Roskilde brews up new beers for this year’s festival

The festival is introducing two new organic beers – it makes your mouth water just thinking about it, doesn't it?

As if they needed any extra encouragement to drink, Roskilde Festival guests can look forward to two beers created especially for this year’s festival.
Organisers have teamed with Danish brewing giant Carlsberg to create two new brews for music fans. The new additions to the taps will be Tuborg RÅ, an unfiltered and organic pilsner, and an organic IPA created by Carlsberg’s in-house craft brewery Jacobsen with the help of three music fans.
Festival arrangers said the new beers reflect Roskilde’s organic ambitions.
“We have an ambitious goal that 30 percent of the booths’ offerings should be organic at this year’s festival,” the festival stated. “Several products are required to be organic, including lettuce, coffee, wine, juice and all dairy products.”
Tuborg RÅ will be available throughout the festival and will cost the same as a normal Tuborg. Jacbosen’s Roskilde Festival IPA will be available in the Roskilde Food Court. It costs a bit more than a regular beer, but organisers say it is infused “with Roskilde Festival’s well-known ‘Orange feeling’ – summer, joy and love.” 
One million litres of beer were consumed at the 2013 Roskilde Festival. Revelers will have a chance to top that number when this year’s festival begins on June 29, with the main line-up of music kicking off on July 3. 

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200 forgotten phones found after Roskilde Festival

The clean-up operation after the Roskilde music festival resulted in 200 cell phones being recovered.

200 forgotten phones found after Roskilde Festival
File photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

Festival guests who are no longer nursing hangovers, but still missing car keys, mobile phones or wristwatches can check whether their items are now in the storage room at Roskilde Police Station.

A van-full of lost property from the festival has now been delivered to police in the city, with around 200 mobile phones as well as jewellery, power banks and up to 50 bunches of keys.

“We hope that many festivalgoers will contact us regarding their lost items so we can return them as quickly as possible,” Central and West Zealand Police communications officer Camilla Schouw Broholm wrote in a press statement.

Due to the time taken to register all of the items, police recommend that people looking for belongings initially contact them by email.

It is a good idea to include specifications and descriptions of the lost items in the email, as well as a photo if possible, police said.

Lost keys and spectacles are an exception to this, with police advising festivalgoers to call in at the station so that lost property can be examined in person.

Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix

It could take up to three months for all the lost objects to be sorted and registered.

“We also have a lot of lost items with names on, so with these it’s easier to find the owner. Once these are have been registered, the owner will receive a message in their (secure digital email system) e-boks,” Broholm said to Ritzau.

“That also applies to telephones with IMEI numbers,” she added.

Up to 130,000 people attended last week’s Roskilde Festival, making the event temporarily Denmark’s fourth-largest city.

The festival generates over 2,000 tonnes of waste.

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