WHERE: Roskilde, Denmark.
WHEN: from 24 June to 01 July 2023
The Roskilde Festival is the oldest, and most important, festival in all of Europe, second in size only to the English Glastonbury. It takes place in the Danish town of the same name, about 30 minutes from the capital, Copenhagen.
Almost half a century has passed since the first edition, dated 1971, but interest has been a real crescendo. Above all, a line-up of absolute and incredible value and appeal of the international rock scene; right on this stage groups of the caliber of Guns’ N Roses, Metallica, Nirvana, David Bowie. And again: Aerosmith, Björk, The Clash, Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2….
Over the years, the offer has expanded to include modern independent music, jazz, electronics, world-music and many other musical genres. Everything is business today. And that charm that the Festival once had has been lost a little.
Today, the Roskilde Festival is more than just music, food, art and party. It is a real celebration of freedom, cooperation and solidarity, with numerous “collateral” activities, ranging from cinema to “performance-art”. Precisely for this reason, every year, thousands of kids are ready to have fun and go wild in the small Danish town.
Photo ©, Stig Nygaard
Roskilde is a beautiful town in the east of Denmark, located on the island of Sjaelland, just 35 km away from Copenhagen. The ideal solution, therefore, is to arrive in the Danish capital, and, from here, to travel by train or by bus. Numerous airlines connect the main European destinations with Copenhagen.
To reach the festival you need to use a mixed train-bus route:
Once you reach Roskilde from Copenhagen airport, during the whole festival period, a Shuttle Bus service is active within the city, connecting with the festival site. The Shuttle stops at Roskilde Station, Østergade and the East and West entrances of the Festival. Departures every 30 minutes, from 08:00 to 15:00. In the first week of July, another bus is also operational, passing through the city center, the municipal swimming pool and various city areas. It runs from 10:00 to 16:00, and should cost around 25DKK per person.
For those arriving by car, or intending to rent one from Copenhagen, once you leave the airport, just take the E20 junction for Copenhagen, and then follow the signs Sj. Odde and, later, Roskilde. They are about 32 kilometers away. Once at your destination, there is ample parking available on site.
The Festival Area is accessible from Saturday 24 June, starting at 16:00. The main concerts take place over 4 days, from Wednesday 28 June to Saturday 01 July. Here are the main protagonists at the Roskilde Festival 2023:
Photo ©, Jacques Holst
On the official website you can buy your ticket online for one of the four days of the festival. The ticket is valid for the chosen day 24 hours, from 08:00 in the morning until 08:00 the following day. The price for a single day is 1230 Danish crowns (about €165). The FULL FESTIVAL TICKET is very advantageous. It costs 2430DKK (about €325) and is valid for all 8 days of the festival; it also includes free access to Roskilde Camping. The main problem is being able to find available coupons, already a few months before the event!
The Roskilde Festival can be accessed unaccompanied by children over the age of 15. Children between 10 and 14 years of age have a reduced rate, but only if accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets for children between 10 and 14 must be purchased on site.
Children under the age of 10 enter for free, accompanied by a paying adult.
Roskilde festival is also perfectly accessible for people with reduced mobility. For the disabled there are toilets, specific areas in the Campsite (Handi-Camp), positions in the Main Stage. The subscription costs 2430DKK for the entire duration of the festival and offers access to one disabled person and one carer. The ticket for a single day of your choice for the disabled and accompanying person costs 1230DKK.
Prices are all inclusive of taxes and fees.
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