Mø at Roskilde Festival 2014 - Photo by Nick McKinlay for Good because Danish

Photo by Nick McKinlay

Roskilde Festival 2016 is in full swing already and during the warm-up days a whole bunch of talented upcoming artists have been heating up the crowd for the main festival days that are starting tomorrow! To help you decide which shows to see in the next few days, Good because Danish has collected a list of 10 must-see Danish acts who play at Roskilde Festival 2016 below.

Check out Roskilde Festival’s map for 2016 to make sure that you’ll find all stages in time and mark the following names in your personal festival schedule:

Alex Vargas

With his intelligent mix of soul and electronic and his impressive vocals, high-flyer Alex Vargas is currently one of the most promising newcomers on the Danish music scene. He also knows what makes up a good show and is definitely one of those artists whose music turns almost even better when performed live.
Wednesday, 29. June – 20:00 – Gloria

Choir of Young Believers

Their extraordinary music deserves a listen, no matter if you’re a fan of pop, dreamy sounds, electronic or more acoustic music – Choir Of Young Believers present it all in a unique and fresh way in their songs. And we’re curious how they present them live!
Thursday, 30. June – 15:00 – Avalon


Worldwide hyped Danish quartet LISS takes R’n’B beats, pop charm and indie rock inspirations to create smooth, hypnotizing music that charms with every sound. If you manage to get under the tent of Avalon Stage, make sure to check them out!
Friday, 01. July – 13:00 – Avalon

Jacob Bellens

Pop poet Jacob Bellens is known from amazing projects such as I Got You On Tape and Murder, now he is out with his first internationally signed solo album. Melancholy and melodic chamber pop at its finest – live as much as on record!
Friday, 01. July – 15:00 – Avalon

Blaue Blume

Even after numerous concerts in Denmark and abroad, we still can get excited about seeing Blaue Blume play live. Their music combines dreamy atmosphere, heavy edge and unforgettable vocals in one extraordinary universe of sounds.
Friday, 01. July – 19:00 – Avalon

The Entrepreneurs

If you really want to shake your legs and head to some rocking sounds, a concert of romantic noise rockers The Entrepreneurs is never a bad idea! They return to Roskilde Festival after a great show in 2015. Check out our introduction from last year HERE.
Saturday, 02. July – 12:15 – Pavilion


Troels Abrahamsen presents exceptional fragile, melancholic music and makes piano the king of instruments with his solo project EXEC. The live shows we’ve witnessed so far were absolutely outstanding, so we cannot wait what he has in store for the concert at Roskilde Festival.
Saturday, 02. July – 12:30 – Gloria

Lightwave Empire

Some members of former Danish super-electronic-group Spleen United decided to show their dreamy rock side and formed a group like no other – Lightwave Empire will debut their music live at Roskilde Festival this year.
Saturday, 02. July – 20:15 – Avalon

Danish pop darling delivers catchy songs spiced up with her explosive character and stage performance. After an amazing show at in 2014 (see photo above), the power girl managed to return as headliner of this year’s Roskilde Festival, where she’ll play on the one and only Orange Stage.
Saturday, 02. July – 22:00 – Orange

The Minds of 99

If you’re looking for great, freshly presented rock’n’roll with edge and lyrics in Danish, you should definitely check out The Minds of 99. After an awesome opening concert on Orange Stage in 2015, the band has the honourous job of closing the festival with a brag of a party this year!
Sunday, 03. July – 02:00 – Arena

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