D
    H
    M
    S
til Roskilde Festival 2014 - 29. juni til 6. juli

Roskilde Festivals diskussionforum

In order for everyone to understand your posts, you are encouraged to write in English.

Du skal være logget ind for at skrive indlæg. Log ind eller opret dig som bruger.

Quick guide for the search
X


  • Wildcard-Search
    With the help of a so-called wildcard you can look for several search words, which have the same word beginning. If you search e.g. for "Typo*", the search will find everything that begins with "Typo" : Typo3, Typoscript, Typocode, Typo3user... etc.
  • Negative search
    If you do not want to find certain expressions in your search result, you can cause this with placing a hyphen in front. Terms containing this phrase are excluded from the search result.
  • Search for user
    It is possible to limit the search result on answers of certain users. In addition to the retrieval query attach still another "user:username" and find the results, which were written by this certain user. If the username could not be found this will be ignored.
Quick guide for Indexing
X
 Quick guide for the search
Topic with many replies

Some questions on the festival format


Author Message
Written on: 14.06.2013 15:55
R. Duke
Posts: 37
Hi All,

I'm from Belgium and this is my 7th Roskilde. I've been at most of the world's major festivals, and I'm convinced Roskilde is the best of them all.
I was thrilled when the organization announced that Roskilde would officialy become an 8-day festival, thus becoming the world's biggest event of this kind.

However, I expected more from this new format. There's nothing wrong with the final four days of music. I liked the last two editions better, but that's a matter of preferences. I'll discuss that topic (this year's poster basically), if I get to report on this year's edition. In which case you'll all be able to read my opinions on that later.

As I'm visiting the full 8 days this time (which means taking 6 days off from work), I need to know if this is really all we get. Basically, the same final 4 days of music and -just like last year- 4 days of smaller bands and artists on two stages.
I had expected a lot more, at least on the music level. I mean, what's the point of a format change if nothing at all comes with it?

What is weird though, is that there seems to be even less activity programmed during the first 4 days, compared to when those 4 days were still called 'warm-up'. What happened to day-time cinema? Is it my correct understanding that the cinema tent is being ditched and replaced by an open-air format?
How about skate city? I still haven't seen an activity schedule of that, as is the case with many of the area-specific projects and such. How about the parties near the lake, for instance?

Maybe a lot is still to come and they will announce more in the next two weeks. But, being a Roskilde veteran who knows this festival very well (inside and out, by the way), I fear that I won't be able to fill up my days properly, especially if the weather's bad.

On a different note, can some one tell me if the Confederations Cup final will be shown anywhere? It's Sunday 30th (first day of the festival).

Anyway, I'm sure this will be the best week of my life once again. Especially keeping in mind that the whole festival ground is becoming nicer and more spatious. Having said that, I'm left with a few question marks 15 days before the festival, and I hope I can get some answers.

Thanks to anyone replying on this (especially an official Roskilde spokesperson).

BR,

Marc
Written on: 14.06.2013 16:41
Psykruuse
Posts: 234
Regarding the cinema I can totally understand why its not there anymore. It doesnt add anything to the festival whatsoever. It only makes sense to keep it if we have some kind of movie/acting theme going on. Otherwise its just an anti-social meassure of wasting time when/if you get bored, which you shouldnt even get in the first place icon_razz.gif

I dont know about Confederations Cup. Usually there is a big screen for the WC end EC in football, but maybe they will set up a screen for this as well. One can always hope.
Written on: 14.06.2013 17:10
R. Duke
Posts: 37
Psykruuse wrote:

Regarding the cinema I can totally understand why its not there anymore. It doesnt add anything to the festival whatsoever. It only makes sense to keep it if we have some kind of movie/acting theme going on. Otherwise its just an anti-social meassure of wasting time when/if you get bored, which you shouldnt even get in the first place icon_razz.gif

I dont know about Confederations Cup. Usually there is a big screen for the WC end EC in football, but maybe they will set up a screen for this as well. One can always hope.

I agree, but 'quid pro quo'. Cutting down on the cinema, or making it more social seems logical to me. Only, show us this is an eight day festival, you know? As in: more music. And why not opening the Arena area for that exact purpose? Would make a lot more sense in terms of creating a 'festival build-up', like Sziget or Glastonbury also tend to do. Instead, now we get 4 werm-up days with the exact same intensity, and the classic 4 music days.

That, an eight day festival does not make. Even if it is indeed hard to get bored around there icon_wink.gif

And I would understand if no one cares about the Confed. Cup, by the way. It's not a big deal, but it would be cool nonetheless.
Written on: 14.06.2013 19:59
zoon_67
Posts: 39
The Cinema tent is still there on the map. Have I missed out on any message on no movie shows this year? On the practical page there still is this entry

CINEMA
Cinema City by Agora N shows films throughout the festival week and admittance is free. (see map) [to the top]
Written on: 14.06.2013 20:09
R. Duke
Posts: 37
zoon_67 wrote:

The Cinema tent is still there on the map. Have I missed out on any message on no movie shows this year? On the practical page there still is this entry

CINEMA
Cinema City by Agora N shows films throughout the festival week and admittance is free. (see map) [to the top]


Check here: http://roskilde-festival.dk/arts/cities/cinema_city/cinema_programme/

And especially here: http://roskilde-festival.dk/arts/cities/cinema_city/
Written on: 14.06.2013 20:26
Fredde
Posts: 755
Just a few comments to R.Duke.

For starters, 7yrs is not a veteran. icon_smile.gif Sorry dude.
Let's do 18-20 before we're anywhere near that status.

And my opinion on the service during the warm-up: It was not supposed to be a warm-up to start with. It just escalated with more and more people coming earlier and earlier and Roskilde adapting the service level to those people. It was perfectly OK to show up thursday 10-12yrs ago and find a great spot.
What was the first year with the fences and semi-controlled entrances? 2005-2006?
Before that you could just show up whenever you felt like, and people did.
When the festival noticed the amount of people coming early they wanted to do something for them in terms of service.
Cimema was originally open air, back to basics, by the railroad on west.
Pavillion Jr was originally from a flat-bed truck by the railroad, also on west.
Skate was built.

So from my point of view all these extra services have been given to the early arrivers, and when Roskilde felt that some of the services might not be that popular, it was pulled back and changed.
The development the last 5-6yrs with themed camps, party camps and a friendly competition between mentioned camps is all in the spirit of free enterprise and not directed or scripted by Roskilde. I appreciate this and can see why Roskilde is pulling back on activities because the crowd is making their own.
Personally I don't need 24/7 entertainment from the day I arrive, but I appreciate the possibility and the effort, and that is what you say makes Roskilde the best festival in the world.
I arrive early though to hang out with old friends and to make new. icon_biggrin.gif You might be one?
Written on: 14.06.2013 21:07
R. Duke
Posts: 37
Thanks for that interesting reply.

Sure, it's 'veteran' if you're Belgian. I still need to explain to many people here what Roskilde is in the first place. I've been to that festival more than any other.

And yes, I've known the camp stage as it used to be (my first edition was '04). Your explanation makes perfect sense.
However, RF did not give the impression that this new 8-day format was about us, the visitors and their camps. I'm not asking for much here, neither do I think we need 8 days of music just like the last 4. I just imagined we would get more music in the first place (perhaps opening the Arena Zone after a few days), and perhaps more music-related (albeit low-key) activities around the camping. Especially since Apollo will not be moving around anymore.

Besides, not everyone is going with a 1500W soundsystem and 35 highschool buddies icon_smile.gif It's just the two of us this year. It's fine going alone, I used to do that and then socialize during parties. But a small group of people is tricky. That being said, I'm always open to any old skool Roskilde party! What kind of music do you guys play at your camp? I'll be there from Saturday Night.
Written on: 14.06.2013 21:24
Fredde
Posts: 755
R. Duke wrote:

Thanks for that interesting reply.

Sure, it's 'veteran' if you're Belgian. I still need to explain to many people here what Roskilde is in the first place. I've been to that festival more than any other.

And yes, I've known the camp stage as it used to be (my first edition was '04). Your explanation makes perfect sense.
However, RF did not give the impression that this new 8-day format was about us, the visitors and their camps. I'm not asking for much here, neither do I think we need 8 days of music just like the last 4. I just imagined we would get more music in the first place (perhaps opening the Arena Zone after a few days), and perhaps more music-related (albeit low-key) activities around the camping. Especially since Apollo will not be moving around anymore.

Besides, not everyone is going with a 1500W soundsystem and 35 highschool buddies icon_smile.gif It's just the two of us this year. It's fine going alone, I used to do that and then socialize during parties. But a small group of people is tricky. That being said, I'm always open to any old skool Roskilde party! What kind of music do you guys play at your camp? I'll be there from Saturday Night.


Sure 7 is OK if you're from Belgium icon_smile.gif
Just on a personal note, I get all excited about all the activities ahead of the festival, then just sit around and party in your camp when it all comes around. icon_smile.gif

You'll get music wheteher you like it or not from all the party camps. Even if they're not your neighbours you hear them while you walk around. This year you will be able to find a party according to your musical taste in Dream City. *Blastbeast I'm looking at you!*

In our camp we play whatever you might find in your cellphone since you can hook it up to the boominator. icon_biggrin.gif Very democratic.
Written on: 14.06.2013 23:25
Martin Horn Pedersen
Official RF person
Posts: 1194
R. Duke from what I understand the chance is to clear up misunderstandings form new comers, particularly non-Danish who think it first start Thursday and that warm up is not important, who get disappoint when they find out how much they miss out on, and that most of the guess see warm-up as a part of the festival to day. So now all know the festival is all the days icon_smile.gif

And as my boss Anders posted in another post about the subject:

"It basically means that the notion of 'warm-up' is out, and instead we see it as ONE FULL festival experience. And the idea is that you can jump the train any time without being late for anything. Of course, being here for the whole thing is always what we recommend."
Written on: 15.06.2013 10:53
zoon_67
Posts: 39
The lack of a full schedule of movies is a change, or is more coming. Is the programme just for this outdoor thing or is it all we get.

With its outdoor screen Cinema City will draw you into a filmic universe with works from CPH PIX & DOCS every evening from 10 to 2 am.
Written on: 15.06.2013 13:44
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
zoon_67 wrote:
With its outdoor screen Cinema City will draw you into a filmic universe with works from CPH PIX & DOCS every evening from 10 to 2 am.


Highly optimistic to start showing movies before the Sun actually sets. Much like the genius placement of the screen showing the Euro Cup last year which has people starring into the setting Sun more or less directly above the screen.

As a note. No. Confederations Cup will not be shown. It's traditionally only Euro and World Cup games that are shownn. There are sports bars in Roskilde that most likely will show it though.
Written on: 15.06.2013 20:30
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
Fredde wrote:
In our camp we play whatever you might find in your cellphone since you can hook it up to the boominator. icon_biggrin.gif Very democratic.



Reminds me that I need to update my ipod with some Onkel Kånkel, Anton Maiden and Eddie Meduza before the festival.
Written on: 15.06.2013 20:40
Wallu
Posts: 634
Saturnus wrote:

Fredde wrote:
In our camp we play whatever you might find in your cellphone since you can hook it up to the boominator. icon_biggrin.gif Very democratic.



Reminds me that I need to update my ipod with some Onkel Kånkel, Anton Maiden and Eddie Meduza before the festival.


Long live Anton Maiden. RIP.
Written on: 16.06.2013 14:34
zoon_67
Posts: 39
There still is a Cinema tent this year too? Usually busy between 9 in the morning to late night. Or is the movie part of the programme just an outdoor and night event, if so it is big change.
Written on: 17.06.2013 11:13
Ruslabox
Posts: 168
R. Duke wrote:

Especially since Apollo will not be moving around anymore.


Where does that say?
Written on: 17.06.2013 13:49
Stand up for rock n' roll!
Posts: 471
zoon_67 wrote:

There still is a Cinema tent this year too? Usually busy between 9 in the morning to late night. Or is the movie part of the programme just an outdoor and night event, if so it is big change.


Only outdoor, only Night time, which i Think is a shame..
Written on: 17.06.2013 18:04
R. Duke
Posts: 37
Ruslabox wrote:

R. Duke wrote:

Especially since Apollo will not be moving around anymore.


Where does that say?

It's implied in the fact that Apollo gets it's own zone this year.
Also, no programming in terms of the days Apollo would move around, has yet been made public. So I think it won't happen. And it doesn't need to, in my opinion.
Written on: 17.06.2013 18:29
Christian Forslund
Posts: 334
R. Duke wrote:

Ruslabox wrote:

R. Duke wrote:

Especially since Apollo will not be moving around anymore.


Where does that say?

It's implied in the fact that Apollo gets it's own zone this year.
Also, no programming in terms of the days Apollo would move around, has yet been made public. So I think it won't happen. And it doesn't need to, in my opinion.

On Facebook the RF admin confirmed, that Apollo will not move around this year, and as mentioned above there is a designated area for Apollo (the left side of the area, whice used to be the gravel pit).
Written on: 17.06.2013 22:29
Martin Horn Pedersen
Official RF person
Posts: 1194
And I can confirmed it here. It will not move around
Written on: 17.06.2013 22:39
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
Martin Horn Pedersen wrote:

And I can confirmed it here. It will not move around


At least not after we bulldoze it into the last bit that remains of the gravel pit still.


E-mail
Password
Remember me
Forgot password?
Ophavsretten tilhører Roskilde Festival.
Informationerne må alene anvendes til eget ikke-kommercielt brug.
Dette site anvender cookies.
Læs mere om brugen...