One of Europe’s largest music events is about to take off in Denmark. Roskilde Festival, just outside the city of Copenhagen, launches this Wednesday, with around 135,000 people in attendance.

Although the live music doesn’t hit the stages until mid-week, eager revellers have been arriving on site to pitch their tents and experience Roskilde fever since last weekend.

Opening for the Orange Stage – the iconic two pointed tent – has always been a great honour for the chosen artist. And while it has always been tradition for a Danish act to open – last year the festival made an exception and gave Outkast the honour.

This year it’s back to the Danes, with the young guys from The Minds of 99 to open the great stage.

Top names to perform on the Orange Stage this year include Muse on Thursday and Paul McCartney on Saturday night.

Indoor stage, Gloria, will be opened by upcoming Danish folk outfit, Santiago. We can’t wait.

The second largest stage, Arena, is this year headlined by Africa Express led by Blur’s Damon Albarn. With Danish, world-famous, electronic artist and multi-instrumentalist Trentemøller joining the 28 people large collective.

FMS Magazine is getting ready to take it all in. See you there!

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Words: Maria Viskinde