In the midst of chaos: Roskilde Festival rejects cancellation

on Wednesday morning announced the legendary music festival Glastonbury in England, to this year's festival, which is located just before the Danish Roskilde F

In the midst of chaos: Roskilde Festival rejects cancellation

on Wednesday morning announced the legendary music festival Glastonbury in England, to this year's festival, which is located just before the Danish Roskilde F

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
18 mart 2020 Wednesday 13:00
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In the midst of chaos: Roskilde Festival rejects cancellation

on Wednesday morning announced the legendary music festival Glastonbury in England, to this year's festival, which is located just before the Danish Roskilde Festival, has been cancelled due to the spread of coronaviruses.

the Festival in Glastonbury is one of the world's most famous music festivals and has for many years been considered as the Roskilde Festival's twin. In the years overlap the two festivals briefly, and they have also both big names like Taylor Swift on the program.

News - 18. mar. 2020 - pm. 12:32 Coronaviruses, the cancellation of the legendary music festival

the Cancellation of the English festival, has received many festival guests at home to speculate on the Roskilde Festival is on the road with a similar cancellation.

But it assures the Roskilde Festival's spokeswoman, Christina Bilde, now, not is the case.

'It is very sad that such a big and important festival such as Glastonbury may cancel because of the exceptional circumstances of the case', she writes in an email to Ekstra Bladet, and continues:

'It has immediate importance for the Roskilde Festival, the Glastonbury Festival cancels. We are still expecting to hold the festival, and we are in full swing with the planning', she writes on.

In the year of celebrating the Festival according to plan 50 years fødsesdag. Photo: Per Lange

According to Christina Bilde understand the good that this year's festival guests, who are looking forward to be able to celebrate the Roskilde Festival's 50th anniversary, is worried about what is going to happen in the wake of the spread of coronavirus.

'We fully understand that many are worried about the Roskilde Festival is also in danger now, because the two festivals so close to each other and also share a number of artists on the poster. But it is difficult to compare the festivals so directly', she says and continues:

'Among other writing Glastonburys organizers, to the void, because they have a very long opbygningsperiode, where thousands of volunteers and staff assembled three months before the festival start and live and be built up together. This is not the case with us, where we are building the festival site over a shorter time and closer to the start', she says on.

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Christina Bilde says, that at the Roskilde Festival in close dialogue with the other organizers of this summer's festivals, ongoing, and follows the development.

'There are a number of other big festivals in Europe, which takes place in the same period as the Glastonbury and Roskilde Festival. We have a strong cooperation with and in close dialogue with. We all share the belief that it is possible to implement our festivals for the summer and have agreed to continue planning them. Glastonburys cancellation does not therefore mean that the artists do not take on tour, and the cancellation therefore have no meaning for our program, " she stresses.

Roskilde Festival stretches over the years from the 27. June to 4. July.

Updated: 18.03.2020 13:00
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