- 30 Dec 20
Having first played the event in 2013, Lamar has agreed to return to Denmark next summer - taking part in the festival's 50th instalment between June 26th and July 3rd.
Pulitzer Prize-winning rap artist and producer Kendrick Lamar has been announced as a new headliner for Roskilde Festival 2021.
The Danish event has already confirmed the likes of Tyler, the Creator and Thom Yorke‘s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, The Strokes, FKA Twigs, Girl In Red, Kelly Lee Owens on the bill.
The announcement of a new headliner is giving fans hope that 2021’s festival season could potentially still go ahead despite ongoing coronavirus fears - with the Oxford vaccine also approved by the UK today.
“We are on the threshold of a new year, and we think there is a need and reason to be hopeful,” Roskilde’s head of programming Anders Wahrén said in a statement.
“That’s why we’re revealing another act for next year’s festival.”
"Despite his relatively young age, Kendrick Lamar is a modern legend and he has been one of the hottest wishes among our participants since he made his debut at Roskilde Festival in 2013," the booker added.
"He's a show man but also a politically engaged artist with something on his mind, and he appeals to a wide audience without pandering."
After cancelling their 2020 edition due to the coronavirus outbreak, the organisers of Roskilde revealed in June that they are moving forward with plans to host the festival in 2021.
In the absence of this year’s Roskilde, festival organisers asked followers to create their own festival at home on July 4 for a good cause.
We are on the threshold of a new year, and we think there is a need and reason to be hopeful. So, here's a big one!
We're thrilled to announce that @kendricklamar will return to Roskilde Festival in 2021 (#rf50).https://t.co/NAMhkzOWgR pic.twitter.com/YbyBR6E37u
— Roskilde Festival (@orangefeeling) December 30, 2020