Roskilde Festival and Transgressive Behaviour: An Emerging Safety Concern for Event Organisers

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Based on a study of Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, this case is designed to enable students to become aware of and critically reflect upon the phenomenon of transgressive behaviour as an emerging safety problem that event organisers must address. Transgressive behaviour can be viewed as a wicked problem for which there is no absolute solution. Therefore, the aim is not to solve the problem, but to unfold its complexities through analysis of (gendered) power dynamics and to stimulate students to design interventions and undertake studies of their own.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCases For Event Management and Event Tourism
EditorsVassilios Ziakas, Donald Getz
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherGoodfellow Publishers
Publication date2023
ISBN (Print)9781915097347, 9781915097361
ISBN (Electronic)9781915097354
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Event governance
  • Event safety management
  • Contemporary issues and trends (#MeToo)
  • Social sustainability and responsibility
  • Research ethics
  • Equality
  • Diversity and inclusion

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