Having been under way for almost 15 years, the Roskilde Festival Højskole is now offering young people the chance to study and learn in a brand-new purpose-built school next to the wellknown festival site. The experience will reflect the values and experiences of the famous festival as well as the traditional Danish højskole concept. “Thinking about music festivals, you might expect us to open a school of rock music – but the Roskilde Festival is about much more than that,” says principal Jesper Øland. “It’s about volunteer communities, sustainable art and change. When you compare that with the traditional højskole values, it’s an excellent match. It’s the merger of two iconic institutions, and the result is rather amazing.”