until Roskilde Festival 2015 - 27 June to 4 July


Read about all the stages at Roskilde Festival.

Photo: Christian Hjorth

Apollo – a platform for electronic music

Electronic music is the main focus on Apollo. With this electronic stage Roskilde Festival continues a tradition that stretches back to the early 90s.


Electronic music is the main focus on Apollo. Ranging from ambient, bass, crunk and further into the genre alphabet. You will find a bit of it all here. With this electronic stage Roskilde Festival continues a tradition that stretches back to the early 90s. Many electronic names are in a grey area where it is difficult to determine whether a given act is live or a DJ. For this type of artist we now have the ideal performance space. With Apollo, the festival has a flexible outdoor stage able to handle the nuances of both small introspective electronic names as well as the impact of the more physical concerts. 

With its unique design, Apollo is the perfect platform for the strongest names of electronic music, be it today’s or tomorrow’s names. 

Created: 2012
Open air stage
Capacity: 5000

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Photo: Martin Lund Aggerholm

Apollo Countdown – electronic music with Northern lights

From the earliest days you can get to enjoy electronic music carrying Roskilde Festival’s seal of approval.


The program of Apollo Countdown runs on the same days as Rising. In a way similar to this popular stage the focus at Apollo Countdown is North European artists on the rise. A great chance to meet the hottest electro, techno, bass or ambient names from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Island while they are still unknown among the broad majority.   

Created: 2012
Open air stage
Capacity: 3,000

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Photo: Steffen Jørgensen

Rising - the stars of tomorrow out among the audience

Rising will be an open-air stage placed at the camping site.

We take our popular scene dedicated to new names back to its origin in the early 00s, when fresh, mainly Nordic names also played on a camping stage. Naturally, we will secure the professional sound and unified experience everyone has come to expect from Roskilde Festival.

At the same time, with the stage name we direct the audience’s attention to the various initiatives for the benefit of upcoming bands that is the focus of the Roskilde Rising project all year round.

Created: 2014
Tent: TBA
Capacity: 2,000

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Photo: Michael Saly

Pavilion - the small rock stage

Pavilion covers everything from frail guitarists to Norwegian heavy metal. The size of the stage makes it an ideal spot to present exciting underground and experimental bands.

The idea behind Pavilion is to create as open a stage as possible. The stage has therefore been moved a bit forward in the tent and the classic square-shaped stage has been abandoned. This provides a better view of the stage and has increased the sense of intimacy substantially as you can get quite close to the artists. The stage offers the best conditions for new and exciting bands – which is a main focus at Roskilde Festival – and the stage has given many unforgettable concert experiences.

Created: 2003
Tent: blue canvas, 1,134 sq. m
Capacity: 2,000 people

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Photo: Christian Hjorth

Avalon – versatile stage with several functions

With Avalon we have a flexible stage that is able to deal with large crowds as well as more exclusive concerts.

Roskilde Festival’s new member of the stage family will be able to present several kinds of music and experiences; from well-known profiles to all sorts of new names still written with small letters on the festival poster.

Avalon gives Roskilde Festival and quality music a great platform. Expect various encounters with music of all colours, genres, volume levels and tonalities.

Created: 2014
Tent: TBA
Capacity: 12,000 people

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Photo: Thorbjørn Hansen / Rockphoto

Orange Stage – more than 30 years under the canopy

Orange Stage is the symbol of Roskilde Festival and has been so since 1978. The orange canopy was originally designed in the UK for The Rolling Stones’ summer tour in 1976. The present canopy, however, is a new and larger version from 2001.


Orange Stage has the capacity for really major acts. Over the years, artists such as Bob Marley, U2, Bob Dylan, Metallica, Nirvana, Radiohead and Rage Against the Machine have played on the stage. The stage and the area in front of it are perfectly suited for stadium concerts as there is room for 60,000 people. Two big screens (50 sq. m) provide a great view of the stage for everyone and a specially-designed pit system ensures a good and safe concert experience.

Productions on the stage have gradually grown in size. And despite the stage's special construction, year after year bring new, memorable chapters to the legendary history of Orange Stage. Like on all other festival scenes, we always present the best in sounds and lighting, and each year the iconic stage proves its ability to deliver still more spectacular productions.

Created: 1978
Tent: orange canopy, 1,200 sq. m (stage cover)
Capacity: 60,000 people

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Photo: Lasse Gottenborg Egholm

Gloria: The intimate, offbeat and low-key room

The mini-stage takes care of music that could "drown" in the surrounding loud festival atmosphere.


Gloria is a place where the intimacy of the music will make the audience hold their breath. Gloria is no party stage. Instead the scene is a room for intimate experiences between artist and audience. The genres can extend from spherical electronica to quiet acoustic music, with room for the occasional attack of noise rock or avant-garde jazz. 


Created: 2011

Capacity: 1,000

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Photo: Rune Johansen

Arena – giant concert hall

Arena is the festival’s largest concert hall with its 6,450 sq. m and a capacity of 17,000 partying festival visitors.


Arena provides the frame for the big 'indoor' concert experiences, where the music best fills out a covered space. The characteristic tent has worn many colours through the years but it has kept its place in the south-eastern corner of the Festival Site.

Roskilde Festival’s intimate big stage houses all music genres under its great canvas. Names as diverse as Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic and Kraftwerk have performed at Arena which supplies a great intimacy between performers and the audience, despite the giant tent size.

The stage was created in 1986 under the name Green Stage, but when the green tent canvas was replaced in 2000, the stage changed name in 2003 to Arena. The tent is rented in the UK and its usual name is 'Valhalla' – which seems fitting for the feeling audiences experience beneath the canvas.

Created: 2003 (1986 as Green Stage)
Tent: grey and blue canvas, 6,450 sq. m
Capacity: 17,000 people

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