PUBLISHED TUESDAY 4.5.2021
We are devastated by the fact that we can’t get together at our festival and contribute to recreating the communities that the corona crisis has destroyed for so many.
The cancellation is very serious for the festival, for the charity society behind it and for our community. And it is serious for the artistic environments and the growth segments of culture.
But it will not be possible to gather 130,000 people at Roskilde Festival this summer.
But we will meet again in 2022. And our community is strong!
We can hardly even imagine how amazing it will be to reopen the festival at that time and meet again after such a long and sad absence.
Let us hold on to that – together!
What about the ticket?
If you have a ticket to the festival in 2021, you can transfer it to 2022. If you do not want to transfer your ticket, you can get a refund.
It will be an invaluable help for us if you choose to keep your ticket by transferring it to 2022. That way, you help us through this very difficult time.
We will get back to all ticket buyers as soon as possible with the exact circumstances of transfer and refund.
Prospect of help is important
It is a huge relief that the politicians are helping this summer's cancelled festivals with financial aid packages.
This aid is crucial for us. All our profits are donated in full to charitable work for children and young people, and we do not have large savings to draw on.
Although we have planned with great caution and financial responsibility, we need aid packages to get through another cancelled season. So, the prospect of support is incredibly important for our future.
News soon about new cultural experiences
The cancellation once again affects the numerous artists, suppliers, volunteer-based associations, cultural partners, companies and organisations that contribute to the festival experience.
Many in the industry have already been badly hit, but two years of cancellation in a row will undoubtedly put even more marks on cultural life.
But the need for many people to be gathered will never ever lose its meaning. Now we need to team up with our partners, suppliers and volunteers to find a good way forward from here.
We will work extra hard to make room for art, volunteering and new cultural experiences in the time to come.
But first we must digest this sad announcement. Then we will be back.
Thank you for all your support and affection and take good care of each other.