The Roskilde Festival is a Danish music festival held annually in last June for a week, in south of Roskilde. It is one of the largest music festivals in Europe and the largest in Northern Europe.
Interesting Features of Roskilde Festival
- The Roskilde Festival was Denmark’s first music-oriented festival created for hippies and today covers more of the mainstream youth from Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.
- It was created in 1971 by two high school students, Mogens Sandfær and Jesper Switzer Møller, and promoter Carl Fischer. In 1972, the festival was taken over by the Roskilde Foundation, which has since run the festival as a non-profit Organization for development and support of music, culture and humanism.
- Roskilde is Denmark’s opportunity to prove they’re more than just exceptional crime drama exporters, and bring some of the world’s best rock, pop, hip-hop and dance acts to Scandinavia.
- The bands presented at Roskilde Festival are traditionally a balanced mix of large, well-known artists, cutting-edge artists from all contemporary genres, popular crowd-pleasing acts plus local Scandinavian headliners and up-and-coming names.