As soon as the annual Roskilde Festival comes to a close every summer, anticipation already starts to begin for the following year. It’s a key inflection in the Danish calendar and last year in 2014 the event sold 100,000 tickets, bringing 31,000 volunteers, including 166 concerts to total 18.6 million kroner in profit. That’s one huge party. We dispatched a photographer to capture the vibes for 2015, where names like Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Run the Jewels, DJ Mustard and more were in attendance to entreat the ears of thousands of fans just 30 minutes outside of Copenhagen.
To supplement the sonic offerings, Roskilde also played host to a gamut of other amenities, not limited to a skate park, booths constructed by brands like H&M and Hummel, and a raucous camp where naked foam parties were not uncommon. Of course, if you know anything about the Danes, beer drinking competitions were aplenty.
For those who weren’t able to attend, peep our recap of the best performances above, complete with a range of atmospheric photography.
- Photography: Bobby Anwar for Highsnobiety.com