photo by: Justine Hoegh
This year’s Roskilde Festival is getting closer! We’re counting down days to it at Good because Danish and looking forward to seeing the Danish bands playing during warm-up days as well as the main festival event.
To get prepared properly to the most famous Danish summer festival, we decided to question some of the Danish acts from this year’s line-up about their Roskilde experience and recommendations.
A wonderful duo Cancer took the time to reflect on their Roskilde experience for us.
Kristian Finne Kristensen (a.k.a. Chorus Gran) and Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild (a vocalist of When Saints Go Machine) make a duo like no other. Their music is strange, surprising, dreamy, challenging, mysterious and beautiful. Once you start listening to it, it intoxicates with melodies and sounds out of this world, mixed with the most characteristic vocals, that you can imagine. Experiencing the live show of Cancer is really a special thing and you should never miss such chance!
What are you looking forward to the most about this years Roskilde Festival (your own performance, other bands/artists, the feeling, the food, party)?
We’re psyched about playing new material with a new rhythm section and being able to draw from both “Ragazzi” and “Totem” feels great. Can’t wait to spend an intense hour with an audience consisting of people from all over the world. Apart from performing, we look forward to just walking around the festival stumbling onto new music and having a good time. That’s what it’s all about really.
Name the artists you wouldn’t want to miss at this year’s festival – Danish and International.
Hope to find some new favorite band as always- Also Marching Church, Boujeloud, Angel Olsen. Hamid El Kasri Gnaoua Ensemble looks like it could be great too.
What is your best Roskilde experience?
The best experiences often come when you don’t expect them and suddenly find yourself swept off your feet by something you had no idea you’d be into. Many years ago the Norwegian band Seigmen played one of the smaller tent stages with material from their debut “Total”- the music and lyrics were intensely dark but there was a fantastic feeling of unity between audience and artist in that tent and those sixty minutes of music and poetry still resonate today. The band wore robes and the show felt like some heathen ritual. Really good.
Do you have any pro-festival attendee tips – for camping, food, music/stages and so on?
Be open. Be kind to people. Eat and drink good and have a good time.
CANCER at ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2017
30.06.2017 (Friday): Avalon Stage – 13:00