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Radiohead are the first act to be confirmed for Roskilde '08, YES!!!
Anyone planning to go? Any other rumours etc..?
In a slightly Kushi press pass kind of way. I LOVE THIS FESTIVAL, even this year when it rained for like 10 weeks solid it was still marvellous.
i'll go for the 8th time (trying to get up to 10)
if it helps the Raveonettes are playing as well, i asked Sharin ;)
My Bloody Valentine, Chemical Brothers, Efterklang, Holy Fuck, Yeasayer...
This is shaping up to be pretty awesome. I can't wait.
and how much do they cost + flights (averagely..)
About £500 with spending money and all that. £170 on tickets, £101 return flights with Sterling from East Midlands to Copenhagen, £40 for two nights afterwards in a snazzy Copenhagen youth hostel and that leaves me with about £190 for beer/food/shit tent from tesco that i'll leave there/spending money.
Somehow I managed to rope in 5 of my mates to go. 4 of them have only heard of Radiohead and Chemical Brothers. I'm totally dragging them all to see Holy Fuck :D
THIS^^ is Exactly the model answer.
thank you very much.
i'm just currently wondering if i can afford it with SXSW, Coachella, WOMAD, Reading and Benicassim already on the cards.
plus Radiohead at Vic Park so it's not essential. but still.
I wish I had that kind of disposable income at your age
I wish I had that kind of disposable income now
are the offical outlet...wank
And a load of other stuff. I might go see Enter Shikari for a laugh if they don't clash with anything.
BAND OF HORSES (US)
ENTER SHIKARI (UK)
JOB FOR A COWBOY (US)
Cool. Their albums are shit now but they're still class live.
BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
Dengue Fever are also playing. They sound good. Kasai Allstars too, who are from the same region as Konono #1 but a bit more tuneful.
"Get ready for massive doses of heavy riffs and leather wear when the British motorcycle rockers play their first concert at Roskilde."
KINGS OF LEON!!!
Liars are confirmed on their myspace fuck yes yes yes!!!
and the line up is awesome even before they announce like 100 bands this month!
as we speak :(
are playing according to their myspace too. awesome!
100 bands or so announced on April 16th. I can't wait for that.
so here's a few highlights:
JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN
KATE NASH (
THE RAVEONETTES (Sharin didnt lie to me :D)
it looks to be getting that way
also...CAMPING. So it's a proper festival. Decisions...
dan deacon and girl talk
Scandinavian bands as well eg (some band i saw in the dance tent back in 2005 turned out to be Efterklang)
i'm still slightly disappointed when you look at some of the bands other festivals around the same time have though. There's no Interpol, My Morning Jacket, British Sea Power or The National who are all in Europe when Roskilde is happening :(
Oh well i'll probably see a load of them at Latitude anyway.
for more to be added, i think the national played last year
so they dont just have the same festival over and over.
Interpol played two years ago, the national played last year
As for seapower they arent that big in europe so its unlikely.....is allpretty logical
would be fukked if they had that policy
It is my first time...
What are drink prices like?
Any advice on which area to camp in?
It looks so good. NEIL YOUNG.
I went in 2006. The drink prices are pretty much the same as yookay festivals, but in bars in the actual town it's £6 a pint!
We got there really late so were about a 15 minute walk away from the arena bit, but it's all so well organised it'll probably be alright everywhere.
I've never been to Glastonbury but with regard to organisation/set times/food/people/other stuff/variety/basically everything Roskilde is absolutely brilliant.
The Danish people were all really friendly, but a lot of the ones I talked to were very into A Touch Of Frost and Midsomer Murders ("I actually want to be a country detective some time in the future"). So watch out for that.
I was thinking about camping two days before it starts, some friends want to others go on about how boring it will be... I don't see how drinking in a field with friends can be particularly boring tbh.
I don't remember :(
The thing is they already had the cinema, the skate ramp, a load of bands already playing in the arena, the naked olympics etc etc etc in full swing by the time we got there. So I don't think it would be boring if you camped for the entire warmup. Also there is a daily newspaper that tells you what's happening where. And it reviews the bands that played the day before and calls most of them crap. So good!
i got there on the Wednesday found a decent spot no problem, in the "quiet area" hardly any one was there and the toilets were never used !
2006 got there on the Wednesday couldn't find a spot for buggery, had to walk to the outer reaches of Denmark to find a place. Set my tent up walked away, when i came back some cheeky bugger moved my tent and set up their own tent in its place, luckily they set my tent up next to my mates tent and put it up better than i actually did.
2007 = nightmare
It's a fine tree.
Huge five day summer holiday booked!
I booked the ticket before I knew Cocorosie would be playing. Despite this news i'm going to be positive and not ask for my money back.
For people who like to watch films with maximum crowd participation there be the programme.
"Kill Bill in Norwegian – full of bad guys and cruel satires about the Samian people. After having seen the trailer Tarantino himself has said that he looks forward to the full feature. You be the judge!"
so excited NEIL YOUNG! It's going to be so much fun. When are you flying out?
Pity it wasn't a couple of days earlier, but still. We have one spare day afterwards and I don't have a clue where we are going/what we are doing. If anyone has any ideas i'd like to hear them!
I hope they still have the shisha tent. I forgot how good the lineup was. Looking forward to Bonnie Prince Billy and Neil. Definitely going to check out Extra Golden and Magnetic Man too. Sunburned Hand Of The Man (hopefully in the middle of the night) too!
and FUCK BUTTONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and Bob Hund added today... not quite the late additions id hoped for, but they might still have a coupla gems up their sleeves. It's getting closer though and is the only thing getting me through exam season atm.
Right, what is the cheapest way of the getting there???
that fuckin line up is amazing.
and the clashes are unbelievable
Neil Young on the same time as My Bloody Valentine and Liars ?!?!!? thats fookin' ruined it for me a bit
apart from that couple of hours it seems ok to me!
First band playing - Clutch
Last band - Dan Deacon
Dan Deacon the one man band being the only person on at the end...madness
I mean surely they have a fairly similar fanbase :@
Also anyone know a website to check the weather for next week or just what the weather will be like?
So apparently it's raining today and ok for the rest of the time. Sounds alright!
I guess everyone else has already gone.
flying out tomorrow at 7am
totally CAN'T WAIT (apart from Fuck Buttons clashing with Jay Reatard and Efterklang clashing with Toyko Police Club)
oh man Dan Deacon is going to be insane
there will be millions of people there. Have a good time man!
I can't wait! Band clashes suxx
MBV/Neil Young fiasco
have to be louder and more "wacky" then eveybody else
this time. Fecking great! I might write more later, but did anyone notice that everyone seemed to have really stupid props this year?
Neil Young's Giant Fan (very funny)
Rob Halford's Big Flags
Sunburned Hand Of The Man and sticks
Yoyo Oyoy and giant strawberry thing that made nasty noises come out of the speakers when they threw it into the crowd
and many more.
But aye it was a goodun. Many highlights.
this was a good experience. Music was amazing - I kind of anticipated watching lots of my favourite bands from irritating distances, but I managed to catch Radiohead, Liars, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and My Bloody Valentine from pretty much the front. Cocorosie were probably the best band I saw, Radiohead played 'Exit Music From a film' and 'You and Whose Army', I managed to enjoy Yeasayer despite falling asleep on my feet a few times waiting for them to come on stage and my girlfriend didn't mind staying through the whole 'noise hollocaust' thing. Unfortunately, the Efterklang show was too full to be let into. On the last day, after watching Digitalism and Dan Deacon we came back to a ripped tent. My bag of clothes had been stolen, which also contained 3 books. I'm guessing the theives probably don't dig Rilke all that much. A bunch of my mates had stuff stolen too.
That beer wasn't very nice either.
but when I woke up they offered me breakfast and a threesome (politely declined). Some English people near us had their passports nicked. Then they seemed to spend the rest of the weekend crapping on each others' tents (????)
I wasn't into Radiohead really, got a bit bored and left after half an hour. I like the records though. MBV were ace. So was Bonnie Prince Billy with all those random people. Extra Golden and Magnetic Man were the best discoveries I think. Judas Priest was surprisingly good fun but Rob Halford looked like he could've dropped dead at any moment. Maybe that's just his performance style. Jay Reatard was spectacularly good. Lots of bad dancing going on during his set.
Anyone see Sunburned Hand Of The Man do the film soundtracks? That was really cool too.
The beer and the food was lovely but it was way more expensive this time. I love the recycling thing. If there's nowt interesting on you can walk around for ten minutes and collect enough glasses to fund cake or a (small) Tuborg!
Girl Talk was the worst thing I saw by miles. He only stuck on a particular sample for about 30 seconds before going onto the next one so never built up any momentum at all. Damn internet generation with their myspace and their short attention spans grumble grumble
I thought Radiohead were perhaps the worst band I've ever seen live, despite other people trying to convince me it was amazing they seemed almost programmed in that mindset. Neil Young was amazing, I am still pissed off about them clashing with MBV though and everyone I encountered seemed to be. Band of Horses were ace and Enter Shikari were amazingly entertaining.
Crikey Copenhagen is expensive I spent so much money. The only crime I encountered was a girl asking for a sip of my half empty beer and being so persistent after several refusals I gave in only for her to run off with it, trip up and spill most of it anyway. I hate that girl.
i lost my phone on the friday, and we had our passports and money and my bag nicked on the last night while we slept, although my bag was pretty much empty.
apart from this it was great though.
god it's so sad people were getting robbed :(
and my mate I was sharing a tent with had his mp3 player nicked. My bag was missing, but found it a few metres away from the tent. They'd obviously had a rummage and found nothing of value in there.
The other bag I had in the tent at the time had my passport and house keys in it. That hadn't even been touched. Made me realise how stupid I'd been leaving my passport unattended like that.
Radiohead were amazing though. Best I've seen them, of the 4 times.
Jay-Z was ace as well.
I love Roskilde ^_^
did you get back okay?
saw them, Neil Young was amazing looked like Roskilde had a better setlist than Werchter and Hop Farm.
Wildbirds and Peacedrums who i never heard of, checked them out and they were damn amazing.
Anyone else breath in an unhealthy amount of dust during Cat Power ? she kept fondling herself for some reason.
i wonder what Thom Yorke thought of that tower thing that kept blasting flames into the sky.
I stopped a pickpocket outside of Copenhagen train station, he nicked some girl purse as she was ordering a hotdog, me and this other dude chased him down, he chucked the purse on the floor and claimed he didnt have it, but i saw him chuck it and got the purse back to its owner
everything about that totally ruled
Holy Fuck were amazing on a completely different level compared to everything else I saw. Mogwai finished pretty early (only giving them an hour and then pushing them off stage before they've finished their set is criminal) so I wandered over to Pavilion and caught the end of Seasick Steve. After he'd finished the stage completely emptied which was really weird for someone used to people camping at the front of stages for hours in England so I walked straight to the front. It filled up by the time they started though and everything went completely crazy. I can't believe they can make such awesome music, especially live, using a couple of battered old instruments and a bunch of weird looking inventions.
I thought Girl Talk was fucking awesome too. I only saw the last 3 songs and encore for Jay Reatard since I went and watched all of Fuck Buttons (also ace) but he was fantastic. It was great the woman came on after 5 minutes of "JAY!" chants to say "Jay Reatard there, that's all everyone" then he comes back out to play Death Is Forming and stagedive over the security dudes.
Wow there's so much more stuff I could go on about (Copenhagen was fantastic and bloody expensive too) but it's far too much for one post. I've not even got started on the campsite (awesome people, neighbours, icelandic people are ALL awesome, no crime in J, swimming in the lake etc etc)
they're pretty much spot on with everything they've said
I think my ears are still ringing from My Bloody Valentine
we weren't flying back for a couple of days so had time to go to the embassy and get a passport.. hoping insurance will sort alot of the other stuff out.
we were in camp n, just by entrance east.
the highlight for me...
someone stole my normal vision glasses (in a sunglasses case) from my girlfriends bag as we ate on the tuesday, so i had to wear my sunnies even though i was in the dark...
Yeasayer were aces- as were holy F, Radiohead, grinderman, neil young (although he went On and on a bit.) slayer were stomach churningly loud, bob hund were a disapointment)....
Worst thing about it was being surrounded by German Norwich city fans-who were singing norwich songs, and shouting at people in english while talking to each other in german slagging everyone around us off (they bricked it when we came out of our tent and started speaking to them in fluent german.....
There are a few poor photos I took there^
Including Judas Priest! Sunburned Hand Of The Man! Extra Golden! and a few more!
If you were well impressed by that bird of prey on a stick that someone had there are a couple of photos of that too.