Roskilde Festival 2009

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Roskilde Festival 2009
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Roskilde poster 2009
Location(s) Dyrskueplads, Roskilde, Denmark
Date(s) 2 July – 5 July 2009
Genre Alternative rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Metal, World music, Electronic music
Website Official website

Roskilde Festival 2009 was held on July 2-July 5 with warmup from June 28.[1] The final and 180th act was announced on June 15.

Sales[edit]

The audience kept an eye on the weather forecasts before making up their mind to go or not. In any case, the ticket sale stats showed themselves from a somewhat unpredictable side, and it was difficult to tell how large an audience to expect at Roskilde Festival 2009.

When the festival was about to begin, rumours said that about 60,000 of 75,000 tickets were sold. However, it turned out that many more people wanted to take part in the festival. 67,000 all-week tickets were sold, and a new initiative – one-day tickets – were sold to over 12,000 people on top of this. Despite a non-sold-out festival, accounts showed a nice profit.

In 2010 Roskilde Festival could proudly present an overall profit of 2.7 million euro from the 2009th festival, which is the best economic result in the festival's 39-year-old existence.

The profits were distributed to charitable and cultural projects in accordance with the society’s objects clause.[2]

Weather[edit]

Roskilde Festival 2009 was the hottest in 33 years according to the festival newspaper Orange Press.[3]

New features[edit]

The ferris wheel at Roskilde 2009
  • A 30 meter high Ferris wheel was installed behind the grandstand of Orange Stage, which made it possible to get a nice view of the festival place. But not before the audience had delivered energy for the wheel by cycling for five minutes. The Ferris wheel was sponsored by Roskilde Festivals headsponsor Tuborg.
  • The Human Carwash made it possible for the audience to combine pleasure and bodily hugiene.[4]
  • As a part of the festival's climate campaign Green Footsteps, the audience took more than 40,000 actions that have reduced the energy consumption and thereby CO2 emission. On top of that, more than 17,000 festival-goers signed a petition saying that Denmark and other wealthy countries should help third world countries handle the climate changes.[5]

Line up[edit]

The festival was hit by a major cancellation, when rapper Lil Wayne had to cancel due to sickness. He was replaced by Gogol Bordello who played the only 6 starred concert at the festival.

Orange stage was opened by Swedish rapper Petter, who had prominent visitors on stage such as Dee Pee from Rockers by Choice and L.O.C., who was on Orange stage for the third year running (featuring on Nephew's Hospital in 2007, and his own concert in 2008). Petter has been called a failure for this concert, because he was not able to get a full crowd, and the opening of Orange has to be big.[6]

Nine Inch Nails played at Orange Stage Friday night at 01.00am - 03.00am and gave what several Danish newspapers called "the best concert of Roskilde '09". Nine Inch Nails were on "Wave Goodbye" tour.

Roskilde '09 also meant the anticipated return of the Danish hip-hop group Malk de Koijn, who played a 2 hour concert the night between Saturday and Sunday at Arena, and a big party-atmosphere at Orange Stage Thursday night, when Trentemøller and prominent guests made all of the crowd dance as if they were clubbing.

Danish rapper Jooks played as an up-and-coming act at Pavilion Junior Wednesday in the warm up days, and due to him having a major hit after he was booked (Hun vil ha' en rapper), the tent was packed to the limit in a concert, who could easily have filled one of the bigger stages.

Orange Stage
Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July
Trentemøller - DJ Set with Live Guests
Kanye West
Volbeat
Petter
Nine Inch Nails
Oasis
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Faith No More
Pet Shop Boys
Slipknot
Gogol Bordello
Håkan Hellström
Coldplay
Madness
Eagles of Death Metal
Ulf Lundell
Arena
Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July
Mew
Lucinda Williams
Social Distortion
Röyksopp
Grace Jones
The Mars Volta
Down
Glasvegas
Fleet Foxes
Satyricon
Malk de Koijn
Fever Ray
Lily Allen
Amadou & Mariam
Elbow
Tim Christensen
Pharfar presents A Rub A Dub Night feat. Special Guests
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Whitest Boy Alive
Neurosis
Pete Doherty
Odeon
Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July
The Gaslight Anthem
Groundation
Wolves in the Throne Room
Amon Amarth
Jenny Wilson
Skambankt
Rokia Traoré
Friendly Fires
Isis
Pablo Moses & U-Roy
Gojira
Mikael Simpson & Sølvstorm
Dungen
Deichkind
Klovner I Kamp
I Got You On Tape
Oh No Ono
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Balstyrko
I'm from Barcelona
The Bronx
White Lies
Ida Maria
Peter Sommer
Cosmopol
Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July
Kassav'
Zizek Club
Hot 8 Brass Band
Lucy Love
N.A.S.A.
2manyDJs
Little Boots
Bomba Estéreo
Issa Bagayogo
Mike Sheridan
Gangbé Brass Band
DJ Lasse Lyngbo
Deadmau5
La-33
Tony Allen
Steinski
Den Sorte Skole
Dub Colossus
Kasai Allstars
Adam Tensta
DJ Allan Skov
Major Lazer (Sound System)
Novalima
2562
Imam Baildi
Pede B
Astoria
Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July
St. Vincent
Rumpistol
Alamaailman Vasarat
Analogik
Socalled
Magnifico
Labrassbanda
Shugo Tokumaru
The Deadly Gentlemens
Huntsville
First Aid Kit
Orka
DJ Kosta Kostov
The Very Best
El Hijo de la Cumbia & Anasol MC
The Chap
Micachu and the Shapes
Marissa Nadler
Mungolian Jet Set
Hauschka
Paavoharju
DJ Schack
Soil & "Pimp" Sessions
M. Ward
Hanggai
Jon Hassell & Maarifa
Shastriya Syndicate
Pavilion
Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July
Hjaltalín
Fucked Up
Katzenjammer
Cola Freaks
The Soft Pack
Gang Gang Dance
The Field
Frightened Rabbit
Baddies
Mono
Negash Ali
Dragontears
Black Dice
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Cut Off Your Hands
The Dodos
Marnie Stern
Cancer Bats
Dawn Of Demise
Zu
Deerhoof
Get Well Soon
Yoga Fire
Darkane

Band list[edit]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ roskilde-festival.dk
  2. ^ "4.8 million euro to charity". roskilde-festival.dk. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  3. ^ http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/uk/lists/singlelist/sweatier-than-last-year/
  4. ^ http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/uk/history/2009/?startID=2009
  5. ^ http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/uk/history/2009/?startID=2009
  6. ^ http://ibyen.dk/fokus/roskildefestival/article745247.ece
  7. ^ http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/2009/frontpage/music/bands/