2. Come rain come shine. Either way the festival area is lacking shelter from the sun/rain. Would be great with a few more sails here and there.
Even more places to sit when the ground is muddy would be great to. That was nicely improved this year, but still need more. This was particularly evident on Saturday if going near Orange.
My question to whom it may concern: what is this all about? Different stages, so clearly some festival policy of filling some exact time slot, allthough the bands in question didn't even have enough material for this.
Baffled me too - also the exactly one hour concerts when the artist needed just a bit more to make the concert perfect (Bellowhead and Sam Amidon spring to mind, although I'm not sure if it was Amidon who commented the same thing about getting paid, or someone else - remember it one more place than Ballzy). This is especially curious since Roskilde used to pride itself on "full concerts rather than amputated 45 minute sets". The one thing I can think of, in terms of wanting exactly an hour, is that people will blame the festival more so than the artist, if a concert is deemed short. Maybe the strict slots are a result of the record number of acts this year.
4. You should do something about the Odeon stage. It's not a nice stage. Don't know if it's the placement or atmosphere or what it is. The small rock concerts at pavilion have a much better vibe.
Used to love Odeon, but this year, yeah, lacking. One thing that hasn't been solved is that people are always concentrated on the left side of the stage. The festival tried to help that on Arena by moving it and changing the architecture around it, but that one's also sometimes half empty on the right side outside the pit, when the left side makes it look absolutely packed.
The total restructuring of the festival site that's planned for next year may help things.
5. I heard a spokesperson fromthe festival, probably Esben Danielsen, saying on the festival radio that Roskilde Festival is aiming for a wider international audience. If you are ever going to make thos dreams a reality, if your aim is still to focus on music, you should do something about your main band bookers.
There are a lot of problems with Esben's vision (yeah, quite sure it was Esben as head of development saying this) when compared with what the festival is actually doing. The way too broad target audience; like you say, the subliners and to some extent headliners; the half-arsed accommodation of English speakers (no festival paper, some announcers still forgetting about people not speaking Danish etc.) There's a long way to go to get back to 2003's level. For a start, stop focusing on stuff like touring foreign cities - I doubt you'll get more than a handful visitors from each city, as long as you're not focusing on making the actual festival appealing to foreigners again.