Roskilde Festival 2021 cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions

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Organisers have confirmed that “there will be no Roskilde Festival this year”.

Roskilde Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to on-going Covid-19 restrictions. The Danish not-for-profit festival – which had intended to stage its milestone 50th edition last summer – announced the news today (4 May). In a new statement posted to the festival’s website, organisers confirmed that “there will be no Roskilde Festival this year.”

“Finally, we received an official statement about this summer’s restrictions,” the statement continues. “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.”

“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!”

Tickets for Roskilde 2021 will be rolled over to next year’s event. The festival is also offering refunds. “It will be an invaluable help for us if you choose to keep your ticket by transferring it to 2022,” state the team. “That way, you help us through this very difficult time.”

Artists such as Thom Yorke, Pusha T, Mura Masa, Kendrick Lamar, Charli XCX, FKA twigs, Dave, Tyler, the Creator and Taylor Swift were set to perform at Roskilde’s 2020 edition.

Read the full statement from the festival team here and revisit our Roskilde 2019 review.