Roskilde 2020 cancels its 50th anniversary edition

Photo: Niek Bosma / Festileaks

Roskilde 2020 will not be taking place this summer. The 50th anniversary edition of the Danish festival would have taken place between 27 June and 4 July 2020.

Note: we do not update this article. Follow our updated overview of cancellations and postponements for the latest news around music festivals and the coronavirus.

The Danish authorities have confirmed that the country will be prolonging its prohibition against larger assemblies until 31 August 2020. As a result, the prohibition will also be affecting this year’s Roskilde Festival, as well as NorthSide, Copenhell and Tinderbox.

In addition, the organisers also confirmed that ticket holders will be able to transfer their tickets for the next year’s edition. People who do not wish to that can get their tickets reimbursed.

Across Europe, several festivals have already been cancelled because of the coronavirus. It seems only a matter of time until more festivals will follow. While we may not be able to go to many festivals this summer, there are still shows to enjoy. Check out the Festival Concert series and our updated overview of artists’ live streams.

You can see the full announcement below:

Roskilde 2020

Roskilde Festival
Photo: Krists Luhaers

Since 1971, Roskilde has been one of the largest European music festivals. The strong lineup includes 175 acts performing on six different stages. From rock and metal to hip-hop, electro, dance, world music, and other arts, everything is represented. Every year, the festival attracts crowds of over 80,000 people to the small Danish town of the same name.

Athanasios Kouklas
Molecular Biology student, currently living in Switzerland! From Thessaloniki, Greece. Travel, music and festival enthusiast. Been to Pinkpop, Rock Werchter, Rock am Ring, Southside and numerous concerts of all kinds in Europe. Favourite bands include: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Rammstein, Foo Fighters, Motörhead and The Rolling Stones..