Campsite West is open for this year’s festival
Roskilde Festival’s camping areas are located in the middle of one of the largest raw material extraction areas in Denmark. Gravel is extracted from the surrounding land to by used for cement and concrete. Festival goers and the organisers simply hate seeing good quality camping ground turn into holes in the ground, but most of the time there’s not much that can be done as the law dictates that the extraction has to take place.
It was announced earlier in the year that camping area C in campsite West would be the latest part of land to succumb to the gravel pits. However, through careful planning and negotiation the organisers have managed to get the gravel digging postponed in the top half of camping area C until after this year’s festival!
As per usual camping area C will operate on a ‘first come first served’ basis so you do not have to book access to camp in the area. Because we’ve got access to campsite C then the organisers have said that area D and F are probably not going to be open.
More about the gravel pits at Roskilde
Nymølle Stenindustri is the company that operates the gravel pits. Also the municipality of Roskilde is helping the festival organisers in challenging the plans and working together to find workable solutions.
However, it is inevitable that the extraction will eventually proceed so the festival organisers have been working hard to create new camping areas as close as possible to the festival site.