic American guitar sound of the 70s, but their ambitious expression develops on each new album. Kings of Leon invite the audience to a rock'n'roll service where the crucifixes tremble and plaster comes down from above.
Tickets to Roskilde Festival 2008 are available at Roskilde's online ticket office.
See you at Roskilde Festival '08, 3 – 6 July. Warm-up from 29 June at 08.00.