Foo Fighters to Headline Roskilde Festival 2017

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The American Rock Giants Will Play Their Only Scandinavian Show at Roskilde Festival Next Summer. Tickets for the Danish Festival Go on Sale on 15 November.

The last great American stadium rock band will headline Roskilde Festival’s biggest stage – the iconic Orange Stage – when Foo Fighters return to play the festival for the first time since 2005.

In the 20+ years since the 1995 release of Foo Fighters' self-titled debut, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear have grown into a world-class headliner with few peers. The band's massive catalogue of gold and platinum albums has won 11 Grammys, four Brit Awards, sold 25+ million records.

This is the backbone of marathon shows powered by singalong anthems "Everlong," "Monkey Wrench", "My Hero", "Learn To Fly", "All My Life", "Best Of You", "The Pretender", "Walk", "Something From Nothing" and many more.

Dave Grohl first visited Roskilde Festival with Nirvana in 1992 and reconquered the Orange Stage in 2005 when Foo Fighters last visited the Danish non-profit festival. His last view of the enthusiastic crowd was behind the drums with Them Crooked Vultures in 2010.

Head of Programme Anders Wahrén says:

“Foo Fighters is undoubtedly one of the biggest rock bands in the world, and we have wanted them back for a long time. We’re thrilled that it finally panned out so we can welcome them back to Roskilde Festival for their only Scandinavian show next summer.”

“They are a perfect act for Orange Stage with their unique ability to create a sense of togetherness and excitement. Their concerts the past few years serve as further proof that they are as vital as ever before.”


Foo Fighters’ most recent release was the Saint Cecilia EP from 2015 – released as a gift to their millions of fans at the close of the world-spanning tour in support of their 2014 albumSonic Highways.

The band will join Trentemøller, Angel Olsen, Moderat/Modeselektor and Jenny Hval who are among the first acts announced for Roskilde Festival 2017. Many more acts will be announced before Christmas.

See all the acts here:

  • A total of 175 acts will play Roskilde Festival, located just 30 minutes outside of Copenhagen.
  • Tickets go on sale on 15 November. They can be purchased on
  • The festival will take place from Saturday 24 June to Saturday 1 July 2017.

About Roskilde Festival:

With more than 175 music acts in the line-up performing on nine stages and over 100,000 passionate music lovers gathered for a full week, Roskilde Festival is among the most unique music festival experiences in the world. A position the festival has held since the early 1970s.

The full festival journey in Roskilde is an eight-day exploration of music, artistic expression, delicious food, sustainability, love, community and party – located just 35 kilometers outside of the Danish capital of Copenhagen, also the distance to the nearest international airport.


Roskilde Festival is 100 % non-profit and created by dedicated volunteers. All profits are donated to cultural and humanitarian purposes by the Roskilde Festival Charity Society.

Published on 18 November 2016 by Ben Robinson

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