Q&A: MUSIC INDUSTRY ACCREDITATION

What is accreditation?

You must apply for accreditation to gain access as an agency, record label or management and we recommend that you study the conditions and criteria for accreditation before you and your company apply.

How do I apply?

You must apply for accreditation through an online application available here.

When is the deadline for application for accreditation?

The official deadline for applying for accreditation for Roskilde Festival 2021 is announced here in the Spring of 2021.

Is there a fee?

The accreditation fee is 550 DKK for all day and 350 DKK for one day. Why is there a fee? Please remember that the festival is non-profit. The payment contributes to Roskilde Festival’s expenses concerning the establishment of a variety of facilities for accredited in Backstage Village*. 

Companies with more than one representative

If there is more than one representative of a given agency, record label or management, please submit one joint application.

*Read more about Backstage Village further down.

Conditions on and around the festival site

 

Where can I sleep and how much does it cost?


It is an option to pay for Restricted Camping where you can sleep in your own tent and will find toilets and hot showers.

Beacuse this camping area is primarily used during the main festival period, it opens Wednesday 1 July at 7:00 a.m. If you choose this option, please note that you must order before the festival (to be purchased after receiving accreditation).

The prepaid price for staying in your own tent from 1 July at 7:00 a.m. to 5 July at 12:00 pm (noon) is 375 DKK.

Please note that caravan space is only available in advance sale. There is no electricity.

Furthermore, feel free to camp with the audience – at no extra charge.

Arrival at the festival

The Festival Site is situated south of the town of Roskilde. If you arrive by train, get off the train at Roskilde Station. From Roskilde Station you can easily continue to the festival area by bus, taxi or by foot.

Do not take the train from Roskilde Station to the festival station in the camping areas before having checked in. It is not possible to get from the train station in the festival camping area to Check-In without a valid festival wristband.

Where is Check-In?

Check-In is situated in Roskilde Handelsskole, Building 6, Bakkesvinget 67 (north of the motorway and the festival area).

Check-In for members of the music industry opens Saturday 29 June at noon. Check-In is open around the clock.

Where can I park my car?

We recommend leaving the car at home and instead use the formidable public transportation options. We cannot guarantee any parking spots close to the Festival Site. Please check the parking signs as you approach the festival area should you need to bring your car.

What is Backstage Village?

See 2019 map (PDF)

Backstage Village is Roskilde Festival’s working place and meeting point for members of the press, the music industry and the partners of the festival.

Record labels may be found in Backstage Village, and this is also the place where the media prepare and carry out their work. You will find Backstage Village east of the Orange Stage. This area offers facilities such as the Press Centre (for press only), Wi-Fi, food stands, toilets and much more.

What can I use the Press Centre and the Media Service Office for?

You will find The Media Service Office alongside The Press Centre in the western part of Backstage Village. The Press Centre is for press only and access requires a media wristband.

The Media Service Office is an information and service office for the music industry and the media. You will find information about changes in the programme, and we will try to answer all kinds of questions relating to your working day at the festival – including accreditation questions.

Opening hours:
10am – 10pm from Saturday 27 June till Tuesday 30 June
10am – midnight from Wednesday 1 July till Saturday 4 July
9am – noon on Sunday 5 July

Equipment and permissions

 

Do I need a permission to bring recording equipment?

You must enter a signed agreement with Roskilde Festival prior to the festival to be allowed to record moving pictures or sound on the Festival Site. Stickers that must be applied on the recording equipment (both sound and video) are handed out at Check-In and/or at the Media Service Office in Hall 2 in Backstage Village.

A sticker will NOT be applied on cameras intended to still photography regardless of the size of the camera and not on smart phones either.

If your still camera is unexpectedly rejected at check-points please contact the Media Service Office.

Feel free to bring recording devices to the audience’s camping areas – even without signing an agreement and hence with no sticker on it.

Do I need permission to take concert photos?

There are photo pits that require special access at the two biggest stages: Orange Stage and Arena. A concert photo permission will be granted to a very limited number of professional photographers. It is, however, allowed to take pictures anywhere else without a special permission and with a “normal size” equipment; just not in the photo pit in front of the stages.