Societies achieve record-high profits at Roskilde Festival
Organisations from all over Denmark made DKK 18.9 million (approx. EUR 2.5 million) in total from volunteer work at the sold-out Roskilde Festival 2010.

While the audience keep the atmosphere at the boiling point, volunteers from various organisations keep the wheels turning at Roskilde Festival.

31,000 people volunteered at last year’s Roskilde Festival. 22,000 of them were employed by organisations, e.g. athletic associations, student societies and non-profit societies to do trade and service work.

Now the financial result from their great effort is worked out.

Biggest profit in the history of Roskilde Festival
The service organisations in charge of the clean-up and access control have brought in DKK 5 million (approx. EUR 671,000).

The trade organisations that serve food and drinks in approximately 85 stalls have a total profit of DKK 13.9 million (approx. EUR 1.9 million).

This makes a total of DKK 18.9 million (approx. EUR 2.5 million) for the organisations' efforts at Roskilde Festival 2010.

In comparison, in 2009 the organisations made DKK 15.8 million (approx. EUR 2.1 million) and DKK 9.4 million (approx. EUR 1.3 million) in 2008. The profit in 2010 is the largest in the festival’s 40-year-old history.

Support for organisations
“The organisations and their volunteers make an invaluable effort in servicing the audience, and I’m very pleased that Roskilde Festival has generated such a solid financial profit for the organisations and that we, in this way, can help support the cultural life,” states Roskilde Festival managing director Henrik Rasmussen.

In 2010 Roskilde gathered around 130,000 festival guests and volunteers. It is the combination of amazing weather and a sold-out festival that has generated a great turnover in the stalls and secured a maximum payout to the service organisations whose settlement of accounts with Roskilde Festival Charity Society is dependent on the ticket sales.

22.1 million euro earned throughout the years
Throughout the years the participating organisations and associations have earned more than DKK 165 million (approx. EUR 22.1 million) on working at Roskilde Festival.

Roskilde Festival Charity Society, that arranges Roskilde Festival, announces its profit from the previous festival in connection with the society’s annual general meeting on 29 March 2011.

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Christina Bilde, spokeswoman
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