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Viking City Glows During 8-Day Roskilde Festival

Roskilde Festival should be on the radar of any adventurous indie music enthusiast. Long, sunny Scandinavian days welcomed 160,000 people to Roskilde, the medieval Viking town near Copenhagen. The 8-day non-profit festival, which is run by volunteers, attracted an eclectic mix of artists including a well-represented collection of indie artists.   While its robust musical

The xx Own Roskilde Festival’s Biggest Stage

The xx: minimal, intimate, and up-close. I wondered how they would translate their sound—seemingly suited for an underground club or intimate bar—to Roskilde Festival’s biggest stage and the open air. Spoiler alert: They fared quite well.   The London-based trio comprised of Romy Madley Croft, James Thomas Smith, and Oliver Sim took to the stage

Roskilde Festival 2017: “Yes We Camp!”

“Are you going to Roskilde this year?” As summer approaches in Denmark, this question is as common in daily life as a piece of rye bread is for lunch. With approximately 130,000 attendees and most of them Danish, Roskilde Festival attracts an astounding proportion of people relative to Denmark’s tiny population of 5 million.