The biggest music festival in Northern Europe returns to Copenhagen. Featuring a number of worldwide superstars, Roskilde Festival should be at the top of your events bucket list this summer.
- When? 24th June - 1st July
- Where? Copenhagen
- Price: 1995 DDK plus fee (around £230)
If you love camping as much as Bear Grylls and attend more gigs than you've had hot dinners, we've found the event for you. Copenhagen's Roskilde Festival is the largest Northern European culture and music festival and sees an eager camping crowd of around 100,000 setting up their tents for the four day weekender.
This highly anticipated event has existed since 1971 and is run by a non-profit organisation who are joined by thousands of volunteers every year. With the music pumping Wednesday to Saturday, you can expect a buzzing atmosphere formed by an outstanding line up of top quality artists. Previous years have seen international superstars such as Pharrell, Disclosure and the Red Hot Chili Peppers take to the festival's many stages which feature nearly 200 acts every year.
The lineup for 2017 features the likes of the Foo Fighters, A Tribe Called Quest, Arcade Fire, The Weeknd, The xx, Blink-182, Lorde, The Lumineers and loads more.
The venue is around a 30 minute drive south west of Copenhagen so it's easily accessible if you're a visiting tourist. But be aware - the Roskilde Festival has gained huge popularity over the last decade and as such, campers come to set up tents as early as the weekend prior to the Wednesday; something to think about if you're looking to sleep under the stars and want the best spot. If you prefer the comfort of your own bed, one day tickets are also available for purchase.
With innovative areas such as Dream City featuring events designed by campers, Art Zone presenting the works of top artists and Graffiti Zone offering an urbanesque space of creative works, there's no doubt you get a little more than music here, and more importantly - excellent value for money.
If you are camping for the entirety of event, just make sure you pack accordingly. We don't want to hear about any Bear Grylls-esque survival issues.
- Get there: Fly to Copenhagen then take a direct train from the airport, or pick up a shuttle bus. If you're travelling by bus or campervan, there are camping options.
- Stay: Camping is included with full-priced tickets, so bring a tent and enjoy the full festival experience. There are a variety of campsites to choose from, so you can pick somewhere that works for you.
Visit the official website for more information.
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