On an open field North of Copenhagen, is a collection of nine large stones. There is nothing mysterious about stones on a field, but this is not any field and the stones are not just stones.
During the Roskilde Festival 2000, nine young men were crushed to death at this place – the nine stones are left as an eternal memory of the tragedy – a monument that reminds us that one of Denmark’s most festive and buoyant, annual events also have brought death.
Film Director Tor Nygård Kolding was among the concert guests, who found him self in the midst of the unspeakable chaos and feverish frenzy that occurred in front of the Orange stage during the Pearl Jam concert. Tor was at the last minute pulled free by another concertgoer, but just minutes before he had lain trapped, helpless and panicked — and just below him laid a dead young man.
With over 100,000 attendees at the Festival the day Pearl Jam played, many people – young and old, music lovers or not – in one way or another are familiar with the accident. NINE ROCKS is a personal journey, a universal story about grief and remembrance. About death and how we move on, when we lose someone too young, too soon.