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PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY 6.2.2019
Roskilde Festival 2018 was a huge success in many ways. Volunteers, festival-goers, partners, artists and many more contributed to a festival that generated a very healthy profit of €2,572,989. We have, as always, donated it all to charity.
Since the 1970s, the Roskilde Festival Charity Society has donated more than €52 million. Curious how we have donated the profits from Roskilde Festival 2018? Want to look back at some highlights from last year? Read on below.
(If you're keen on learning some Danish, you can also read our Yearbook 2018 PDF, which is basically a beautiful report from the past year)
184 concerts. A progressive, curious and challenging programme with more than 200 artists, musicians, writers, performers, speakers, graffiti artists and architects. The largest ever audience in front of our iconic Orange Stage for the Eminem show. A moving talk and debate about activism with Chelsea Manning. And so much more.
The sun was very generous, resulting in more dust than we're used to in Scandinavia. Our new Meyer Sound speaker systems improved the concert experiences. We introduced flushing toilets in the festival city, which didn't exactly go unnoticed either.
We wrapped up three years of Equality focus with an abundance of activities. From the 2018 edition of Roskilde Festival most people will remember the Equality Walls, 10 metres tall, 1:1 copies of the prototypes for the wall Donald Trump has planned along the border to Mexico, symbolising the closed communities that are the opposite of what we stand for.
Our Orange Together campaign about respect and transgressive behaviour reached a wide audience and resulted in plenty of debate. We even won an award for it.
The camping area also developed quite a bit: 25,890 festival-goers chose to camp in one of our five clean areas, which is a new record. Everyone in those areas is committed to keeping it clean and neat. We still have a long way to in terms of waste, and our key message to the happy campers with their camping gear remains: bring it home!
Roskilde Festival 2018 was completely sold out, sunny and successful.
The Roskilde Festival Charity Society supports social and cultural charities and organisations, particularly benefiting children and young people.
In 2018 we used the money to:
Read more about these donation themes below where you will also find full lists of all the donation recipients who have benefited from the 2018 profits.
The new generations
The purpose of this theme is to give the young and new voices in public debates - and culture in general - a better chance of expressing themselves.
The strong community
The purpose of this theme is to support initiatives that bring together people in new communities, particularly for lonely and marginalised young people.
Financial equality was debated in the festival city through games, activities and activism — as well as donations.
This theme supports initiatives focusing on sustainability, the environment and the climate.
Young and artistic
This theme supports young artists, independent of geographical boundaries.
Respect and behaviour
This theme focuses on transgressive behaviour and how to act respectfully towards one and another and the community.
The theme collects initiatives worthy of support that are particularly relevant here and now.