Roskilde festival raises $373,000 for Malawi

By AFP

June 18, 2010 Updated Jul 6, 2009 at 9:11 AM EST

The Roskilde rock festival in Denmark has given two million kroner (306,000 euros, 373,000 dollars) to humanitarian organisation DanChurchAid to fund climate projects in Malawi, it said Monday.

The donation is part of the festival's "Green Footsteps" climate campaign.

The money, of which 276,500 kroner was donated by festival-goers, will help pay for permanent water installations to help poor farmers irrigate their drought-hit fields, organisers said.

Roskilde, the biggest rock festival in Scandinavia, ended on Sunday.

More than 80,000 people attended the four-day event which featured some 180 bands playing rock, pop and techno music.




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