Roskilde Festival is the largest North European culture and music festival and one of the six biggest annual music festivals in Europe. It has existed since 1971 when it was created by two high school students, Mogens Sandfar and Jesper Switzer Moller, and promoter Carl Fischer.
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.
It is Denmark's first real music-oriented festival, originally for hippies but today it covers more of the mainstream youth from Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.
Payment options (at festival)
From 80 euros (hotels) in town
22 euros (24 x 0,33 l), around 5 euros (0,5 l) at festival venue
5 - 10 euros (sausages, pork roast, soup, meatballs) at festival venue
Price per km around 2,3 euros