Muse joins Roskilde Festival lineup

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The Independent Culture

Organizers of the Roskilde Festival in Denmark have announced that British rock band Muse will perform at the 2010 festival, scheduled for July 1-4. Muse joins a lineup that so far includes American punk rock band NOFX and Danish acts The Kissaway Trail, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, and C.J. Jørgensen.

Muse performed at the 2009 festival and was, according to organizers, one of the most requested acts by fans to return in 2010. The band's show at Roskilde will be part of a festival tour that so far includes visit to Germany and Portugal.

Because the Roskilde Festival is scheduled just one week after the Glastonbury Festival in England, the announcement fuels speculation that Muse may perform at Glastonbury as well.

Muse's most recent album, The Resistance, topped album charts in 19 countries and reached number three in the US. The band is known for its live shows and has earned praise from magazines like Rolling Stone and NME, the Q Awards, and the BRIT Awards as one of the best live bands currently performing.

The Roskilde Festival is one of the biggest in Europe, attracting more than 80,000 concertgoers annually. Begun in 1971, it began as a hippie-oriented event but has since begun to attract a more mainstream mix of music and attendees.

The 2010 festival will take place from Thursday, July 1, to Sunday, July 4, with the campground opening for warm-up events that run from June 27 until the start of the festival.

Tickets for the 2010 festival are currently on sale. A €275-ticket includes camping and access to events for the entire week.