Denmark's first and finest music festival
From its small-scale beginnings in 1971, Roskilde’s left-field adventure has evolved into one of the biggest and quirkiest festivals in Europe.
Crowds of 130,000 come back each year for as eclectic a lineup as you could imagine, taking in rock, metal, hip-hop, RnB, electronica and EDM, as well as classical and world music. As Denmark’s first music-dedicated event, Roskilde’s reputation has ballooned and soared over the past 40 years, and yet its distinctive character still remains.
A vast array of side games has grown up into Roskilde’s own folklore, with walkabout theatre and grand-scale water fights just the tip of the iceberg. All profits from the festival are donated to charity, and Roskilde’s commitment to producing a great event with an even greater heart is as effective as it is admirable. They always get it right, and we simply can’t wait for 2015’s edition.
- Santiago 16:45
- Noura Mint Seymali 19:00
- Electric Eye 21:00
- Timbuktu & Damn! 17:00
- Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 19:30
- The War on Drugs 22:00
- The Mountains 13:00
- WhoMadeWho 15:00
- Thåström 17:00
- First Aid Kit 19:30
- Africa Express 22:00
The festival site hosts 7 stages, while the 80-hectare campsite is split into different zones called “Agoras”. Each Agora puts on themed events and is a hub for food, shops, toilets, showers and cooking facilities. Bikes are available to rent on site if the distance gets too much!
Roskilde is 35km to the west of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand.
Animal Showgrounds, Darupvej, Roskilde, 4000, Denmark
Copenhagen airport is the closest airport to the festival site. From the Koebenhavns Lufthavn station, trains for Roskilde depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes 40 minutes and costs €10 for a single. The trains stop at the festival’s very own train station!
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