Drop the canned food and be a part of the communal dining in front of the Orange Stage. You will find communities, playing with food and culinary guidance on the menu.

Do you want to have a fun and cosy time together with others when you eat?

Or do you feel unsure of yourself in the kitchen and want to replace all those ready-cooked meals with fresh ingredients and the ability to play with food?

Just read on.

After all, food and cooking are the perfect way to meet new people and learn new culinary tricks at a week-long festival.

Once again, we have set up lots of meeting places with communities, play and new skills – all to do with food.

Photo: Michelle Berg

Foodjam  – playing with food under culinary guidance
Are you so green in the kitchen that you have neither seen nor heard of fennel?

At Foodjam’s open kitchen in East City, you will learn to cook with mussels, hake or kohlrabi – or even how to fillet a fish!

A handful of chefs and 100 volunteer culinary instructors will guide you in the art of making quick and delicious food from scratch using local and organic ingredients. You won’t find recipes here, just free play with fresh fish, organic vegetables, fruit and herbs.

The organisation Madkulturen is behind Foodjam. Since 2012, more than 20,000 participants have worn the apron, and Madkulturen has trained more than 700 culinary instructors.

If you have the courage to become a culinary instructor at this year’s festival, you can find more information here.

Photo: Nicolai Hegelund Vilhelmsen

Pimp Your Canned Food – canned food can be good food
Were you optimistic when you stocked up at a discount supermarket? Are you now stuck with tins of tuna and tapenade lying about in your tent, with no idea how to turn them into a satisfying meal?

Have faith. Help is at hand, in the form of Pimp Your Canned Food.

Volunteer students from Nutrition and Health at University College Copenhagen will be parking their food bikes in different locations around the festival site. Here, you can get free guidance in the art of spicing up a rather bland meal.

The bikes are equipped with dry spices, oils, tubes and canned food – ingredients that you could have in your tent. The hope is that you will share your new-found knowledge with the rest of your camp and help fight food waste by consuming rather than discarding your newly purchased food.

Food Tours – food safari with samples

Roskilde Festival has become a fantastic gastronomic landscape.

For this reason, the organisation Rub & Stub has created a premium, tasteful and exciting tour, where you will try drinks and food from up to 7 different places at the festival.

You’ll be treated to amazing food experiences while the globe is also treated well: you’ll try meals that are 100% organic, and that only emit maximum 0,5 kg Co2, while being mostly plant based.

There are several daily departures Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with a limited number of seats.

So, please note: A: Buy your ticked in good time. B: Show up hungry!

Buy a ticket here

Photo: Emil Lyders

Stage Dining – The Ultimate Celebration
Unquestionably, our largest common food experience is Stage Dining – a gigantic, festive and colourful dinner served on long tables for the sake of togetherness.

The tradition began in 2017, where 1,500 participants met in front of the Orange Stage to sink their teeth into a fantastic meal made by volunteers from the organisation Rub & Stub, which is also responsible for the festival’s impressive initiatives to limit food waste.

This year, the experience takes place on Thursday, 30 June. And it’s the last time that we’ll be eating, drinking and laughing together at Stage Dining. It will be the ultimate celebration!

The menu is a surprise, but you can look forward to five vegetarian dishes that will be part of a cornucopia of food, drink and entertainment in the company of 1999 friends.

Buy your ticket here

Photo: Preston Drake-Hillyard

The Mark – twistbread from an alternative hall of residence
The Mark in Brøndbyøster is a hall of residence designed to make room for togetherness. The residents meet for communal dinning and bake-offs, and they can have fun in the hall’s gym, sewing workshop, metal workshop and, of course, the common kitchen.

The goal is to promote a less lonely student life. The basic idea will also be implemented in our camping area, when volunteers from The Mark will build a festival table for 250 participants as well as a twistbread bicycle!

You will meet The Mark in their cosy lounge area at Camping East, where there will also be brief activities focused on fighting loneliness.


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