ROSKILDE SAFETY REPORT RELEASED

Read the report, issued in the wake of this year's tragic event where nine festival-goers were killed during Pearl Jam's set...

Organisers of the ROSKILDE FESTIVAL have developed a new range of crowd safety measures after nine young men were crushed to death in June this year.

In a new report titled ‘Roskilde Festival 2001 – 30 Years Of Happiness And An Accident’, festival boss Leif Skov says security measures are to be stepped up for next year’s event, and has promised to replace a controversial barrier system which, some have argued, may have added to the crush.

A memorial grove made up of nine trees is also to be set up at the festival site as a permanent reminder of the tragedy.

The report was made after a wide-ranging consultation process carried out by Roskilde organisers who spoke to police, audience members and the bands who played the festival.

The report states: “The festival will not come to a standstill, suffer a blackout or turn to concrete.

“The festival shall develop its role as one of Europe’s significant cultural, musical, free, caring, environmentally sound, loving and responsible points of interaction for people and opinions, for music, for tolerance, for much good between people. That is the best way for us to move on – the best way to respect the deceased and their relatives.”

You can read the new report in more detail at the Roskilde Festival’s official website at [url=]www. roskilde-festival.dk/2000/english