Roskilde Festival - en social bevægelse

Dan Wichmand Frederiksen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper examines how Roskilde Festival as a social movement contributes to citizenship through campaigns and donations locally and internationally. Furthermore, this paper seeks an understanding of the social constructions that Roskilde Festival has articulated. This is examined through an interview of the spokesperson of Roskilde Festival, Christina Bilde, and through participatory observations during my time as an intern at the festival office. The interview guide is inspired by theoretical preconceptions, which originated during my time as an intern, and through the reading of Alberto Melucci’s and Gerard Delanty’s theories. These two theories also formed the basis for this paper’s analysis. This paper is based on the social constructivist paradigm, which means that the analysis searches for social constructions that are articulated. The analysis shows that Roskilde Festival through a collective identity operates as a social movement. The festival also used campaigns for showing areas of conflict, and for raising awareness of emerging citizenship initiatives. Additionally, the analysis shows that Roskilde Festival has constructed a perception of citizenship, which means that initiatives across culture and nation, can receive support from the festival too.

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2013


  • Holdningskampagner
  • Globalisering
  • Medborgerskab
  • Melucci
  • Social bevægelse
  • Delanty
  • Roskilde Festival
  • Kosmopolitisme