Festivals

Roskilde Festival 2021

The Roskilde Festival 2021 is more than music, art, food and parties. Much more. It's also a week-long celebration of togetherness and community.

Roskilde Festival 2021 Photo by Mia Dernoff

The Roskilde Festival is a Danish music festival held annually south of Roskilde. It is one of the largest music festivals in Europe and the largest in Northern Europe. It was created in 1971 by two high school students, Mogens Sandfær and Jesper Switzer Møller, 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.

The Roskilde Festival was Denmark's first music-oriented festival created for hippies, and today covers more of the mainstream youth from Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. Until the mid-1990s, the festival attracted mostly Scandinavians, but in recent years it has become more and more international (with an especially large influx of Germans, Australians, and British).

When 26/6 - 3/7 2021
Where Roskilde, Denmark

Lineup
Tyler, The Creator / Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes /  / Africa Express Presents In C Mali / Fka Twigs / Floating Points / Mayhem / Moses Sumney / Thomas Helmig / Tlc / The Whitest Boy Alive / Ak Dan Gwang Chil / Cate Le Bon / Chai / Danish String Quartet & Dreamers' Circus / Girl In Red / Gyedu-Blay Ambolley / High On Fire / Holly Herndon / Kelly Lee Owens / Land Of Kush / Lingua Ignota / The Night Flight Orchestra / The No Ones / Object Blue (Resident DJ) / Old Man Gloom / Rwayss / Sampa The Great / Seni Reak Juarta Putra / Sicaria Sound (Resident DJ) / Tarrus Riley Feat. Dean Fraser & Black Soil Band / Ustad Saami / Yola + Many More