Roskilde Festival has a constant focus on safety, security and emergency management. We are working closely with the police and the authorities the entire year, and our competent staff are doing everything within their power to make sure the party will be both fun and safe for everyone.
Like many other festivals and organisers, we receive a lot of questions about safety and security related to terror these days.
Roskilde Festival is like a city, and just like in any other city you will encounter things like roadblocks and uniformed police at the festival site. You will also experience pad down / body searching on various levels.
Please read on for further information on how we deal with security threats, and how we plan our work.
When we plan Roskilde Festival, we take any potential threats into account, and our staff are both instructed and trained to do their job. The general threat of terror in Denmark is something we never take our eyes off.
On a general level, we think the festival security must be adjusted in relation to the threat. We do not wish to implement any unnecessary commotion or exacerbate anything. Accordingly, we adjust our approach to and work with security from year to year in close cooperation with Midt- og Vestsjællands Politi (the police).
The verdict of the police is that there is no change to the potential threat directed at Roskilde Festival. Like any other place where a lot of people gather, however – such as malls, city centres etc. – there is naturally a risk. This is something we take very seriously, and together with the police we have made a plan that helps us manage that threat. For obvious safety reasons, we cannot share the details in this plan.
You can read PET’s (the Danish Police Intelligence Service) official comment here (in Danish).
As a participant, you can do the things that you can also do when you are not at a festival:
With so many people gathered it is impossible to completely be rid of accidents. To prevent, aid and assist, the festival has an emergency management staff consisting of doctors, nurses, first aiders, social workers and festival service, festival safety and security personnel. Read more about these units below:
Furthermore, the Roskilde Festival participants can encounter the following informative campaigns onsite: