Roskilde Festival names first red-hot headliner

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are returning to the festival ground’s next summer

California’s Red Hot Chili Peppers will be one of the headliners at next summer’s Roskilde Festival.

The Chili Peppers, one of the world’s best known rock bands and a solid favourite with Danish music fans, have visited the festival three times before in 1996, 2002 and 2007.

Bad memories
The group’s 2007 set remains one of the most panned performances in the festival’s history.

Reviewers used words like “pitiful” and “insulting” and “historically bad” to describe that show.

The veteran group somewhat redeemed themselves with their Danish fans with a stellar set at the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning in autumn 2011, the last time they were in Denmark.

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Other acts confirmed for next summer’s festival include country sensation Sturgill Simpson, Action Bronson, Mac DeMarco and Courtney Barnett.

Next year’s Roskilde Festival takes place from Wednesday 29 June to Saturday July 2. Ticket go on sale on Tuesday 17 November.