Fewer than 2,000 Roskilde tickets left

July 3rd, 2012

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Countdown to festival is well underway and activity is starting to pick up

If you’ve been on the fence about whether to buy tickets for Roskilde Festival or not, act fast. Fewer than 2,000 of 77,500 tickets remain. Like last year’s festival, it is expected that the tickets will sell out before the music begins on Thursday.

While the one-day ticket option for Saturday – when Bruce Springsteen, Bon Iver and Mac Miller are set to perform – is already sold out, there are still one-day tickets for Thursday, Friday and Sunday available online.

Though the weather forecast for Roskilde is a bit gloomy, don’t let the rainfall put you off. Check the radar service on dmi.dk in advance of the expected 13mm of rain on Friday.

But while Thursday will be cloudy, temperatures are expected to reach 24 degrees and stay there for the entirety of the festival. Showers are also expected on Sunday, but that shouldn’t stop you from buying tickets to see Björk or Suicide Silence.  

Roskilde Festival will once more be the site of ‘The Wall’, an eight-metre high copy of part of the separation barrier erected by Israel in 2002. The monument, built by charitable organisation DanChurchAid Youth, was first brought to the festival in 2004, after the International Court in the Hague ruled that the Israeli barrier was illegal, that all parts of the barrier on Palestinian territory must be removed and further construction be halted, and that Israel must compensate Palestinians who suffered when the barrier was erected.

Israel has never recognised the court’s ruling. In addition to this form of protest against Israel’s policies, there will be 500 volunteers collecting bottles from the festival sites, and the refund money earned – about 300,000 kroner is expected – will be donated by the Roskilde Foundation to establishing mobile health clinics in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

And if you’re already at Roskilde, don’t miss Danish synth-pop group Spleen United’s takeover of the camping site by the lake at Agora K for a 24-hour-long concert, starting at 10 tonight. At night, audience members will get headphones to enjoy the music silent rave style, while a huge clock will count the hours. The demonstration of stamina is a must-see if you’re already at the warm-up events. 


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