The Rolling Stones to headline Roskilde Festival

Legendary rockers The Rolling Stones will be one of the headline acts at this summer’s Roskilde Festival in Denmark.

The band will now join fellow headliners Arctic Monkeys at the festival, which will be held between 29 June and 6 July.

Event organiser Anders Wahren could not hide his joy when announcing the news, explaining that they have dreamt of the moment they would get the chance to see The Rolling Stones perform on the Orange Stage once more.

The announcement that the band will be playing at the Roskilde Festival comes just a short time after the band postponed their concerts scheduled to take place in Australia following the death of fashion designer L’Wren Scott, Mick Jagger’s partner.

The band will head to Europe this June to perform at a number of summer festivals, including Belgium’s TW Classic and Pinkpop in the Netherlands. They also have several stadium and arena concerts lined up.

Other acts lined up to play at Roskilde include Kasabian, Outkast, Damon Albarn, Major Lazer, Lykke Li, Earl Sweatshirt, MO, Pusha T, Chromeo, Cyril Hahn, Kavinsky and The Rapper.

The Roskilde Festival is the biggest festival in northern Europe and one of the continent’s largest and most eagerly anticipated. It was founded in 1971 by high school students Jesper Switzer Moller and Mogens Sandfaer, along with promoter Carl Fischer. The following year it was bought by the Roskilde Foundation.