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Festival News
February 15, 2018
Rosklide © Jonas Laurien

More than 30,000 volunteers will be involved in running the 80,000-capacity Roskilde festival, as the event continues its drive for social and environmental sustainability.

Since being launched in 1972 the non-profit festival has raised over 320 million krone ($53.7m) for charity and this year is paying close attention to the impact its ethos has on those attending.

“We believe that art and music have the power to change attitudes, so this ambition is also reflected in the way we curate the festival with music, art and debates being linked closer than ever before,” says Roskilde’s Christina Bilde.

“We’re working hard on making an even bigger difference and inspiring actual changes through a programme that will both challenge the audience and hopefully inspire an even greater sense of togetherness.”

Around 175 acts will be performing at the festival, from 30 June to 7 July, with Meyer Sound delivering the sound to all eight stages as part of a new partnership.

Artistes playing include Eminem, Bruno Mars, First Aid Kit, Stormzy and CV Jørgensen. Full-week tickets cost 2,100 krone ($352), and one-day passes are 1,050 krone ($176).

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