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First Timers from the UK - campsite entrance closing times


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Written on: 10.12.2012 19:09
Abby
Posts: 3
Hi guys! Was wondering if you could answer a few questions, some of which have been asked before but some of which I can't find the answers to.

We are first timers preparing for Roskilde 2013.

Firstly, is there a closing time for the campsite entrances or are they open 24 7? We will be arriving at Copenhagen airport around 9.30pm on the Sunday and are worried the entrances will be shut.

Secondly, where is the best place to camp? The map isn't very detailed and there's so much talk of different places that I'm not really sure where to start.

Thirdly - can you go in and out of the campsite into Copenhagen at any time? And can you bring alcohol into the campsite? I know you can't bring it from the campsite into the fesitval area.

Also any other tips you could give us would be great thanks!

Abby
Written on: 10.12.2012 20:02
Bongo Anders
Posts: 1154
The gates are open at all times and you can bring with you whatever you like.

There are discounts supermarkets lokated closae to the festival site at Køgevej and also in downtown Roskilde.

Generally you will have the most wilder camps closer to the festival site and more relaxed in the back areas.
Written on: 10.12.2012 22:01
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
Technically you can bring alcohol to the festival site. The rules allow for maximum one half liter refundable container that you can bring into the festival site from the camping. It doesn't specify what you have in that container.

Areas close to the festival site are the wildest as Bongo Anders said. And by wild, we do in general mean wild. Don't expect much non-alcohol induced sleep happening if you live there. It's also not relevant as you arrive late Sunday, and there'll be no room in those areas anyways.

Entrances, and more importantly, the free manned storage lockers are open 24/7. Arriving at the time you are I suggest heading to P. Hand in all luggage except a few beers and your tents at the storage locker and go around looking for a spot. Pitch your tents and take your things back out of the storage locker.

Remember. When the camping ground resounds with a loud "SKÅÅÅÅÅL", you have to drink. Those are the rules. That, and having fun and making sure everyone else has fun.
Written on: 11.12.2012 13:00
Wallu
Posts: 712
Can´t bother to make a new topic, so I´ll just ask here. Any experiences on area E? I´m looking for something with some partying, but just can´t handle the most wildest areas anymore. I´m an old man, you see. J was a little bit too Silent & Clean for my taste so I was thinking about P or E for next year if I´m going alone.

Just wanna mention to Abby, that you can get cold crates of beer in the camping site at a relatively low cost as well (about 25 euros) almost 24/7 so it´s no use to carry beer etc. for the first night. Of course it´s cheaper in supermarket, but if you´re already carrying your camping gear..

And Saturnus is right about the rules. Specially the SKÅÅÅÅL-rule is important. Something I´ve adopted for the rest of the year also, and I´m not even danish..

Good choice to come over, you´ll have a blast. We´ll see in 200 days.. icon_smile.gif
Written on: 11.12.2012 14:03
muoe
Posts: 64
I went to P last year. Lived just next to the small Kvickly at the city center, the agora and Dream City. It was a perfect mix between great street parties (imagine a group of people with a portable boomblaster picking up random people from camps all over the area to join in to the tunes of Daft Punks 'Around the World' for approx. 2 hours straight) and the possibility to sleep through the night. However, the audience in P was maybe a bit young for me (age 24), so I will probably stay in C next year. I've heard that C and P are pretty similar apart from the general age.
Written on: 11.12.2012 14:55
Coldblooded
Posts: 1229
Wallu wrote:

Can´t bother to make a new topic, so I´ll just ask here. Any experiences on area E? I´m looking for something with some partying, but just can´t handle the most wildest areas anymore. I´m an old man, you see. J was a little bit too Silent & Clean for my taste so I was thinking about P or E for next year if I´m going alone.

Just wanna mention to Abby, that you can get cold crates of beer in the camping site at a relatively low cost as well (about 25 euros) almost 24/7 so it´s no use to carry beer etc. for the first night. Of course it´s cheaper in supermarket, but if you´re already carrying your camping gear..

And Saturnus is right about the rules. Specially the SKÅÅÅÅL-rule is important. Something I´ve adopted for the rest of the year also, and I´m not even danish..

Good choice to come over, you´ll have a blast. We´ll see in 200 days.. icon_smile.gif


We've been in E for the past four years. It was alright for the first few years, but lately the noise and mayhem has taken a turn for the worse. We used to camp in C but then that became too chaotic and too difficult to fit in a 20-30 man camp. I think we're going for silent & clean next year, but it seems so goddamn far away. I wish they'd open up the old area F again and turn it into a silent & clean section in West. It would be a good compromise.
Written on: 12.12.2012 14:47
Abby
Posts: 3
Thanks guys you've been a great help! It sounds mental, especially that drinking rule, we can't wait! And thanks for the tip about the luggage storage icon_biggrin.gif

So the festival takes Euros? I'm assuming I'll need Krone for supermarkets outwith etc though.

Abby icon_smile.gif
Written on: 12.12.2012 18:14
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
If possible, avoid using cash and having cash on you except for a small amount. Use debit cards like VISA electron or the like which are accepted almost everywhere in Denmark. The festival itself will go completely cashless within a couple of years anyways at which point only electronic transfers are possible. No cash payments possible anywhere on the festival and camping ground at that time.
Written on: 12.12.2012 20:13
elGrand
Posts: 266
Saturnus wrote:

If possible, avoid using cash and having cash on you except for a small amount. Use debit cards like VISA electron or the like which are accepted almost everywhere in Denmark. The festival itself will go completely cashless within a couple of years anyways at which point only electronic transfers are possible. No cash payments possible anywhere on the festival and camping ground at that time.



Yeah its more convenient to use debit cards and faster process time.
But doesnt it cost some extra fees to use a foreign visacard everytime you pay something, or is that when you withdraw money from atms?

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Written on: 12.12.2012 20:40
Martin Horn Pedersen
Official RF person
Posts: 1269
elGrand wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

If possible, avoid using cash and having cash on you except for a small amount. Use debit cards like VISA electron or the like which are accepted almost everywhere in Denmark. The festival itself will go completely cashless within a couple of years anyways at which point only electronic transfers are possible. No cash payments possible anywhere on the festival and camping ground at that time.



Yeah its more convenient to use debit cards and faster process time.
But doesnt it cost some extra fees to use a foreign visacard everytime you pay something, or is that when you withdraw money from atms?


it is when you use the atms (at least it is for visa, not sure about others)
Written on: 12.12.2012 21:57
Bongo Anders
Posts: 1154
Many shops like 7-eleven will charge you extra for using a foreign debet or credit card but if Roskilde is serious about no cash it will be madness to add the extra charge.
Written on: 13.12.2012 07:28
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
Bongo Anders wrote:

Many shops like 7-eleven will charge you extra for using a foreign debet or credit card but if Roskilde is serious about no cash it will be madness to add the extra charge.


That is illegal for international debit cards such as VISA electron or Maestro.
Written on: 13.12.2012 14:19
Desmond
Posts: 483
Saturnus wrote:

Bongo Anders wrote:

Many shops like 7-eleven will charge you extra for using a foreign debet or credit card but if Roskilde is serious about no cash it will be madness to add the extra charge.


That is illegal for international debit cards such as VISA electron or Maestro.


but you HAVE TO pay a fee for using a credit card in foreign countries, if your currency is euro
and you pay f.e. in dkk !
Written on: 13.12.2012 18:46
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
Desmond wrote:
but you HAVE TO pay a fee for using a credit card in foreign countries, if your currency is euro
and you pay f.e. in dkk !


You're confusing credit and debit cards. Different rules.
Written on: 13.12.2012 18:46
elGrand
Posts: 266
Desmond wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

Bongo Anders wrote:

Many shops like 7-eleven will charge you extra for using a foreign debet or credit card but if Roskilde is serious about no cash it will be madness to add the extra charge.


That is illegal for international debit cards such as VISA electron or Maestro.


but you HAVE TO pay a fee for using a credit card in foreign countries, if your currency is euro
and you pay f.e. in dkk !


That's what i thought, and the exchange rates are ridiculous low when using foreign cards in shops. Do you think (or know) if they will start with this? Even though it is a good concept, I am a bit against this sort payment-regulation. But it might work...

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Written on: 14.12.2012 23:41
schlindholm
Posts: 391
elGrand wrote:

That's what i thought, and the exchange rates are ridiculous low when using foreign cards in shops. Do you think (or know) if they will start with this? Even though it is a good concept, I am a bit against this sort payment-regulation. But it might work...


Not exactly that, but something like it. Hopefully it will be possible to integrate the chip in the bracelet. A NFC plastic card has been used in 2012 backstage/for volunteers to buy. Afaik, there were only a few flaws in the system, which was tested against app. 10000 transactions per minute if I remember correctly.

But I guess we will hear more soon, although I don't expect it to be fully implemented 2013 (or 14 for that matter)
Written on: 18.12.2012 23:42
Christian
Posts: 106
Abby wrote:

Thanks guys you've been a great help! It sounds mental, especially that drinking rule, we can't wait! And thanks for the tip about the luggage storage icon_biggrin.gif

So the festival takes Euros? I'm assuming I'll need Krone for supermarkets outwith etc though.

Abby icon_smile.gif


It IS mental! I'm going for my 15th year in 2013 and I'm really stoked that you young guys are showing up with this attitude. That is awesome!

You might want to check a map though...you are not going to be near Copenhagen. You will be in Roskilde. But yeah, you can leave and come as you like...the entrances are open all night long.

Remember to check the weather forecast and bring wellingtons if there is a chance of rain. It will be muddy...you have no idea how muddy it can get. Also, a warm jacket for the night is a must have! If you want to run around at night you will need a warm jacket of some sort.

Also, bring silly stuff. We love that! As silly as possible!
Written on: 18.12.2012 23:53
The Rehabilitation of Luis Suarez
Posts: 2506
Just remember to go to bed early and not fart inside your tent
Written on: 19.12.2012 01:02
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
Do I need a new profile name? wrote:

Just remember to go to bed early and not fart inside your tent


But Høst, that's one of my favorite things to do. I'll have a large bean casserole. Let a proper one rip. And try to light a fag to see if the tent explodes.

Yeah. I like living on the edge.
Written on: 19.12.2012 11:09
Coldblooded
Posts: 1229
Saturnus wrote:

Do I need a new profile name? wrote:

Just remember to go to bed early and not fart inside your tent


But Høst, that's one of my favorite things to do. I'll have a large bean casserole. Let a proper one rip. And try to light a fag to see if the tent explodes.

Yeah. I like living on the edge.


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Written on: 19.12.2012 19:08
The Rehabilitation of Luis Suarez
Posts: 2506
Saturnus wrote:

Do I need a new profile name? wrote:

Just remember to go to bed early and not fart inside your tent


But Høst, that's one of my favorite things to do. I'll have a large bean casserole. Let a proper one rip. And try to light a fag to see if the tent explodes.

Yeah. I like living on the edge.


Dangerous stuff!

I have a friend who was so drunk that he woke up having to puke quickly. He zipped the tent door open and put his head through the opening to release it thinking he just made it in time. He did.

When opening his eyes he realized that he had passed out outside his tent.... icon_wink.gif
Written on: 19.12.2012 21:19
TMaagaard
Posts: 380
Do I need a new profile name? wrote:

Dangerous stuff!

I have a friend who was so drunk that he woke up having to puke quickly. He zipped the tent door open and put his head through the opening to release it thinking he just made it in time. He did.

When opening his eyes he realized that he had passed out outside his tent.... icon_wink.gif


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Written on: 02.01.2013 16:13
Abby
Posts: 3
Haha thanks guys, and don't worry we can more than handle mud! We're from Scotland and have been going to the biggest Scottish festival for 6 years which is literally a mud bath - last year like a whole section of the campsite was flooded out! haha.

And yeah I'm leaving the map work to my friends...I shall get drunk and be merry!

icon_biggrin.gif They haven't announced any new acts for a few weeks..when will they start again?

Abby x
Written on: 02.01.2013 19:46
Wallu
Posts: 712
Abby wrote:

Haha thanks guys, and don't worry we can more than handle mud! We're from Scotland and have been going to the biggest Scottish festival for 6 years which is literally a mud bath - last year like a whole section of the campsite was flooded out! haha.

And yeah I'm leaving the map work to my friends...I shall get drunk and be merry!

icon_biggrin.gif They haven't announced any new acts for a few weeks..when will they start again?

Abby x


Announcing of the bands is not that regular. We usually get more names on Wednesdays, but it´s been the holiday season, so maybe that´s why there´s been a break. So, not sure, but next Wednesday might give us something.

Drunk and merry... Sounds like Roskilde to me. icon_smile.gif


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