Roskilde, or 55°37'18.0"N 12°04'36.0"E, as it’s better known, is situated on the Danish island of Zealand which is totally not where the Hobbits live. Although they might like it because it doesn’t have any massive spiders. A thousand years back it was the hub for Viking traders & so the place to go when you needed a hat to make your dog look silly. In the 11th century it was an occasional hangout for notorious tide botherer & spell check baffler Cnut The Great. As for a Goth link, we have one . Quite unlike Hobbiton, Roskilde is the proud owner of a 12th century Gothic cathedral. Yay. Go “G-word”. Among the many famous people from Roskilde, the most famous has to be Guthred from The Last Kingdom who went from being a slave to the king of Northumbria in just one season. Heading to Zealand like Hobbits, (but instead of a ring, their quest is the one band to rule them all) are ninja , violaine & olivier . And after wolfing down a plate of Stegt flæsk med persillesovs og kartoffler followed by æblekage & a few Tuborgs they’ll battle their way to the barrier for a premium view of our merry minstrels. Have a smashing time. So it’s just a matter of the colours now & although the flag is quite pretty, I am digging the shades of orange that Roskilde festival seems to have adopted, but, as figie pointed out earlier, we are in the legendary land of Lego (not giant spiders remember) so…..
Setlist: Shake Dog Shake From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea Just One Kiss Lovesong Last Dance Pictures Of You High A Night Like This Burn Fascination Street Never Enough Push Inbetween Days Just Like Heaven Play For Today A Forest Primary Want 39 One Hundred Years
Encore: Lullaby The Caterpillar The Walk Friday I'm In Love Close To Me Why Can't I Be You? Boys Don't Cry
just like glastonbury, roskilde has this magic from late 80s teen days about it. those festivals where the cool folks went, that always seemed to have the best bands (well, at least when the cure was playing, and that was probably when i noticed!) and were unreachable like a holy grail. at least in this digital age we can all be part of it a bit more even from a distance see you later!