Each year Roskilde Festival attracts a massive audience from all over Europe, and today it is one of the biggest culture and music festivals in Europe.
It is a modern, cutting-edge festival which is organised by a non-profit humanitarian organisation on the basis of approximately 25,000 volunteers. All profits from the festival are donated to national and international humanitarian charity and cultural purposes by The Roskilde Festival Charity Society.
Eight days of party and total experiences
Roskilde Festival presents a progressive music programme which offers memorable experiences and lots of surprises. Year after year, the largest international crowd in Europe is drawn to Roskilde because of a combination of this year’s greatest successes, the living legends and the best representatives of the many corners of musical expression.
Each year, about 150 bands play at six stages during four days from Thursday to Sunday. The camping areas open on the Saturday prior to the festival at 18:00 and from sunday, there will with music at Pavilion Junior – the stage for upcoming acts – and a wealth of activities during the four days leading up to Thursday. Roskilde Festival is 4 days’ warm-up and 4 days’ music. This is a total of 8 days of partying. Roskilde Festival is a unique and all-encompassing experience where music, events and activities form a unity with the intense sense of community among an emphatic audience.
Music through the years
Roskilde Festival was established in 1971 and has since then presented acts such as Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Beastie Boys, Björk, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, The Chemical Brothers, Coldplay, Bob Dylan, Faith No More, Fatboy Slim, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Korn, Kraftwerk, Marilyn Manson, Bob Marley, Massive Attack, Metallica, Muse, New Order, Nick Cave, Nirvana, Oasis, Queens Of The Stone Age, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Scissor Sisters, The Streets, The Strokes, Talking Heads, Tool, U2, Underworld, Robbie Williams, Wu-Tang Clan, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The White Stripes and Brian Wilson.