Festival life
This year, the Bazar area is created from recycled wood, old ventilation pipes, and green plants that will continue to thrive in kindergartens and after-school care centers after the festival. 

By Ina Jacobsen, volunteer at Roskilde Festival's media house

Go hunting for great deals in the Bazar area, which houses, among others, Mads Nørgaard and Wood Wood. Or lounge in the shade surrounded by green plants with a cup of coffee from Peter Larsen. 

Besides being a lively shopping center and a small oasis in the intersection between Orange Stage, Central Park, and Apollo, this year the Bazar area is also a laboratory for circular construction. 

The area has primarily been built according to circular principles of reuse, recyclability, and upcycling - thus providing a glimpse into the future of the festival. 

From next year, these circular principles will also apply to the rest of the construction at Roskilde Festival. 

Reversed design process 

"This year, we have reversed the design process, so instead of first conceiving a design and then going out to find materials, we have looked at what we already had access to and then what we have been able to create from it," explains Nicolai Bang-Lauritsen, the area manager in Bazar. 

For example, the five-meter-high food mountains are built from recycled timber, and the plant boxes are created from old ventilation pipes. 

New life after the festival 

Building circularly is not just about reusing materials but also creating setups that can be easily dismantled and reassembled. This applies, among others, to the Postevand stall, where you can tap tap water instead of the usual bottled water. The stall is constructed for this year's festival but designed to be quickly taken down and set up elsewhere. 

The plants you come across in the area also get a new life after the festival. They are donated to kindergartens and after-school care centers in Roskilde, where they can continue to thrive and bring some green joy. 

A playground for both mistakes and successes 

The construction of Bazar can be seen as a playground for circular building principles, a pressure test before the principles are implemented throughout the festival grounds. 

"This year, we're trying out a lot of things on a smaller scale in the Bazar area. That way, we can learn from our mistakes and reuse the successes when we implement the principles throughout the rest of the festival next year," explains Nicolai Bang-Lauritsen.