Roskilde Festival Focuses On Fight To End Modern Slavery

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Roskilde Festival will continue their annual acts to better the world, focusing again in 2006 on modern slavery, under the theme “Act Against Slavery.”

This year, the festival will dedicate aid to children in Cambodia, supporting education as the way to a better life. There are more than 27 million slaves in the world today, with about a million people sold into service each year.

In a statement from the festival, organizers explain: “Many children in Cambodia have no possibilities of getting an education – and are thereby in a very vulnerable position. They are easy targets to the slave traders as they are often very poor and cannot read or write. This is why children end up as slaves every day, e.g. by sorting garbage on dumps, by begging or by prostituting themselves. They have no alternative if they wish to survive. We want to contribute to show that an alternative can be made.”

This year’s humanitarian focus at Roskilde will support a number of projects in Cambodia, making it possible for the children to receive an otherwise unattainable education. The core fundraising will be based upon bottle collections during the show. The goal is to collect approximately euro55,000, which will be go directly to the charities.

All profits from the Roskilde Festival are given directly to the Roskilde Festival Society, which donates the money to humanitarian or cultural purposes benefiting people all over the world.

Festival organizers also announced a new batch of rock, funk and hip-hop headliners this week to appear at the event, including George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, Barra Head, and Tech N9ne.

The June 29-July 2 festival will feature Bob Dylan, Franz Ferdinand, Guns ‘N Roses, Morrissey, Kanye West and Roger Waters. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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