Roskilde Festival Founds World Music Award


ROSKILDE, Denmark (VIP NEWS)– Roskilde Festival World Music Award will be presented in connection with the international market, conference and festival for world music, Womex, that takes place in Copenhagen in 2009, 2010 and 2011.


The award comes with € 30,000.
Roskilde Festival once again focuses on world music. This time with a newly founded award.


It is called Roskilde Festival World Music Award, comes with € 30,000 and will be presented the coming three years in connection with the international market, conference and festival for world music, Womex, held in Copenhagen in 2009, 2010 and 2011.


For many years we have had the pleasure of presenting world music to a great audience at Roskilde Festival. Therefore, it is an obvious thing for us to use the event to give something back. That's why we have founded this award.


Award for musical and cultural development
Roskilde Festival World Music Award can be presented to societies or organizations that work with creating musical development in locally based music genres – to ensure a cultural stepping-stone for children and young people in third world countries.


The award is presented by the Roskilde Festival Charity Society on the background of recommendations from Roskilde Festival, Womex and EFWMF (European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals). It is not possible for societies/organizations to apply for the award.


The award will be presented by the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Ritt Bjerregård, on Sunday 1 November around noon.


Womex is held from 28 October to 1 November. There is access for the paying public to approx. 50 showcase concerts.