Established in 1971 by two industrious high school students and a promoter, the Roskilde Festival is one of Europe's premier music events - and the largest gathering in the Nordic countries. Set scenically south of Roskilde, Denmark, this annual celebration has become a household name for countless fans around the globe seeking fun and entertainment!
In 1972, the inspiring Roskilde Foundation acquired the festival with a mission to utilize it as an effective platform for the development and growth of music, culture, and humanism. From its start, festival-goers have been given the opportunity to nominate charities that can benefit from funds raised during this altruistic event. The foundation has since then run the entire festivity in a non-profit manner.
Roskilde Festival is Denmark's premier music event, initially designed for hippies but now welcomed by youths from all over Europe. This seven-day festival celebrates a variety of musical genres with world-renowned rock, pop, urban and electronic stars. The majority of the attendees come from Denmark, while Scandinavia and Germany make up much of the remainder - truly an international experience!