Large coronaoverblik: How to hit the Danish music festivals

The current coronasituation, among other things, has limited the possibility of holding concerts and festivals, have forced the big Danish festivals to consider

Large coronaoverblik: How to hit the Danish music festivals

The current coronasituation, among other things, has limited the possibility of holding concerts and festivals, have forced the big Danish festivals to consider

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
15 mart 2020 Sunday 16:24
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Large coronaoverblik: How to hit the Danish music festivals

The current coronasituation, among other things, has limited the possibility of holding concerts and festivals, have forced the big Danish festivals to consider what they will do if the situation will not be normalised, before the major festivals scheduled to take place.

Below you can read about the various distinct considerations and actions.

Jelling music Festival 28. to may 31. Hope for the best

the Audience for Christopher-concert at the royal festival. Photo: Per Lange

the Festival announces that they will follow the situation closely and are in constant and close contact with the relevant authorities in the field of health.

'We continue festivalplanforberedelserne, and hope of course that the festival 2020 will be implemented as planned. In the coming weeks we will make decisions on the basis of the authorities 'recommendations and requirements', sounds from the festival.

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Heartland 29. 31. may. Will continue as planned

the Audience to the concert with The Smashing Pumpkins at the Heartland festival, that takes place at Egeskov Castle at Kværndrup on the island of Fyn. Photo: Per Lange

The funen Heartland festival announces that they will continue to plan summer festival.

'We look forward to welcoming guests and artists welcome at Egeskov Castle at the end of the month of may', is it from the festival, adding:

'We closely follow the authorities' recommendations and the development, but as the situation is at the present time, the preventive restrictions, which are applicable pt., not affect the conduct of the Heartland for the summer. The safety of our artists, guests and staff is of course always our highest priority'

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Northside 4. to 6. June. Follow the trend

Peter A. G. in front of the mickey baker & Northside Festival, which is held in the river Valley outside of Aarhus. Photo: Finn Frandsen

It has, after inquiries by mail, Messenger, and phone is not be possible to get the current message from Northside in relation to how they relate to the current coronasituation.

The recent news from the company Down The Drain, behind the Northside, is that they follow the trend and that their handling of this summer's festivals will depend on any official guidelines from the authorities.

It is unknown whether the festival has changed strategy since the above report, there are 14 days old

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Copenhell 17. 20. June. Great optimism

the People behind the Copenhell look forward to the summer festival with irrepressible optimism. Photo: Per Lange

The hard-hitting copenhagen music festival are not yet in panic.

'We look forward to the summer Copenhell with great optimism, and we work hard to plan a great festival for you to June', sounds from the festival, adding that the dog naturally takes security seriously:


'We are following the instructions from the Danish health authorities, and we will contact you directly, if the government's security measures are going to affect the festival. Our guests, musicians and staff safety is always our highest priority'.

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Tinderbox 25. 27. June. Follow the trend

High spirits during last year's festival in Tusindårsskoven at Odense. Photo: Per Lange

It has, after inquiries by mail, Messenger, and phone is not be possible to get the current message from the Tinderbox in relation to how they relate to the current coronasituation.

The recent news from the company Down The Drain that is behind the Tinderbox, is that they follow the trend and that their handling of this summer's festivals will depend on any official guidelines from the authorities.

It is unknown whether the festival has changed strategy since the above report, there are 14 days old

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Roskilde Festival 27. June to 4. July. No cancellations

Wu-Tang Clan on the Roskilde Festival's Orange Stage last summer. Photo: Per Lange

Denmark's biggest festival has updated the news section on their website with detailed information about how they relate to the current coronasituation.

Among other things, disclosed that the festival has not received any cancellations from some of the many bands and soloists at this year's poster.

In relation to how far billetindehavere will get the money back, there is no clear answer from the festival, informing you that it depends on various circumstances, which cannot be predicted.

'any refund of the ticket price will be subject to all the conditions that will be applicable to the time, including a possible injunction on the cancellation. The circumstances we can not predict today. Therefore we can not respond further on the issue than this', to notify the festival.

the Hands were thrown in the air during last year's Roskilde-concert with Bring Me The Horizon. Photo: Per Lange

it Should come so far as a cancellation, put Roskilde does not hide that it will be serious for the festival's future.

'Roskilde Festival is not insured, to an extent, which takes account of a epidemic as the coronavirus, so we can't answer exactly how we will stand by any injunctive relief on the restriction or cancellation. In any case, the situation will be serious, sounds from the festival.

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Smukfest 5. to 9. august Takes the situation seriously

the Audience for last year's concert with the Nephew on the Bøgescenerne. Photo: Per Lange

'There are many months to festivaltid in Skanderborg, but we are taking the situation seriously', says the Smukfest, who adds that although there is a long time to the settlement, so follow the situation closely'.

'Which is pt. about five months to Smukfest opens the gates, and were it still the time to be necessary by the extraordinary actions because of the Covid-19, then we are acting as the organizers then. Ago Covid-19 came to Denmark, we have of course followed the situation closely here in Carmarthenshire. We are in regular and close contact with the relevant authorities in the field of health'.

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Distortion 26. 30. august (Moved from 3. to 7. June) more Important tasks

Walk in the street during last year's Distortion street party in Copenhagen. Photo: Olivia Loftlund

The great copenhagen street party, Distortion, each year has up to 100,000 participants, will be postponed to august.

- We hope that our decision can ease a little of the pressure on the authorities. Right now the municipal officials and the police to more important tasks than preparation of the Case, saying the Distortions director, Thomas Fleurquin.

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the Tønder Festival 27. 30. august. Fortunately, the first about five months

Tønder Festival awards themselves happy, that they are late in the summer. Photo: Per Lange

- It is fortunately only about five months, so we are working right now from a hope and a recital that also this year will be a festival. And so naturally we will follow closely with what the different authorities are reporting, says the press officer and artistic director of the Tønder Festival, Maria Theessink Extra Magazine.

Updated: 15.03.2020 16:24
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