MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY AT ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

PUBLISHED THURSDAY 7.4.2022

Footprints
Our new energy partnership with Andel means more renewable energy and less diesel, gas and air pollution at future festivals.


More power from renewable sources like wind and sun.

Goodbye to fossil fuels like diesel and gas.

Smaller climate footprint from the festival's energy consumption.

These are the goals of our new partnership with the energy and fibre-optic group Andel.

The energy partnership will be the starting point for a major transformation of our energy consumption.

The climate crisis requires immediate action, and our energy consumption is one of the areas where we can do much more for the climate locally.

And we would not be able to create big changes without a partner like Andel.

The Andel group works on many different fronts for the green transition. They are the majority owner of the offshore wind farm Rødsand 2, which annually produces renewable energy corresponding to the consumption of approximately 200,000 households.

Their subsidiaries advise customers on energy consumption, they set up thousands of charging stations for electric cars and modernise and strengthen the electricity grid on Zealand and the islands.

Goodbye to diesel-fueled generators and bottled gas
So what does the energy transition specifically mean?

First and foremost, we will connect the festival further to the Danish electricity grid already in 2022 so that electricity from the grid from can reach all corners of the festival city this year.

When we meet at the festival this summer, new underground cables are installed under your camp, and five brand-new transformer stations (a system that directs the power from the grid to the festival in a safe way) are set up.

Our big challenge has been that we have not had sufficient access to the electricity grid. We are building the festival as a temporary urban community on large green fields without all the technical infrastructure that every big city and its residents need.

In fact, we are building Denmark's fourth largest city in terms of population, which is 130,000 people.

The increased access to the electricity grid means that we will stop using diesel-fueled generators in 2022. At the same time, we start phasing out the use of bottled gas, which has been used in many kitchens in the food stalls.

This means a lower emission from fossil sources – in 2019, we used 72,000 litres of diesel in generators and 24,000 litres of bottled gas.

According to energinet.dk, about 80 % of the electricity in the Danish electricity grid comes from solar energy, hydropower and wind energy. The volume is steadily increasing and will hit 100 % by 2028. Therefore, it is predominantly renewable energy that gives power to the music in the future.

When we get more renewable energy in Denmark, we also get more renewable energy at Roskilde Festival.

Goodbye to the habits and consumption of the past
This summer, it has been three years since we last gathered 130,000 people at Roskilde Festival.

We are not going back to the habits and consumption patterns of the past. Phasing out fossil fuels and using much more renewable energy are crucial to our contribution to reducing the climate crisis.

On a continuous basis, we have to be smart about how we can make our energy consumption even more efficient and the footprint on the planet even smaller.

Fortunately, our energy partnership with Andel is a five-year-long agreement – and we can make a lot of progress together.