MONIKA TUDJA rounds up the best festivals across the Nordic nations this summer, from a Copenhagen street party to an exclusive event on a Faroese beach…
Copenhagen, 29 May – 2 June
One of Scandinavia’s biggest music festivals is often referred to as the ‘Orchestrated Chaos’, taking over the streets of the Danish capital.
Reykjavik, 21-23 June (TBA)
Lava tunnels, volcanos, and glaciers with amazing hip-hop and electronic acts.
Odense, 27-29 June
Denmark’s electronic, indie, hip-hop and rock festival, with artists from the top of the charts and pool parties.
Roskilde, 29 June – 6 July
If size matters Roskilde is definitely the winner. Scandinavia’s biggest music festival is world-known for its wild campsite parties and legendary lineups of rock, heavy metal, urban and pop music.
Oslo, 6-10 August
Norway’s biggest celebration of music in the heart is Oslo is popular but very alternative.
Way Out West
Gothenburg, 8-10 August
MTV’s ‘Most Innovative Festival’ offers world-class music, film screenings, lectures and exhibitions.
Helsinki, 19-20 July
‘The biggest party in northern Europe’ takes place in the bay area of Helsinki, concentrating on electronic music and hip-hop.