Kraftwerk closed this year’s Roskilde festival in Denmark with a special 3D performance on Sunday night (July 7).
The concert was accompanied by a 3D visual backdrop, and audience members were given special 3D glasses to view the graphics. Wearing matching black synthetic body suits with white stripes, the iconic German electronic artists opened with ‘The Robots’ and went on to play ‘Numbers/Computer World’, ‘Computer Love’, ‘The Man Machine’ and ‘Autobahn’.
Queens Of The Stone Age also appeared, matching the sweltering heat of the festival, the band opened the concert with ‘Feel Good Hit of the Summer’
Earlier, Azealia Banks arrived 45 minutes late for her set. The rap artist’s partner, DJ Cosmo, entered after 35 minutes delay, announcing to the packed crowd, “Hello Denmark! I’m gonna DJ for five minutes. Sorry.” The 22 year-old introduced her ‘Harlem Shake’ remix by saying “I know I’ll get in a lot of trouble for this, but you know me – I don’t give a fuck.”
On Saturday, The National played to a huge crowd of fans, opening with ‘Fake Empire’. Frontman Matt Berninger poked fun at the crowd safety volunteers handing out water at one point, asking the audience, “Who wants water? Nobody. Nobody wants your water. You should try putting something else in there.” ‘Terrible Love’ ended the set.
Earlier in the day, Denmark natives Iceage played to a thin crowd at the Arena stage. Lead singer Elias Bender Rønnefelt confused audience members with some bizarre stage antics, such as picking up and hugging bunches of lilies, ripping off some the petals, and throwing the flowers into the crowd.
While Metallica were playing their two and a half hour set, Sigur Ros played an intense set at the Arena stage. The alternative Icelandic post-rockers were supported by dream-like video on their backdrop, dramatic lighting and vocal effects. Frontman Jonsi Birgisson’s brought along the band’s trademark bowed guitar and high vocals, to produce what many festival goers described as the highlight performance of the weekend.
Chase and Status played the final slot on Saturday, including hits such as ‘Lost & Not Found’, ‘End Credits’ and ‘Sensation’, and a cover of Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name Of.’