The Roskilde Festival

Music has been a very important part of every culture.  The Roskilde Festival is a music and culture event in south of Roskilde in Denmark that takes place annually.   This year, it was held on the 27th of June to the 4rth of July with a musical line-up of Muse, Florence, The Machine, Pharrell Williams and many more.  Nearly 200 bands and solo artists play on eight stages during eight days.   Traditionally, large, well-known artists, cutting-edge artists from all contemporary genres, popular crowd-pleasing acts plus local Scandinavian headliners and up-and-coming names come to perform on stage. It is said that this festival is Denmark’s first music-oriented festival created for hippies. 

This was first held in 1971 and has grown in popularity so more than 80,000 people from all over the world join the event.  For most Danes, attending Roskilde has become a rite of passage.  They come here to enjoy a diverse mix of music, arts and camping. 

The festival campsite is about 80 hectares.  So long as you have a ticket, you can feel free to set up camp.  They have a service center with establishments ranging from food stalls to a cinema.  The campsite is divided into agoras that provide toilets, cell phone charging and luggage storage.  It usually opens on the morning prior to the start of the festival.

The Roskilde Festival  is run by a non-profit organization so all proceeds from the event go to humanitarian and cultural purposes.  Not bad for an event where you can have the time of your life for a good cause.  This way, you can let loose and go with the flow guilt-free.

 

 

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