DANISH FESTIVALS JOIN FORCES FOR A RESPONSIBLE WAY TO REOPEN

PUBLISHED FRIDAY 4.12.2020

We have spent the autumn looking into responsible ways to reopen cultural events in 2021. In order to move forward, the Danish organisers now need close cooperation with the Danish health authorities.


The Strokes and Megan Thee Stallion (and many, many more acts) weren’t the only thing we announced yesterday, Thursday.

Together with Smukfest, Northside, Tinderbox and Live Nation (who is behind the festivals Heartland and Copenhell) and our industry association Dansk Live, we published a debate post: We need a new rhythm in 2021 (only in Danish). 

The background is that the festivals have joined forces in a task group in the industry association Dansk Live. Together with a number of health experts, we have spent the autumn examining how we can find a responsible way to reopen cultural events in Denmark.

The main point of the debate post is that we believe that we can move forward through a closer and stronger cooperation with the authorities. And we now see reason for cautious optimism

The festivals have solid professional skills regarding bringing together many people in complex environments. We really want to put this competency into play.

In order to move forward with realistic and responsible plans in terms of health, we need close cooperation with the Danish health authorities. This is not just about the future of our festivals – it's also a prerequisite for the cultural life as a whole to stay in business.

In addition to Thursday's debate post, you can read answers to the most frequently asked questions about the prospect of conducting a festival in 2021.