Roskilde Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to COVID-19. The Danish event, which was planning to stage its 50th edition last year, confirmed in a statement today (May 4) that “there will be no Roskilde Festival this year.”
“Finally, we received an official statement about this summer’s restrictions,” the statement read. “As expected, we can’t conduct a Roskilde Festival this summer. Let us meet again in 2022. 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.”
It continued: “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!”
The organizers also confirmed that tickets can be carried forward to the 2022 event, while refunds are also available. “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,” they wrote. “We will get back to all ticket buyers as soon as possible with the exact circumstances of transfer and refund.”
Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, the Creator, The Strokes, Thom Yorke, and more were set to headline the the festival’s 2020 edition.
We finally received an official statement from the authorities: There will be no Roskilde Festival this summer. Let’s hold on to the thought of how fantastic it’ll be to meet in 2022! Read about the cancellation here: https://t.co/Xor5hUi67V pic.twitter.com/Y4P7addhkO
— Roskilde Festival (@orangefeeling) May 4, 2021