To entertain around 130,000 people for over eight days and to offer more than just a few bands and beer stands is a huge task – one that the organizers of Roskilde Festival in Denmark face every year. They themselves do not advertise with the mere festival experience, but speak of a week full of “freedom and togetherness”. I remember the first time I visited Roskilde festival as clearly as if it was yesterday. 2014 we experienced “The Orange Feeling” ourselves. And it is this special atmosphere which can be felt everywhere around the huge site in Roskilde, which mutates into Denmark’s fourth largest city during the festival period. Even on the screens after concerts there is nothing like advertising and instructions, but more of a motto: “Take care of each other”.
Together, visitors of Roskilde Festival can not only discover music on the famous Orange Stage and other smaller stages, but also different offers of art, food from all kinds of countries, can build their own vision of a city in the “Dream City” or be motivated to creative activities. Despite its size and the large number of visitors, the festival area is astonishingly clearly arranged, the stages are easily accessible, at every corner one can discover further details that should make Roskilde Festival a special experience.
The love of detail also extends to the line-up, because this consists of a remarkably tasteful variety. In addition to headliners like The XX and Arcade Fire, Lorde, Slowdive, Solange, it can happen that a few meters away rapper Gucci Mane almost bursts the covered stage. Thank you for another amazing year 2017 and until next year second, Danish home.
Also have a look at my review of performances during Roskilde 2017 here.