The Roskilde Festival is a Danish music festival held annually south of Roskilde. It is one of the largest music festivals in Europe and the largest in the Nordic countries. It was created in 1971 by two high school students and a promoter. 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. In 2014, the Roskilde Foundation provided festival participants with the opportunity to nominate and vote upon which organizations should receive funds raised by the festival.Use our Roskilde tour itinerary planning website to visit Roskilde Festival on your trip to Roskilde, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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. Most festival visitors are Danes, but there are also many visitors from elsewhere, especially the other Scandinavian countries and Germany.
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The weather does not matter! Rainy, sunny,windy, hot or cold north European summerdays and nights, been at the festival with in all, and I always had a great time. Even though you don't know all the..... more
The weather does not matter! Rainy, sunny,windy, hot or cold north European summerdays and nights, been at the festival with in all, and I always had a great time. Even though you don't know all the..... more »
Litarary the best week of my life! I would 100% recommend it! It is a non profit organisation, means that a lot of monny you spend is going to charity.
Litarary the best week of my life! I would 100% recommend it! It is a non profit organisation, means that a lot of monny you spend is going to charity. more »
Roskilde festival is Northern Europe's largest rock festival, with 6 stages. 120,000 people are gathered just outside Roskilde at Roskilde dyrskue plads. 20,000 are volunteers and the festival money surplus is given to children and young people.
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