Now this is another festival that I want to make my way to. The Roskilde festival has been held in Denmark since 1971. Roskilde festival was created by two high school students (Mogens Sandfær and Jesper Switzer Møller) and a promoter (Carl Fischer). In 1972 Roskilde 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. In 2007 Roskilde Festival had more than 180 performing bands and gathered around 80,000 people paying for the concerts, with more than 21,000 volunteers, 5,000 media people and 3,000 artists – which means almost 110,000 people participated in the festival. Quite impressive if you ask me. Roskilde Festival is now one of the 6th biggest music festivals in Europe. In 2011 Kings of Leon, Bad Religion, Killing Joke, The Strokes, PJ Harvey, Iron Maiden, Deadmau5, Mastodon, My Chemical Romance, TV On The Radio and tons of other acts played at the Roskilde Festival. I don’t think we’ll ever see a festival of this magnitude in South Africa. This photo was taken at the Roskilde Festival in 2011 and features the crowd in front one of the stages. This photo has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 9th of January 2012.
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