ROSKLIDE, Denmark(VIP NEWS) — The Roskilde Festival Charity Society made a net profit of DKK 4.9 million (approx. â‚¬ 650,000) from Roskilde Festival in 2007.
The indomitable audience and the indispensable volunteers defied the rain that fell in record quantities on Roskilde last summer.
Roskilde '07 stayed on its solid foundation, and now the account is made up. Both the festival and the many participating societies report decent profits.
Despite great expenses to secure the festival against the heavy weather and the following expensive reestablishment of the festival area, The Roskilde Festival Charity Society can now report a profit from Roskilde Festival 2007 of DKK 4.9 million (approx. â‚¬ 650,000). In the coming months, the money will be donated to cultural and humanitarian causes in accordance to the societyâ€™s objects clause.
The non-profit societies, which make money on trade and service at the festival, have together made about DKK 12.9 million (approx. â‚¬ 1,730,000).
The Roskilde Festival Charity Society is now donating a part of the profit. A total of DKK 1,195,000 (approx. â‚¬ 160,000) are distributed among the following societies and organisations:
A Race Against Breast Cancer (DKK 500,000), SOS Childrenâ€™s Villages (DKK 500,000), Landsforeningen HJÃ†LP VOLDSOFRE (Help Victims of Crime) (DKK 50,000), BÃ¸rns VilkÃ¥r (Childrenâ€™s Conditions) (DKK 50,000), FAMILIEPLEJEN DANMARK (Family Care Denmark) (DKK 30,000), MorgencafÃ© for HjemlÃ¸se (Morning Cafe for the Homeless) (DKK 25,000), Dansk Center vedrÃ¸rende Alkoholisme og andre AfhÃ¦ngighedssygdomme (Danish centre for alcoholism and other Addiction Illnesses) (DKK 20,000) and Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen (Music Education for Fourth Grade Students) (DKK 20,000).
"Roskilde Festival 2007 was a rough one, but the final profit shows that our dedicated audience kept the flag flying all the way through. And it shows that our fantastic volunteers gave all they had in them to ensure that our audience, despite unreasonable weather conditions, had a blast. We are proud to donate the profit to cultural and humanitarian purposes," says Henrik Rasmussen, Roskilde Festivalâ€™s general manager.