Culture roundup: Music critic Thomas Treo says ‘Roskilde is dead’

Thomas Treo, the popular and controversial Danish music critic, lambasted the Roskilde Festival in his exam for the tabloid Ekstra Bladet.

“Before people got wiser in Roskilde,” writes Treo, “Now you get dumber.”

“Teens have bad taste”
Treo criticizes the organizers for booking artists adored by teenagers when, according to him, “teenagers have bad taste in music”.

In conclusion, he says: “The festival has long been incurably ill. Now Roskilde is dead.


Restructuring affects HBO Max’s Danish programming
Warner Bros. Discovery, the company resulting from the April merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery Inc, said it will no longer produce originals for HBO Max in Scandinavia, Central Europe, the Netherlands and Turkey. The company has also decided to remove a limited amount of original programs from the platform. This includes the Danish series “Kamikaze”, which is one of the streaming service’s most beloved international shows to date, as well as the Romanian series “Ruxx” and the Hungarian series “A besúgó”, both of which have been aired in the last four months.

Museum attendance down last year
In 2021, Danish museums earned 5.9 million crowns less than in 2019 and 540,000 less than in 2020, Danmarks Statistik reported. Falling visitor numbers have been attributed to pandemic-related closures and reduced tourism, but the results of the latest cultural habits survey suggest that museum attendance may soon increase. Danmarks Statistik reported that visits to aquariums and zoos also fell in 2021.

The end of the CPH PIX
CPH PIX, Denmark’s largest feature film festival, is no more. The De Københavnske Filmfestivaler Foundation, which has run CPH PIX since 2008, said it is now devoting its administrative and financial resources to the development of its documentary film festival, CPH:DOX, and its children’s film festival, BUSTER.

Copenhagen Museum Celebrates Pride 2022
The Museum of Copenhagen has announced an extensive program for Copenhagen Pride 2022. On August 7, 14 and 21, guided walking tours will be offered in English to explore LGTBQ+ history in the Danish capital. Alternatively, throughout the month, explore the museum’s permanent exhibition and listen to an audio track delving into the stories of people “who stood out from the norms of their time”.

Helen D. Jessen