Welcome to Dream City.
Here’s an opportunity to create and build your own corner of Roskilde Festival. Dream City is an audience-driven area of Roskilde Festival’s camping site – located in H close to G. Here we have room for approx. 4.000 Roskilde Festival participants, who want to live in and carry out this user-driven area.
Dream City is about community, co-creation, collaboration – and great ideas. Dream City is the place for those Roskilde participants who want to create unique content and the right setting for their festival. It is for the people who want to do something special with their camp, build something extraordinary, or create something that elevates the experience for their fellow festival-goers. You only need to check a few boxes to be a part of Dream City:
- hold a ticket to Roskilde Festival 2013
- your project/camp must bring a gift to Dream City – something that can be shared with the rest of the Dream City crowd
- your project has to be sustainable and socially responsible
- what you bring, you also take with you
Endless opportunities in Dream City
We have high expectations and are very ambitious about Dream City because we want the area to be significantly different from the rest of the camping area of the festival. This means that Dream City is the place where you should place your camp if you share those ambitions. There is plenty of room for a standard camp with 7 igloo tents and a pavilion in the rest of the camping area.
If your camp is a part of Dream City you can enter the festival camping site up to 100 days before the festival starts and begin building and creating. Roskilde Festival will make some basic facilities such as guidance, cover, toilets, some tools and materials available, but you will have to deliver most of your camp yourselves. IMPORTANT INFO: The last weekend of construction in Dream City is the 22nd – 23rd of June 2013 (one weekend before Roskilde Festival starts)! This means that your camp or project has to be completely finished on Sunday the 23rd of June at 8PM.
It is your own responsibility to take your camp home from the festival. Therefore you will have the opportunity to stay in Dream City an extra day, so you have time to pack everything down and transport it out of the camping area.
As long as you live up to the dogmas and the basic safety demands you can in return get to build and create virtually what you feel like. We can already tell you that you can build furniture (benches, tables, beds), that you can build in levels (if it is safe and can’t fall) and that you can lay a floor and build platforms. But it’s your imagination and not ours that sets the agenda here.
If this sounds like something you want to be a part of and you want to place a project or camp in Dream City, feel free to fill out the application form here and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We gradually evaluate the incoming projects and put them on the map when they get approved – so if you want to get one of the best placements, you have to be fast. When you have a go! from us on the camp or project, your space in Dream City will be reserved.
Eventually, as the map of Dream City gets filled with camps and projects it will be possible to get inspiration from what everybody else is doing. If you have any questions about building some extraordinary construction you can contact us or join us at one of the workshops, where you also have the opportunity to discuss your idea and get assistance to realise them. Read more about it here.
You can also post questions on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/dreamcity.roskildefestival or send us an email.
Living in Dream City
Read more about living in Dream City in the Camp Codex for Dream City and learn about electricity, sound facts, gift economy, sponsorships etc.: Living in Dream City 2013
In Dream City you have the freedom to build your camp more or less as you like as long as it is within the ordinary safety regulations for building at Roskilde Festival. For instance, you can’t build a 3-meter tall tower without making sure it doesn’t topple in the wind. Just like you can’t build “caves” that you can’t get out from in case of an emergency, or build fires in the middle of the camping area. Other than that you should be good if the project meets the safety codes of Roskilde festival. These safety codes can be altered in the process and are evaluated by the festival’s safety crew. Therefore, changes to your project might be required in order for it to comply with standing safety codes.