Roskilde Festival makes stage changes

Odeon and Cosmopol will be replaced by a flexible capacity stage called Avalon

Festival-goers will be in for some changes when the 2014 Roskilde Festival gets underway in July.


The festival announced yesterday on Twitter that two of the festival's main stages – Odeon and Cosmopol – will be no more. Instead, they will be replaced by a new stage bearing the name Avalon. 


The new stage is "unique in its flexible combination of intimate closed tent and open air," organisers wrote. The new stage will have a capacity that can house 3,000 – 12,000 fans. 


In a later tweet, the organisers said that the stage changes would result in "slightly fewer acts but the same quality".


In another change, the Pavilion Junior stage, which is used during the festival's warm-up days, will be replaced by a stage called Rising that will be located at the festival ground's City Center East. 


The festival will also feature a large art zone in the area west of Orange Stage. 


While the stage change announcement may be a smart way to get people talking about the Roskilde Festival nine months before it starts, what most people want to know is which bands will be playing. 


The organisers teased that an announcement on that front would occur "VERY soon". 


Tickets for the 2014 Roskilde Festival are already on sale.