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Entrance Gates at camp east


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Written on: 31.05.2009 06:52
Fredde
Posts: 757
On this years map provided on the website I can only see two entrances along the camp-east fence into the festival area, gates 6 and 10.
The last few years before that there has been at least one more entrance available, even two.
http://staybeautiful.dk/roskildemaps/

There has been a few concerts over the last few years at the Arena stage that has drawn such huge crowds that it was nearly impossible to get through gate6. It was even closed totally on one occasion, Arctic Monkeys 2006. Maybe more?
Even if you're not heading for Arena, you could not get in, but was directed to the next entrance. Next gate has been 100m away, so no big deal, but this year you have to walk all the way to the Pavillion area to get an alternative. And since the only way to get between these gates is a narrow road, the risk of bottlenecks here is obvious.

So can any official person confirm that there's just two gates on east, and if so what has been done to prevent bottlenecks at gate6 when the Arena audience fills up all the way back to the fence.
Written on: 03.06.2009 13:31
Fredde
Posts: 757
So nobody with insight in the festival cared to answer?
I know there's "official RF-persons" reading this forum.
Written on: 03.06.2009 13:52
Rammu
Posts: 334
Fredde skrev:

So nobody with insight in the festival cared to answer?
I know there's "official RF-persons" reading this forum.


Just send a mail to Ekstra Bladet, if you don't get an answer... icon_wink.gif
Written on: 03.06.2009 14:14
B.
Posts: 621
There is also a problem at the Pavilion area with entrance 9 missing this year.
The road between the Pavilion field and the road to Orange will be packed at times and I expect relative long waiting times at entrance 10.

I know there are no longer camp sites directly in front of entrance 9 & 10 any more but they should still leave this entrance open to relieve some pressure from entrance 10 and the Pavilion area.
Written on: 03.06.2009 14:56
Mr. Monster
Posts: 940
B. skrev:

There is also a problem at the Pavilion area with entrance 9 missing this year.
The road between the Pavilion field and the road to Orange will be packed at times and I expect relative long waiting times at entrance 10.

I know there are no longer camp sites directly in front of entrance 9 & 10 any more but they should still leave this entrance open to relieve some pressure from entrance 10 and the Pavilion area.


Entrance 10 is also rather small compared to 9.
Written on: 05.06.2009 18:33
Fredde
Posts: 757
Mailed the festival and got this reply.
Rough translation follows.


I forhold til 2008 har vi år valgt at lukke Port 9 fordi der ikke er nogle campingområder umiddelbart ud for porten. Vi er ikke glade for at grusgraven har bredt sig til hele arealet imellem port 6/7 og port 10. Men på den anden side er vi heller ikke glade for at have en port, der i en eventuelt evakuering leder direkte ud til en jordvold og et dybt hul ned i en grusgrav. Derfor har vi – efter aftale med de relevante myndigheder - valgt kun at have port 6/7 og port 10 på den sydlige side af festivalpladsen.




De resterende porte opgraderes bredde- og mandskabsmæssigt tilsvarende, så vi kan betjene publikum bedst muligt.


Du har ret i at det kan forekomme at port 6/7 lukkes for indgang, hvis vi vurderer at området omkring Arena scenen ikke kan bære flere mennesker. En beslutning om dette tages altid af Arenas sceurity manager i samråd med festivalens beredskabskontor – og beslutningen underbygges af de video-billeder ”lidt oppefra” vi har i det pågældende område. Du har ret i at der så bliver langt at gå for at komme ind af port 10, men det er jo netop idéen at vi ikke vil have flere mennesker ind i det hjørne. Så rådet vil som altid være – kom i god tid til de koncerter du ønsker at overvære.



Compared to 2008 we have chosen to close gate 9 since there's no camping areas right outside the gate. We're not happy about the Pit having spread all the way between gates 6/7 and gate 10. But on the other hand we're not happy about having a gate, in case of an evacuation, that leads straight to a wall of earth and then straight down into a deep hole.
Because of this we have, after having talked to the responsible authorities, chosen to only use gates 6/7 and gate 10 towards the southern part of the festival.

The remaining gates will be upgraded, both width and manpower increasesd, so we can give the best possible service.

You are correct that gate 6/7 can be closed for entrance, if we estimate that the area around Arena can't hold more people. A decision is made by the Arena security manager in cooperation with the festival main office. The decision is based on video-images taken from a birds-eye perspective.
You are right about the lengthy walk to gate 10 to be able to get in, but the idea is that we don't want more people in that corner of the festival (Here's something I don't personally understand what he meant)
So the advice will as always be - don't head for the concerts you wish to see last minute.


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