Roskilde Festival 2020

The Roskilde Festival 2020 is more than music, art, food, and parties. Much more. It's also a week-long celebration of togetherness and community.

Roskilde Festival 2020. Photo by Mia Dernoff Photo by Mia Dernoff

From the organizer:
The Danish authorities have just prolonged its prohibition against larger assemblies until August 31st 2020. The prohibition also goes for this year’s Roskilde Festival.

We are devastated.  

Though we feared this would happen, we have until now hoped that it wouldn’t end this way. However, the risk of getting infected with the COVID-19 virus is too large when many people are gathered, and that consideration is by far the most important.  

Consequently, there will be no Roskilde Festival this summer.    

Roskilde Festival no. 50 was meant to be something very special. It was to mark and celebrate the roots of our festival by looking forward to the future. It should have been a celebration of art, community, and of the urge to make a difference. A celebration of all that we so strongly need and seek in these unbearable times.

We were looking forward to celebrating it with you. We have worked hard and made an extraordinary effort. We know that your expectations have been sky high too. Together we have crossed our fingers and held our breaths in the hope that the situation would change for the better and in due time for us to meet this summer. Unfortunately, that wasn’t supposed to happen after all.   

Roskilde Festival no. 50 must now wait until 2021.

About the festival:
The Roskilde Festival is a Danish music festival held annually south of Roskilde. It is one of the largest music festivals in Europe and the largest in Northern Europe. It was created in 1971 by two high school students, Mogens Sandfær and Jesper Switzer Møller, and promoter Carl Fischer. In 1972, the festival was taken over by the Roskilde Foundation, which has since run the festival as a non-profit organization for the development and support of music, culture, and humanism.

The Roskilde Festival was Denmark's first music-oriented festival created for hippies, and today covers more of the mainstream youth from Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. Until the mid-1990s, the festival attracted mostly Scandinavians, but in recent years it has become more and more international (with an especially large influx of Germans, Australians, and British).

Taylor Swift / Tyler, The Creator / Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes / Alex Cameron / Cage The Elephant / Deftones / Mura Masa / Pusha-T / Thomas Helmig / TLC / Tom Zé / Unge Ferrari / The Whitest Boy Alive / Whitney / Ak Dan Gwang Chil / Amenra / Bremer/mccoy / Cate Le Bon / Chai / Conjurer / Death By Unga Bunga / Guiss Guiss Bou Bess / Hjalmer / Hugo Helmig / Hugorm / Land Of Kush / Lingua Ignota / Lisa Morgenstern & Bulgarian Voices Berlin / The No Ones / Old Man Gloom / Rapsody / Svalbard / Tropical Fuck Storm / Weval Nl / Anansi  / Bette / Ganger / Josephin Bovién / Joyce / Jung / Kaaliyah/ Mekdes / Tessa / Martin Creed / Jules Fischer / Emilia Bergmark / Hannibal Andersen / Amanda Tenfjord / Faratuben / Fieh / Thaiboy Digital / Anna Meredith / Chancha Via Circuito / Girl In Red / Heathe / High On Fire / Lous And The Yakuza / Lydmor X Corpus / Mc Yallah & Debmaster + Mczo & Duke / Nyredolk / Ooioo / Orm / Sampa The Great / Saveus / Special Request / Squid / Tyler Childers / Youth Code / Faith No More / FKA Twigs / Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals / Angel Olsen / Fatoumata Diawara Feat. Angélique Kidjo & Mayra Andrade / Kacey Musgraves / Young Thug

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