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Facts about Accreditation

Let us answer all your questions about accreditation and working conditions to help you get easily through Check In and settle in the festival area.

What is accreditation and how do I achieve it?
To get access to Roskilde Festival as a media and with this, access to the festival’s press facilities, you need to get accreditation. You must apply for media accreditation and we recommend you to study the conditions for accreditation before you and your media apply.

What is deadline for application for accreditation?
Deadline for applying for media accreditation for Roskilde Festival was 15 May 2014..

Can I get access to Roskilde Festival presenting only my press card?
No. The press is only allowed access to the festival area with valid accreditation. Your press card alone does not give you access.

How much does accreditation cost?
An accreditation fee costs 520 DKK and must be bought in advance via a “closed link” (will be informed after accreditation confirmation). The payment contributes to Roskilde Festival’s expenses concerning establishing the Press Centre and a variety of service facilities for accredited press in Backstage Village.

How do I apply for accreditation as a freelancer?
Freelancers must turn to his/her employer/s and have the employer apply for accreditation on their behalf.

Where is Check In situated?
Check in is found here:

Roskilde Business College 
Building 6
Bakkesvinget 67
4000 Roskilde

Check-in for media opens Sunday 29 June at 12:00. Look for the separate entrance to Check-in for Media. Check-in is open around the clock.

How do I get to the festival area?
The Festival Site is situated south of Roskilde Town. If you are arriving by train, get off the train at Roskilde Station. From Roskilde Station you can easily continue to the festival area by bus, taxi or by foot.

Do not take the train from Roskilde Station to the festival station before checking in. It is not possible to get from the train station in the camping area to Check In without a valid festival wristband.

Where can I park my car?
Check signs as you approach the festival area - or better still: Leave your car at home. We cannot promise you a parking spot close to the Festival Site.

Where can I sleep and how much does it cost?
You can pay for Restricted Camping, this applies for both camping in your own tent AND your own caravan. You will find toilets and hot showers in the restricted camping area. This camping area opens Sunday 29 June at noon.

The pre-paid price for staying in your own tent is 365 DKK for the entire festival period.

Should you wish to stay in your own caravan the prepaid price is 1750 DKK per caravan for the entire festival period. The price includes electricity. Please observe: Caravan space is only available in advance sale.

Furthermore feel free to camp with the audience – at no extra charge.

What is Backstage Village?
This is where you can work and meet your colleagues. You may know the area under the name Media Village. Backstage Village is Roskilde Festival’s working place and meeting point for members of the press, the music industry and the partners of the festival.

The record labels have their representations in the Backstage Village and this is the place where media prepare and carry out their work. You will find the Backstage Village north of the Festival Site, east of the Orange Stage.

What can I use the Media Service Office for?
The Media Service Office is an information and service office for the media and other accredited. You will find information about changes in the programme and we will try to answer all kinds of questions relating to your working day at the festival.

You can also make appointments to interview the spokeswoman and other festival representatives.

You will find the Media Service Office in the Backstage Village near Gate 1.

The Media Service Office is open from 10am – 10pm Sunday 29 June thru 2 July.

From Thursday 3 thru Sunday 6 July the opening hours are 10am to midnight. Monday 7 June the office is open between 09am till noon.

What can I use the Press Centre for?
The Press Centre offers a place for you to work and to use a range of services to make your working day easier.

In the Press Centre you will find a number of PCs and printers at your disposal, wireless internet and fax, free, 24 hour surveyed wardrobe for equipment storage. Personal effects must be covered by private insurance or the firm’s insurance as storage is at one’s own account.

The Press Centre and its facilities are for accredited media only.

Opening hours: From Sunday 29 June thru Wednesday 2 July: 9am-10pm.

From Thursday 3 July 10am open around the clock thru Monday 7 July at noon.

You will find the Press Centre in Hall 2 in the eastern part of Backstage Village.

When do I need a permission to bring recording equipment?
You must enter a signed agreement with Roskilde Festival prior to the festival to be allowed to record moving pictures or sound.

Stickers that must be applied on the recording equipment (both sound and video) are handed out at Check in or at the Media Service Office in the Backstage Village following a signed agreement. This sticker will allow you to bring the equipment to the Festival Site.

You are free to bring and use recording devices in the camping areas without a special agreement and without a sticker on the recording device/s.

A sticker will NOT be applied on still cameras regardless of size of the camera.

If your still camera is unexpectedly rejected at check-points please contact the Media Service Office (phone +45 46 35 19 43 from 25 June thru 07 July).

How do I achieve permission to record the concerts?
All rights to record concerts – both video and audio – belong to the artist. Recordings are forbidden without a written permission granted by the management of the artist or the artist him/herself. If you have obtained permission through your own contacts, this permission must be in the hands of Roskilde Festival not later than 29 June.

Prior to and during the event, clearing of rights is handled by Roskilde Festival’s rights’ coordinator who can help to clear rights to acquire permissions for recording of concerts but we need an early approach – deadline is 20 May.

How can I buy concert recordings?
Video: Through Roskilde Festival’s rights’ coordinator professional media can get help to obtain the right to with the artist to use video recordings based on big screen production at the Orange Stage (HD) and Arena (SD). These recordings can be purchased at a low production price in professional quality.

The recording will only take place if written agreement is settled in advance. It is not possible to get recordings afterwards.

Contact Roskilde Festival’s rights’ coordinator via email marianne.hansen@(delete this text from the mail address)roskilde-festival.dk, not later than 20 May.

Stills: Concert photo permission will be granted to a very limited number of professional photographers. It is, however, allowed to take pictures everywhere without a special permission; only not in the photo pit in front of the stages.

How do I make interview appointments with Roskilde Festival?
We are happy to tell about our festival. Feel free to contact the festival for interview with the spokeswoman and/or other festival representatives.

See here how to contact us for an interview.

How do I make interview appointments with the performing artists?
You will have to make a direct agreement with the artist which is often done through the management or the record company. It is a good idea to make the agreements early. You can get an overview of the artists and their record labels at our webpage under the Music menu or in label list in the music section of the press kit.

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