DukeofDK wrote: Nah, TWY and Menzingers aren't very popular in Denmark (although I'm pretty sure Menzingers sold out Beta 2 or 3 years ago, so that's decent). Neither are a million other modern pop-punk bands. Those two were just examples I personally happen to like, which are relatively popular in other countries. I'd just rather have three smaller good ones than Sum 41. But OK, I haven't heard Sum's latest album. Maybe it's really, really good. Maybe they ARE relevant - in that case, pardon my French. So my statement is a long stretch, definitely based on their boring performance last year (I wasn't the only one who thought it was a chore to sit through, tho). So let me rephrase "irrelevant" to just "boring and uninspiring", yeah. But of course there was a lot of people, I don't question Sum 41's popularity at Groezrock nor around people aged 20+ ish.
With that said, I think I've kind of accepted that Roskilde won't book that many punk bands from the whole "Groezrock / Fest // Punk Rock Holiday" Pool that aren't post-punk (Idles, Priests, Savages, etc.). But if they do start - which they did this year, courtesy of Blink - I think it's a darn shame if they just book them, Green Day, Sum 41, etc. (I know they've been booked previously) instead of tapping the huge amount of less popular bands. There are so many innovative, small artists within the genre who are doing so much more to push the boundaries. And pushing boundaries is definitely one of Roskilde Festival's core competences.
Dont get me wrong I would love a lot more punk rock bands, also smaller, but just like you say they push boundaries they also give us show that we dont get at other festivals and I have a hard time see another festival in Denmark were Sum 41 would make seens. The Offspring at Skive where so wrong a booking.