Neil Bows To Roskilde

Perhaps Roskilde and Glastonbury fans have become a little mud-weary and that’s why the 2008 numbers are down, but Neil Young still thinks the Danish festival "rocks" and said it’s the best in the world.

Last year’s deluge turned the site into a quagmire and ended up costing the event $1.5 million.

It still attracted a 75,000-capacity crowd. This year’s figures were 10 percent down on that mark.

But this year the weather was sunny throughout, the temperatures around the 27°C (80°F) mark, and the crowd gobbled up a record-breaking amount of ice cream and more than 80,000 popsicles.

Despite the smaller crowd, many journalists gave the event five-star reviews and said it was one of the best gatherings Roskilde has produced.

The other acts contributing to a "rocking Roskilde" July 3-6 included Radiohead, Kings Of Leon, Enter Shikari, Slayer, Judas Priest, Digitalism and Hot Chip.