Beyond the festival
Roskilde Festival is the organiser when the Danish sample kings together with the lighting artist group Vertigo present their new artwork made especially for church performances. It’s called "REFRAKTO" and it combines music, sound, light and laser.

If you’re in these parts on 18 November 2021, you should make a big mark in your calendar. This is when Danish sample duo Den Sorte Skole conquers one of the holiest of buildings, namely Roskilde Cathedral, for a special concert production based on religious and spiritual traditions throughout music history.

The artwork is called "REFRAKTO", and it will be a total experience full of music, sound, light and laser.

The concert is part of an audiovisual church tour and will be Den Sorte Skole's first headliner show since 2018.

The Danish duo – consisting of Martin Højland and Simon Dokkedal – delves into religious and ritualistic music from all over the world. They examine various traces of spirituality in music history and bring them together in an audiovisual journey inside the amazing church room of Roskilde Cathedral.

The visual part of "REFRAKTO" is created by artist collective Vertigo who will build a light installation in the church room. In doing so, they support the connection between religious music history, the special architecture of the church room and modern technology. The installation is built specifically for Roskilde Cathedral’s architecture.

Roskilde Festival and Den Sorte skole go hand in hand

Roskilde Festival and Den Sorte Skole have a long joint history. The group played their very first concert at the festival in 2005 and has since played many shows where they have continuously built on their expression and ambition. Highlights include a neo-legendary 40th anniversary show in 2010 and a world-embracing late-night show on the Orange Stage in 2017. Now, Den Sorte Skole looks towards the cathedral ceilings and prepares to fill Roskilde Cathedral with a spectacular sound.

Buy tickets on ticketmaster.dk. The ticket price is DKK 245 (+ fee). Seeting is limited so don’t wait too long before claiming your ticket for this unique performance. The concerts are sold out