Culture Round-Up: Music critic Thomas Treo says ‘Roskilde is dead’

Jared Paolino
July 6th, 2022

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In other news, a post-merger restructuring by Warner Bros. Discovery means that original HBO Max content will no longer be produced in Denmark

According to Treo, Roskilde’s orange stage played host to “infantile pop and rap” (photo: Flemming Bo Jensen)

Thomas Treo, the popular and polemical Danish music critic, has blasted Roskilde Festival in his review for the tabloid Ekstra Bladet.

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

“Teens have bad taste”
Treo blames the organisers for booking artists beloved by teens when, according to him, “teens have bad taste in music”.

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

Restructuring affects Denmark’s HBO Max programming
Warner Bros. Discovery, the company resulting from an April merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery Inc, has 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 programming from the platform. This includes the Danish series ‘Kamikaze’, which is one of the streaming service’s most highly regarded international shows to date, as well as the Romanian series ‘Ruxx’ and the Hungarian series ‘A besúgó’, both of which were released within the last four months.

Museums visits down last year
In 2021, Danish museums earned 5.9 million kroner less than in 2019, and 540,000 less than in 2020, reported Danmarks Statistik. The drop in visitors has been attributed to pandemic-related closures and reduced tourism, but the results of the latest cultural habits survey suggest that museum visitation may soon be on the rise. Danmarks Statistik reported that visits to aquariums and zoos also decreased in 2021.

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

Museum of Copenhagen 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, for the whole month, explore the museum’s permanent exhibition and listen to an audio track diving into the stories of people “who have stood out from the norms of their time”.


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