€16 million museum to tell story of rock music in Denmark
After a decade in limbo, the Danish capital will finally get a rock ‘n’ roll museum. In a project first revealed in 2003, construction work has begun in the new Musicon district of Roskilde on Denmark’s Rock Museum.
The DKK 120 million (€16 million) museum will tell the history of rock music in Denmark over 60 years using state-of-the-art exhibition technology, light studios, production rooms, a stage and a library. It is scheduled to open in spring 2015.
The museum’s address will have extra significance – on Rabalderstræde, a street named after a song by what many people consider to be Denmark’s best-ever rock band, Gasolin.
Besides the museum, Musicon will also be home to the Roskilde Festival High School and the festival’s new headquarters.
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