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How are the different camping sections? Past experiences is neatio, trying to decide what camp to aim for etc.


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Written on: 22.04.2014 10:22
el swaggo
Posts: 8
So me and some friends are going to roskilde this year and im just trying to find the section that would fit us the best. Like the difference between silent'n'clean and a "normal section" how walk distances impact the overall festival experience etc.
Written on: 22.04.2014 12:46
B.
Posts: 661
The Silent and Clean, get a tent, get a place, camper camp you can basically compare to any other festival camping area (these camping areas have some rules with regards to keeping the area clean and no large sound systems allowed, or these areas basically 'self regulate').
All the other camping areas will be quite noisy and messy (Google/Youtube some photos/movies) but it is hard to predict, depending on your camping neighbors (if they have a huge sound system for example).
The general rule is that the closer you get to the festival area, the noisier and messier the campings get and more late night parties you will see.

Keep in mind that all the camp areas other that J (silent and clean) and the most remote parts of P usually fill up completely within a few hours after the opening of the camp sites. That being said a single, normal sized, one or two person tent will always fit but if you want to setup a camp with several tents and a pavilion you will need to plan ahead and get in the queue in time (Sunday morning/early afternoon).

As for walking, from the south most areas I think it's about a 15~20min. walk to the festival site entrances (depending on how drunk you are and how many pretty people you want to check out).

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Written on: 22.04.2014 15:12
TMaagaard
Posts: 380
The walking distance/time isn't really a problem in my opinion as part of the experience is walking through the campsite seeing what's up. It's only a problem the times you have just a short time between concerts and you want to pop by your camp to pick up something/drink beer.
Written on: 23.04.2014 09:17
B.
Posts: 661
Agreed. It would be nice if the organization could put storage lockers on festival site or just before the festival entrances so you could store a coat/sweater/rain gear.
We usually have to plan one trip back to the camp to change/add cloths when the sun goes down.
Written on: 23.04.2014 09:51
TMaagaard
Posts: 380
B. wrote:

Agreed. It would be nice if the organization could put storage lockers on festival site or just before the festival entrances so you could store a coat/sweater/rain gear.
We usually have to plan one trip back to the camp to change/add cloths when the sun goes down.

Yeah that would actually be great, especially when it has just been raining and the sun decides to come out (I Got You On Tape -> Jack White two years ago). Although I have no idea how they would make such a service available for everyone.
Written on: 23.04.2014 12:35
B.
Posts: 661
This is a common service at any other festival I have been to. Although it is outsourced to a commercial company that handles this. Usually you pay a price per day or for the whole festival + a deposit for the key.

Roskilde could expand the concept of the storage service they already offer at the camping agoras (although that would mean massive queues as you don't have direct access to a locker with your own key but have to rely on the one or two volunteers that work the storage stalls).

I've though about storing some clothes in one of the camping agoras close to the festival entrance but even there there always seems to be a queue.

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Written on: 23.04.2014 16:38
MariA
Posts: 159
Yep they could do like at Northside festival for the volunteer (though it is another scale, but why not?) there is a storage like the one you can have at the train stations or ARoS (yeah, I live in Århus icon_wink.gif) you pay 20kr, and up to the festival to decide if you get them back or not.
Agree with you B., we waited something like 30min? one hour? and the queue never seem to get anywhere!! Then we thought about "okay, middle of the day now, how is it gonna be when we need to get them back and catch a train..?" icon_rolleyes.gif
Written on: 26.04.2014 03:14
el swaggo
Posts: 8


Keep in mind that all the camp areas other that J (silent and clean) and the most remote parts of P usually fill up completely within a few hours after the opening of the camp sites. That being said a single, normal sized, one or two person tent will always fit but if you want to setup a camp with several tents and a pavilion you will need to plan ahead and get in the queue in time (Sunday morning/early afternoon).



Awesome! Ty for reply, We'll probably be arriving by buss at the festival at around 16:00 is that enough time to get a decent spot? We'll have like a kinda tiny 3man tent so we wont need that much space.



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Written on: 26.04.2014 09:52
Jim Daggerthuggert
Posts: 637
There is always room for a three-person tent. You might have to sweet talk some camp to move their tents a bit, but you should be able to camp almost anywhere.

That beeing said, if you want to set up your tent, without having to baring and sweet talk, you might need to run and find a "open" spot if you want camp close to the stages, the lake and other popular spots.

Arriving at 16.00 will put you waaaaay back in line for the entrences, but as I have said, one, small, tent should not be a problem.
Written on: 27.04.2014 23:17
USlander
Posts: 367
EL SWAGGO: I would plan to be there be as soon as the gates open, anything later is just creating more problems for you in terms of finding a place to set up a tent. Plus you want to be there early so you can start drinking and meeting people. It's one of the best parts of the whole Festival. I am arriving the Friday before just to make sure I am there in time. Try to get there as early as you can, and remember to stop by our Camps welcome MEET and GREET BBQ on Wednesday.

Also what's your Camp's theme?


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