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With approximately 175 music acts in the line-up performing on eight stages and over 100,000 passionate music lovers gathered for a full week, Denmark’s Roskilde Festival is among the most cutting-edge and unique music festivals in the world.

A position the festival has held for over six decades.

At Roskilde Festival, situated just 35 kilometres outside of Danish capital Copenhagen, the audience comes face to face with a world class line-up, which in recent years has included icons like Metallica, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.

And here the audience meets the next generations of musical innovators and agenda-setters from all regions in the world and all musical genres.

However, Roskilde Festival offers more than a chance to explore a world of music.

It’s also a way to break away from the real world and explore a utopian city of artistic expression, delicious food, sustainability and party.

The atmosphere at the festival site – and especially among the inhabitants living in the enormous tent city – is worldwide renowned and offers a sense of love and community spirit rarely found at other festivals.

Roskilde Festival is created by more than 30,000 dedicated volunteers and is 100 % non-profit.

All profits are donated to cultural and humanitarian purposes by the Roskilde Festival Charity Society.

More facts about Roskilde Festival

  • Roskilde Festival 2018 will take place throughout eight days from 30 June to 7 July 2018 in Denmark.
  • 175 artists will perform on the stages in 2018.
  • Artists in 2018 so far Bruno Mars, Vince Staples, Mogwai, Myrkur and more. See the line-up here.
  • Daily audience capacity is 85,000. 80,000 full festival tickets and 20,000 one-day tickets are for sale.
  • A full festival ticket costs DKK 2100 ex. fee (approx. EUR 280). Ticket price includes access to campsite.
  • A limited number of one-day tickets is also available – price is DKK 1050 ex. fee (approx. EUR 140).
  • Tickets are available on the festival website
  • Roskilde Festival takes place in the fields south of the town of Roskilde, which is one of Denmark’s oldest cities and also known for the historical relics from the Viking Age.
  • Danish capital Copenhagen is located just 35 kilometres from the festival site, and this is also the approximate distance to the closest international airport.
  • Roskilde Festival was first held in 1971.
  • Roskilde Festival is 100 % non-profit.


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