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Top Party Destinations: Roskilde rock festival

Roskilde rock festival
Roskilde Festival is held on the south of Roskilde in Denmark and is one of the two biggest annual rock music festivals in Europe, the other being the Glastonbury festival. It owes its origins to a couple of high school students, namely, Mogens Sandfær and Jesper Switzer Møller, and promoter Carl Fischer-who created it in 1971. In 1973. This festival was taken over by the Roskilde Foundation and since then, it has been run as a non-profit organization by the foundation. The Roskilde rock festival is now responsible for development and support of music, culture and humanism-remarkably harmonizing qualities that have won it fans world over.

Rocking the world! A preview of Roskilde

This festival is one of Denmark's first real music oriented celebrations. It was originally meant for the hippies but its present form covers the mainstream youth from Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. Roskilde Festival 2006 had a line-up of more than 170 performing bands and a 79,000-strong crowd of people paying for the concerts; the volunteers at the rock fest spread over 21,000 in number and 5,000 media people covering the festivities brought to life by 3,000 artists. A grand total of around 110,000 people participate in the festival. The campsite for the venue of the Roskilde Rock Festival would traditionally open on the last Sunday of June, which gives the festival guests enough time to organize themselves with the festival officially starting on the following Thursday at the Animal Showground’s and lasting for 4 days.

Interesting facts and music-bytes about Roskilde rock festival: Camping society

The Camping society is an essential part of the Roskilde rock festival and is the venue for visitors with tents and tickets to camp out. The Roskilde Festival has a clearly demarcated festival site, where the music and most of the stalls are and it is away from the festival's camping areas, located around "agoras", also known as towers, which are spots where people party and meet each other. Each agora has a special theme that contributes to the festival life with offers ranging from dating services to swimming lakes and radio broadcasting.

Baring the Roskilde rock festival mood: The naked race

For over the last 8 years, a famous tradition has emerged at the Roskilde rock festiva which is of a naked race. Saturday is when the race features approximately 20 runners, 50/50 of both genders, and the winner is the first who runs 3 laps around the radio building in his/her birthday suit. The first prize is a ticket to the next year's festival. In 2006, there were over 10,000 spectators at the race.

Music mania: types and grooves

The music mingle many styles like Heavy metal, Hip Hop, Electronic and Rock and efforts are on for promoting new artists with the foundation having setup a special stage for alternative music. The first day festivities are usually kicked-off by the latest Danish band to hit the music scene and they open the Orange Stage but the oldies are not forgotten either: at least one performance of classical music too.

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