Roskilde Festival 2016 – shooting concerts and atmosphere
By photographer Kim Matthäi Leland
Roskilde Festival is the largest music festival in Northern Europe. With more than 180 concerts and some 130 000 people attending every year, it’s an endless source of great photo opportunities.
I had been to Roskilde Festival before as an accredited photographer, working for the music magazine GAFFA (See this previous blog post in Danish).
This year, I was asked to be the official promo photographer of the festival. My main task was to shoot images depicting the atmosphere of the festival – and fortunately, I also got to shoot a lot of concerts.
The festival lasts a week from Saturday to Saturday. The first four days are “warm up”-days with lots of events and concerts with upcoming bands, and from Wednesday to Saturday, the main festival site is host to concerts with some of the most interesting bands, both Danish and international.