Roskilde Festival 2003
This year Roskilde Festival will take place from 26-29 June 2003 and a powerful music program-me, brand new stages and stage names, extraordinary adven-tures in the camping areas and a humanitarian focus are some of the news that will meet the audience at this year's Roskilde Festival.
About 150 bands can be seen and heard at the festival this summer, a true musical tour de force! The people in charge of the festival programme have done their utmost to present a series of exciting artists, with the music of tomorrow still in focus.
See the full programme here: www.roskilde-festival.dk
One of the most radical changes at this year’s festival is a the new stages, new stage names, and new stage locations. The aim has been to give Roskilde Festival’s stages a stronger identity, a more audience-friendly location and to experiment with new things on and around the stages.
During the years, the Orange Stage, Roskilde Ballroom and the Camping Stage have developed a very strong identity at Roskilde Festival – an identity created by the audience, the atmosphere, the music and the stage design. By using the experience gained from these three stages as a launch pad, the rest of the stages have gone through a focused development. First up were Blue and White Stage, which until now have presented rock music during the day and electronic music at night. These two stages no longer exist, but out of the ashes appear two totally new stages: Roskilde Pavilion and Roskilde Metropol. Roskilde Pavilion is the new rock club stage. It is the stage where bands can be experienced at close range. It is a low and compact stage, which has been moved "into" the audience. On this stage, the new artists, Roskilde Festival is keen to focus on and support, have the best possible conditions for meeting the audience and vice versa.
Roskilde Metropol is the new clubbing stage. The traditional stage has been abandoned and instead the audience moves in a field of experience. The focus is on electronic music, visual expressions and room for dancing. Roskilde Odeon will replace The Yellow Stage. In this case the vision is to create a wonderful space for concerts - with an emphasis on rock. Here there’s room for roaring rock explosions as well as intimate and sensitive concerts. Odeon also boasts wild and expressive stage lighting, a semicircular stage and a capacity of 7,000 people. Finally, Roskilde Festival’s concert hall, formerly known as the Green Stage, changes its name to Roskilde Arena. In Roskilde Arena the focus will still be on the big "indoor" experience.
Sist oppdatert: 01.06.03 06:04