until Roskilde Festival 2015 - 27 June to 4 July
Thom Yorke from Radiohead in 1997 - photo: Thomas Søndergård/Rockphoto

Roskilde Festival throughout the years

What have you experienced? And what did you miss out on? Here you can browse through several decaes of festival history – all the way from 1971 to last year.

"History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again."

The words come from the author Kurt Vonnegut. Although the quote is not referring to a culture and music festival, it makes great sense in a Roskilde Festival context.

This page is dedicated to Roskilde Festival's history. Here you can see Roskilde Festival throughout the years.

When Bob Marley played at Roskilde Festival in 1978, Talking Heads in 1979, U2 in 1982, Metallica in 1986 and Radiohead in 1997 (just to mention few among countless artists), Roskilde has again and again demonstrated that this is the place to experience new, sprouting names, contemporary stars and timeless legends. Roskilde Festival has surprised its audience throughout history, and you can prepare yourself to be surprised again.

In the timeline above, you’ll find photos, band lists and schedules, posters and news papers.

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