A sustainable festival

Roskilde Festival is non-profit and driven by dedicated volunteers. The purpose of the festival is to make a difference and have a positive influence on our surroundings. It is about trusting people to make responsible choices, that each of us contributes to enforcing positive changes in the community and for the community. The festival's strategic work aims to foster open, curious and socially engaged communities. Because we believe that music and arts promote and strengthen social development.

So how do we approach sustainability and how do we define it?


Sustainability at Roskilde Festival is balancing environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability when we create and develop Roskilde Festival.

The environmental aspects include our consumption of resources and emissions, for example what we purchase, water and electricity.

The social aspects include ethical, social and interpersonal relationships, for example ensuring safety and equality for people involved in activities at Roskilde Festival and in the world around us.

The economic aspects include investments, stability and balance, eg. long term investments in sustainable development projects and creating a yearly profit that we donate in full to charity.

Being a large cultural institution that works with culture and art as a catalyst for change, we view artistic and cultural sustainability as part of our understanding of sustainability.