Bands, Beers, Cheers! Why Roskilde Festival is Denmark's Wildest Party

Image courtesy of Vegard S. Kristiansen / Roskilde Festival

Image courtesy of Vegard S. Kristiansen / Roskilde Festival

Denmark's weeklong camping festival is a boozehound's paradise

With approximately 135,000 attendees, Roskilde Festival is the largest annual outdoor festival on planet. It’s so gigantic that, for one week a year, the festival actually becomes Denmark’s fourth-largest city. Roskilde’s popularly is due in part to the huge artists it books—from The Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder to Rihanna and Tame Impala. But it’s true character lies in the festival lifestyle, the beer-fueled campsite parties, the annual Naked Run (yep it’s exactly what you think), graffiti walls, food stalls and flush-faced Danes who are having THE BEST WEEK EVER.

In this Snapchat takeover for Tastemade, get an insider’s look at the party scene, notable music performances and tastiest festival eats that Denmark’s rowdiest festival has to offer.


My trip to Denmark was made possible by Norwegian, Roskilde Festival and my wallet. Views expressed are my own.