This festival gathered up the urine of its attendees… for beer

In what seems to be the strangest news we've heard today, one of the leading music festivals in Europe have said they recycle festival goers urine to make beer (eh, what?).

Roskilde is Denmark's largest music festival and it turns out they have harvested the waste of over 100,000 people who have attended the weekend event.

The festival took place last week, and while we know the pints at these things are usually not great anyway, especially not the cheap ones, this just took it to a whole different level. 

The Roskilde festival debuted a new programme which involves recycling urine to turn it back into beer, which has been supported by the Danish Agriculture and Food Council. (Bord Bia better not pull a stunt like this)

This process involves collecting the urine of people as special 'piss stops' and then sending it on to be used as fertiliser on barely farms nearby. 

It is said that this urine will help boost the barley's growth and that this barley will be used to make beer for the next Roskilde festival. 

“Beercycling is about changing our approach to waste, from being a burden to being a valuable resource,” said the DAFC’s Leif Nielsen in a statement.

“Today, the huge amount of urine produced at the festival is having a negative impact on the environment and the sewage system and treatment plant in Roskilde. Beercycling will turn those many litres of urine into a resource.”

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