Why You Should Be At Roskilde This Year (Or Buy Tickets For Next Year)

Written by Adam Miguest


With less than a week to go before the SOLD OUT Roskilde Music Festival, we thought we’d provide you with a few reasons to start planning for next year.


Roskilde Festival, which is held in it’s namesake city of Roskilde, Denmark is the largest music festival in Northern Europe. With some 130,000 festival goers and another 30,000 attendees made up of volunteers, media and artists; this festival usually has a minimum of 160,000 people floating around.


Roskilde is also the longest camping festival in Europe, with eight days of camping total. The first 4 days are exclusively for pre-parties during which local DJs construct massive speakers powered by car batteries, and throw mini-parties all around the vast campgrounds. It’s a perfect way to meet everyone near your camp, dance your face off, and have some drinks before the main acts ever take the stage.


Speaking of headliners, this year’s lineup features a stunningly diverse array of musical artists from around the world Bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tenacious D, rappers like Macklemore and Wiz Khalifa, and DJs like Gramatik and Nero ensure that every festival goer will experience a genre to their liking.


With that said, I’d like to put the spotlight on one of Roskilde’s biggest headliners. MØ, haling from Odense, Denmark, MØ is one of the top Danish artists in the world, and this upcoming performance at her home country’s biggest festival is slated to be career-defining. For those of you who don’t know, MØ is the lead vocalist for one of last summer’s hottest songs, “Lean On,” in which she collaborated with collective Major Lazer.


With tickets to this Roskilde Festival costing 1,995 DKK, or about $300, it puts the cost of a ticket at a very similar price to Lollapalooza ($355 for a 4-day GA ticket). However, I’d say that with with Roskilde’s eight full days of camping, pre-parties and 180 artists, you’re definitely getting more bang for your buck.


So, go forth festies, and start planning your 2017 pilgrimage to The Great Kingdom of Denmark. And stay tuned as Festival Squad works to interview some of Roskilde’s top artists, and photograph the madness for your viewing pleasure.


P.S. – If you happen to be in Europe already, there are still a few one-day tickets available for Wednesday and Thursday of the Festival, but be warned, you won’t get the full Roskilde experience without camping.


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