Roskilde and NorthSide festivals sell out

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Roskilde and NorthSide festivals sell out
80,000 people bought full tickets to this year's Roskilde Festival. Photo: Per Lange/Roskilde Festival

If you were on the fence about whether or not to attend this year’s two major music festivals, you’ve now ran out of time.


Roskilde Festival organizers have announced that the eight-day extravaganza has sold out, with the best ticket sales in nearly 20 years. 
“Ever since we started revealing parts of the line-up in the autumn, the ticket sales have been record high. We actually have to go all the way back to the mid-1990s to find an edition that could compete,” festival spokeswoman Christina Bilde said. 
Some 80,000 fans have bought full festival tickets, giving them access to the four ‘warm-up’ days famous for its wild camping culture and the four days for the main music line-up.
“It’s amazing that so many thousands are opting for the full festival experience, wanting to be part of a unique community for eight days. Simultaneously, this means we can once again live up to our non-profit goals by donating millions to charity,” Bilde said. 
This year’s Roskilde Festival line-up includes artists like Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Muse, Florence + the Machine, Pharrell Williams, St. Vincent, Disclosure and The War on Drugs.
The NorthSide Festival, held June 12-14 in Aarhus, also announced on Tuesday that its full-package tickets had sold out. Around 35,000 music fans bought tickets for the three-day festival, which will be highlighted by The Black Keys, Wu-Tang Clan, Alt-J and the Jesus and Mary Chain. 
Tickets for the new festival Tinderbox, taking place June 26-28 in Odense, are still available. Organizers said last week that the festival has sold approximately 19,000 of its 25,000 tickets. The festival got in hot water with early adopters by offering last-minute discounts in an effort to boost sales, but tried to smooth the waters by pledging free beer to fans who bought full-price tickets. 



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