With the tents pitched, the parking lots quickly filling up, and the remaining tickets going fast, the 2014 Roskilde Festival is officially underway.
Next to which acts they’re most excited to see, the next most popular topic of conversation at Roskilde is the weather. Namely, will it rain?
This year’s incarnation is off to a warm and sunny start, and according to meteorology institute DMI, it’s likely to stay that way throughout the week.
Contradicting early forecasts that called for Roskilde to be hammered by rain, DMI now says that festival goers can expect mostly sunny skies and temperatures around 25 degrees.
That news was greeted warmly (terrible pun intended) by those already at the campgrounds.
“It’s pretty windy today but just look at the sun!” camper Michelle Revas told The Local from the West campgrounds. “I think’s it’s going to be a great festival and the weather gods are with us.”
Earlier forecasts called for bucket loads of rain, prompting fears of a repeat of the infamously wet year of 2007, but instead it looks like the 2014 Roskilde Festival may go down as one of the better weather years. That is, of course, unless the weather forecasters are wrong. But that never happens, does it?
The 2014 Roskilde Festival will be headlined by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Outkast, Major Lazer and Drake. In all, 166 artists from 30 countries will perform.
Over the next three days, up and coming artists will be performing on the Apollo Countdown and Rising stages before the main programme begins on Thursday.