PUBLISHED MONDAY 22.2.2021
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”Roskilde Festival is for summer what Christmas is for winter. So summer this year will be like a winter without Christmas".
That's how a disapppointed festival-goer described the absence of music, atmosphere, openness and the meetings with lots of other people at Roskilde Festival in a scientific report from The University of Southern Denmark.
We couldn't agree more. 2020 was supposed to be an unforgettable anniversary celebration of festival no. 50 and decades of focus on communities and youth culture in the name of the festival.
Instead, the year of 2020 became something entirely different – a mixed blessing.
We have now compiled an annual report for 2020. It's a booklet where we have collected our memories from the year when we were together, separately.
You can read about the creative donation campaign Time to Create, this summer's DIY parties where festive participants collected a total of DKK 600,000 (approx. EUR 80,500) for charity, and the rotating neon piece Understanding which literally lit up the December darkness.
You can read about our role in the reopening of our society – we filled the streets of Copenhagen with safety-fostering 'corona hosts', built large test centres and supplied with toilets and sinks for local schools and daycares.
This publication is also a celebration of the festival volunteers who didn't stop working because of a pandemic or a cancellation but who looked towards 2021 instead.
Our financial profit supports cultural non-profit work for children and young people in particular.
If you are curious about our goals, organisation and finances and how we work year-round with an ambition of moving people and inspire the surrpunding world, this publication will give you all you need.