Roskilde Festival is the largest North European culture and music festival and has existed since 1971. It is a non-profit organisation consisting of about 50 full-time employees and thousands of volunteers.
During the festival the number of volunteers increases to about 32,000. The volunteers staff the festival stalls, build stages, provide camping security etc.
Roskilde Festival Charity Society is the organiser of Roskilde Festival. The purpose of the society is to support initiatives benefitting children and young people and to support humanitarian and cultural work. The society's work is independent of party politics and has no geographical borders.
Go to webpage: www.roskilde-festival.dk
Jes Vagnby is author of the book Temporary architecture and the physical planning of the Roskilde Festival/Danish Edition.
You can also read the article ‘Citizens as urban co-producers’ by Jes Vagnby and Peter Schultz Jørgensen.