The cancellation means that Roskilde Festival, again this year, cannot live up to its main purpose as a non-profit fundraising event. That is to make a profit that will be donated in full for the benefit of children and young people.
This affects a number of organisations and initiatives both in Denmark and abroad. They are also currently in need of extra help.
There will be major consequences for the hundreds of volunteer-based associations and organisations that have stalls or provide service on the festival site. Many of these base parts of their operations and development on the earnings from the festival.
The cancellation also has consequences for the artists and their crew, who are already financially affected by the shutdown, and the many cultural partners, suppliers and organisations have lost earnings and the opportunity for exposure and relationships that benefit their work.
In short: Our entire industry and its ‘food chain’ have been severely affected by the cancellations through two seasons now.