The last day at this years Roskilde means the last reviews for now. This was a very hot Sunday, and a day where beers are a definite no-go!
Here are the reviews from Sunday:
Chorus Grant (4/6)
The lovely Kristian Finne played his second show at Roskilde (first one with Cancer at Pavilion), and this time he was located at the very fitting Gloria – even though it was like standing in a sauna. Taking the heat out of the picture, Gloria and Chorus Grant was a great match. A rather different concert than the one at NorthSide, but yet another highlight to what has been an incredible year. Chorus Grant is here to stay, and Kristian Finne and his band is more than recommendable.
Klumben & Raske Penge (2/6)
I think the 2 stars is for putting a smile on peoples faces, other than that, this was the worst Orange concert I’ve seen. I know that some of their songs works at apartment parties, when it’s past sober and you are screaming along – but that is as far as their talent goes. No arguments can justify their trip from Pavilion Junior to Orange in just two years – they are simply not that good. This was a mistake Roskilde, and deep down I think you know it. You could’ve put them at another stage, because putting them on the Orange stage just weird.
A more than approved concert from the american indie rockers, who at this concert saw a rather small audience at the Arena stage. With many songs in their back pack, Deerhunter decided to extract the songs meaning that a fewer songs made the setlist – not a bad choice. Going to Arena and hiding from the sun, and witnessing the music idling. Still, you could just sense that something was missing in order to really captivate the audience, and things got just a bit to boring. That feeling where you are just about to disappear into music, but still easily distracted.
A strong performance from the Danish superstar, who definitely deserves to be standing at the Arena stage. Her material works way better live by now, than earlier concerts at Spot and NorthSide, so this time she and her band seemed more ready. Most of all, the lovely Karen Marie was more than thankful and her smiles naturally had a great effect on the huge crowd. The concert had a confusing part, when Diplo entered the stage, only to be waving an ‘XXX’-flag, and then leaving again. MØs reaction was either acting or actual surprise, we don’t know – but confusing it was. The one thing that drags this concert down is, that Karen Marie stages dives way to often. It’s great that she does it, but keep it to 2-3 times during the concert.
My last concert at Roskilde, and one of those I’d been expecting a lot from. The German bass-kings delivered just what I needed before packing up and heading for Roskilde station: proper electronic music! Opening with “A New Error” from their 2009 was somewhat brilliant, as most of the Danes knows this song (if you haven’t heard it from Moderat themselves, you can most likely recognize it from a TV-commercial). From that first song, people were really paying attention to the fantastic music – and even though it was a sober Sunday, people were using just the amount of energy they had left. Perfect ending to Roskilde Festival, I must say.