FESTIVAL NEWS: Arcane Roots, Confidence Man & More for Metropolis Festival

Rotterdam’s Metropolis Festival has unveiled a strong set of first new names for its upcoming 30th edition.

The free festival, which intends to showcase the best new music, has seen a whole host of modern day greats grace its stages in recent year, including Coldplay, The Black Keys and Twenty One Pilots. This year, the one-day bash once again does not disappoint, having put together a first set of new names which do its intentions justice.

London’s Arcane Roots and Australian synth poppers Confidence Man lead the list of additions, with German vocalist Alice Merton, Dutch singer-songwriter Tamino, American musician Caroline Rose, British indie rockers Bad Sounds and local group Lewsberg also finding themselves on this summer’s billing. The latter act will perform on the festival’s local music stage, for which budding musicians can sign up to appear on here. Four of the first six names appeared at Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen earlier this year.

Metropolis Festival is completely free, taking place at Rotterdam’s Zuiderpark on 8 July. More names will be announced in due course, but you can already listen to songs by Arcane Roots, Confidence Man and Caroline Rose above and below.