Discuss previous Roskilde festival experiences.
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I can`t seem to find a link to the festival`s history on the Roskilde Festival homepage. I used to have fun searching through the previous years, and get a short view of that year`s headliner, weather, special happenings and pictures? I`ve looked for it at the upcoming museeum at Roskilde, but can`t find any.
Yes, there used to be some historical information on the old website (before the last re-design) but I don't think it's there anymore :(

You can find some historical information on Wikipedia. The Danish version seems to be the most detailed version.
I know that some historical will be back like when bands played and so on (dont know when).
The history section is gone, but the festival has a Flickr profile that goes many years back. There you can get a photographic history. Their Facebook timeline is also pretty good in that aspect.
I get bummed out when ever I look at past years headliners. Lots of bands I did not know at the time, where I did not not go to the concerts. Well, many of these bands are now amongst my favorits, and it sucks donkey ass I did not see them. It sucks do much, so hard, so bad.
Oh yes, I know that feeling, but "life is what`s happening while you`re making other plans". (ok,I have some regrets too, over the years). What I liked about that history-setup was the time-line, and therefor the importanse of the photos, to see oneselves in time, and forgive, hopefully.
Time to start hogging the photos from archive sites, I guess :D Although I haven't had a look at the flickr page recently.

Because, yeah, the Crazy Accurate Roskilde History(TM) website/app is still going (although it's had a couple of years' break, like my Roskilde visits :( ) Been updating the data model and writing a new modern web interface for it the past few days. Guess it would be nice to eventually add some photos to it, if the festival sticks with their recent history...less...ness....

Although there's also still some data missing (mainly artist website links and more connections between concerts (e.g. Björk guesting with Underworld)). Guess crowd-sourcing comes next. ;)

For the tech heads, while I'm putting a new database interface over the data, here's an example of a consolidation of (most of the) stuff included for a single concert (this is the data that allowed me to do the various statistics some years ago):

Specifically, Bruce Springsteen, 2012 - just because he shows off an example of the guesting artists connections (The Roots).

Spoiler: show
Probably already some outdated links there.

LinkType numbers for artists indicate the type of website link: Non-specific link (typically an unofficial, but comprehensive page on the artist) = 0, Official website = 1, Wikipedia = 2, Discogs = 3, YouTube = 4, Myspace = 5.

For concerts - Additional Artists and People - they indicate what role the person or artist played at the concert: BandMember = 1, EponymousBandMember = 2, Guest = 3, GuestUnannounced = 4, Collaboration = 5.

The reason for going all the way to registering People (that are e.g. band members) is to allow finding e.g. all concerts where Mike Patton or Sune Wagner appeared.

ArtistAlias is used for whenever an artist shows up under a different billing than his usual name. Flags indicate "H" = Headliner, "S" = Subheadliner, "C" = Cancelled (yes, it includes most cancelled acts I've been able to find too. Of course, the old official history had many of those still listed as actually playing.)

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{
   AdditionalArtists: [
      {
         Artist:
         {
            Country:
            {
               Id: 1,
               Name: "United States of America",
               ShortName: "US"
            },
            Links:
            [
               {
                  ArtistId: 208,
                  LinkType: 2,
                  Value: "en:The_Roots"
               },
               {
                  ArtistId: 208,
                  LinkType: 3,
                  Value: "Roots,+The"
               },
               {
                  ArtistId: 208,
                  LinkType: 5,
                  Value: "theroots"
               },
               {
                  ArtistId: 208,
                  LinkType: 1,
                  Value: "http://www.theroots.com/"
               },
               {
                  ArtistId: 208,
                  LinkType: 4,
                  Value: "user/TheRootsVEVO"
               }
            ],
            Id: 208,
            Name: "The Roots",
            CountryId: 1,
            MBId: "80b3cf5e-18fe-4c59-98c7-e5bb87210710",
            Description: null
         },
         ConcertId: 4644,
         ArtistId: 208,
         LinkType: 4
      }
   ],
   Artist:
   {
      Country:
      {
         Id: 1,
         Name: "United States of America",
         ShortName: "US"
      },
      Links:
      [
         {
            ArtistId: 3579,
            LinkType: 2,
            Value: "en:Bruce_Springsteen"
         },
         {
            ArtistId: 3579,
            LinkType: 1,
            Value: "http://brucespringsteen.net/"
         }
      ],
      Id: 3579,
      Name: "Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band",
      CountryId: 1,
      MBId: "5a1283bf-81d5-4700-8919-683eeaaf2beb",
      Description: null
   },
   People:
   [
      {
         ConcertId: 4644,
         PersonId: 39,
         LinkType: 1
      }
   ],
   Stage:
   {
      Id: 18,
      Name: "Orange",
      SortOrder: 5
   },
   YearInfo:
   {
      Name: 2012,
      StartDate: "2012-06-30T00:00:00",
      EndDate: "2012-07-08T00:00:00",
      OfficialStartDate: "2012-06-30T00:00:00",
      OfficialEndDate: "2012-07-08T00:00:00",
      TicketPrice: 1790,
      GuestsAllDays: null
   },
   Id: 4644,
   Year: 2012,
   Day: "2012-07-07T00:00:00",
   Time: "21:00:00",
   StageId: 18,
   ArtistId: 3579,
   ArtistAlias: null,
   Flags: "H",
   Comments: null,
   InternalComments: null
}
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