In what truly must be a case of going from the sublime to the ridiculous, PJ Harvey and the US comedy/rock duo Tenacious D have been added to next year’s Roskilde Festival line-up.
Harvey is a well-known face at Denmark’s summer music bacchanal, having played there for the first time in 1995. This will be her fourth performance, but her first since 2011.
“We keep an eye on PJ to see when she is putting out a new release and is ready to play concerts again,” said Roskilde program head Anders Wahrén. “She likes to experiment and I am sure she will surprise her fans again.”
From cult act to headliner
This will be Tenacious D’s Roskilde debut.
Part-real rock act, part comedy group, the duo’s most well-known half is comic actor Jack Black. The group’s best known songs, ‘Fuck Her Gently’ and ‘Tribute’, are ubiquitous at parties and clubs throughout Denmark.
“Tenacious D is one of the names that fans have been asking us for years, and now it’s going to happen,” said Wahren. “They have gone from cult status to headliners and will be on the Orange Stage in the evening.”
He’s still alive?
Meanwhile, another rock god from days gone by, Iggy Pop, has been added to the bill for Aarhus’s Northside Festival.