Roskilde Festival 2019 (Denmark)
“Music, Activism, Arts, Camps and Freedom” – The Roskilde Festival 2019 in Denmark
The Roskilde Festival takes place from 29.06.-06.07.2019 in Roskilde in Denmark this year. The biggest music and art event in Northern Europe is one of the oldest in the festival business, as it was founded in 1972. And for 47 years now, Roskilde has been 100% non-profit. This means that all profits from the event are donated to a good cause. The next fact: up to 30,000 volunteers work at the festival every year. In addition, the line up consists of only a few big headliners and is rather filled with up-and-coming Scandinavian and international artists. Roskilde stays different 😉
Roskilde Festival is more than music, art, food and parties. Much more. It’s also a week-long celebration of togetherness and community – that’s something we want to encourage all year, through donations and cooperation with organisations working for a more equal society. (Quote)
From the very beginning, the Roskilde Festival has been a non-profit event, which means that all profits are donated. Humanitarian, cultural and charitable projects all over the world are supported by the donations. In other words, every ticket purchaser or volunteer is a part of this great social project. Since 1971, over €51 million has been donated to Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, Support the Victims in Iraq, Save the Children, The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and many other organizations. For those who want to know more, here is an overview of the money donated in 2018.
Focus on Equality & Sustainability
Each year, a specific theme is chosen, which the Roskilde Festival attaches particular importance to. In the years 2016-2018 the focus was on different aspects of equality. Debates, workshops, art, music, talks etc. were organised around the respective themes.
Sustainability is also a particularly important topic for the Roskilde Festival. And it is not only about the environment, but also about social aspects. Garbage is recycled, 90% of the food is organic, sustainable purchasing and procurement make the event a centre for sustainable products, water consumption is comparatively low, plastic straws are no longer available, reusable glasses are to reduce plastic garbage. More about it, can be found here.
Line Up 2019
Let’s talk about one of the most important facts about a music festival: the Line Up! With so many festival days, the list of bands and artists is of course very long.
Some big headliners are: Bob Dylan, Cardi B, Skepta, Travis Scott, Robyn, Chance the Rapper, Underworld, Bring Me The Horizon, The Cure, Jorja Smith, Cypress Hill …
You can find the complete line up sorted by days here.
That’s how it’s been over the last few years:
For those who don’t have a ticket yet, the bad news is: The Roskilde Festival 2019 is already sold out.