Roskilde 2023: Blur, Burna Boy To Headline
Roskilde Festival has announced the first names on its 2023 line-up. The first wave of acts for its 2023 edition includes Blur, Burna Boy, Queens Of The Stone Age and Christine And The Queens.
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The non-profit Danish festival is due to return for “an eight-day exploration of music, art, activism and community” between 24 June and 1 July next year. Tickets are available here.
Other artists on the line-up so far include Rina Sawayama, Alice Glass, Denzel Curry, Sudan Archives, Nikki Lane, Tove Lo, Japanese Breakfast, 070 Shake and Hudson Mohawke. Organisers says that over 150 acts will be added to the line-up in the coming months.
Roskilde has pledged to be a sustainable event. A statement on the festival website says, “Sustainability is about leaving a positive footprint on Earth and creating optimal conditions for the people living here now and in the future.
“At Roskilde Festival we talk about sustainable development. Being sustainable is not an end in itself but a continuous and constant effort to make a difference and to bring about real change in the world. Our starting point is the annual Roskilde Festival, one of Europe’s largest gatherings for young people. However, we also engage in activities and partnerships with other NGOs, associations and businesses all year round.
“Our approach to sustainability is holistic and include donations, artistic innovation, green initiatives and social change projects. Whatever we do, the objective is to support non-profit projects that primarily benefit children and young people.
“Environmental sustainability is about establishing the best conditions for people, animals and the environment. We do this by taking care of the environment and minimising negative climate impact. Every year, over 130,000 people come to Roskilde Festival, all of whom affect the environment and consume – much like we do during the festival preparations. And we all share responsibility for the climate as well as protecting nature and biodiversity, both locally and globally. In particular, we do this by reducing our resource consumption and focusing on responsible procurement. We use circular principles to avoid resource waste, by reducing the quantity of waste and ensuring that it is reused more effectively.