Danmark: Festivalsommeren er avlyst

Roskilde Festivals ikoniske Orange Scene. Her under The Rolling Stones' opptreden i 2014.
Årets Roskilde Festival avlyses. Det er klart etter at Danmarks statsminister opplyser at forbudet mot store forsamlinger forlenges til slutten av august.

Statsminister Mette Frederiksen opplyste på en pressekonferanse mandag at forlengelsen av forbudet mot store ansamlinger vil ramme store musikkfestivaler som Roskilde Festival. Den skulle etter planen pågå fra 27. juni til 4. juli.

Roskilde Festival bekrefter i en pressemelding at kjøpte billetter til årets festival kan overføres til neste år dersom man ønsker det, eller man kan få refundert billetten.

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A sad message. There will be no Roskilde Festival this summer. It is with a heavy heart that we’re writing this. The Danish authorities have just prolonged its prohibition against larger assemblies until August 31st. The prohibition also goes for this year’s Roskilde Festival. Though we feared it would happen, we kept the hope high that it wouldn’t end this way. However, the risk of getting infected with the COVID-19 virus is too large when many people are gathered, and that consideration is by far the most important. Roskilde Festival no. 50 was meant to be something very special. We were looking forward to celebrating it with you. We have worked hard and made an extraordinary effort. We know that your expectations have been sky high too. Together we have crossed our fingers and held our breaths in the hope that the situation would change for the better and in due time for us to meet this summer. Unfortunately, that wasn’t supposed to happen after all. Roskilde Festival no. 50 must now wait until 2021. If you have bought a ticket for the festival in 2020, you will be able to transfer it to Roskilde Festival 2021. Should you not wish to transfer your ticket can be reimbursed. We will get back to you about the specific conditions regarding both transfer and reimbursement, as soon as the solution is ready. We kindly ask for your understanding regarding this. But most of all we ask for your support. You can make a huge difference for us by saying yes to being part of Roskilde Festival already now. By that, you will help secure the very foundation of the festival and get us through the difficult times that we are now facing. Right now, we need to recover from the news. Then we will back. Thank you for your support and love. Take good care of yourselves and each other. More info: http://roskil.de/eiCXz

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Årets utgave skulle ha vært 50-årsjubileum for festivalen. Men feiringen må altså utsettes til neste år.