Roskilde Festival is the oldest and biggest music festival in Denmark. Rock, heavy metal, urban music and straight-up pop are given the greatest of stages at one of Europe's real festival giants.
Since its first event way back in 1971, Roskilde has become the type of festival that draws crowds of over 100,000 just by its reputation alone. Huge – and often left-field – lineups combine with some of the wildest campsite parties in the world, making for 8 days of incredible creativity.
Infamous side-activities have also given Roskilde a gravitas beyond the music, with the notorious Naked Run first among them. If you're feeling fast (and brave) you could even win yourself a free ticket for 2017…
7 stages host on of the biggest festival lineups around; but Roskilde's campsites are known across the world. 80 hectares of ground is split up into zones, called "Agoras", with each one acting as a hub for parties, showers, toilets, food, shops and cooking facilities.
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!