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Wednesday, 22 November, 2000, 16:10 GMT
Safety plan for Roskilde festival
Fans lay flowers
Nine people died at the festival in June
The organisers of Denmark's Roskilde Festival have promised to improve security and crowd control for next year's event.

Nine people died in a crowd crush while Pearl Jam played at the festival on 30 June.

The plans include improved staff communication, alterations to the stage areas and restrictions on the sale of alcohol.

A memorial grove of nine trees will also be planted on the site.

In a statement and accident report published on the Roskilde Festival website organisers said:

"In respect for the deceased and those who lost them, music culture must learn from what the accident has shown us.

"The people behind Roskilde, the audience, the artists, the media, parents, the authorities are learning.

"Roskilde in 2001 will bring a new festival."

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