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Attend the best music festivals in Denmark

Photo: Mia Dernoff - Roskilde Festival

Denmark is a music festival nation and there's an event to satisfy your taste in music at any point of the year. Join 80,000 others in a field at Northern Europe's biggest music festival or sit back and relax in an outdoor café to the smooth sound of jazz in Copenhagen's historic streets.

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Distortion: A week of orchestrated street chaos

If you're visiting Copenhagen in late May/start June, you need make a choice. You can either stay away from the neighbourhoods of Nørrebro and Vesterbro or join us and thousands of other Danes at one of Europe's largest street parties! Not such a difficult choice after all, huh? Because Distortion is an over-the-top, mobile party-extravaganza that's surely not to be missed.

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NorthSide

The NorthSide music festival in the centre of Aarhus has quickly become one of Europe’s best music festivals, attracting some of the biggest names. Combine a trip to Denmark’s second city with the sights and sounds of NorthSide this summer. 

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Photo: Thomas Høyrup Christensen - Copenhagen Media Center
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Roskilde Festival: One of Europe's biggest music festivals!

Join more than 80,000 others in a Danish rite of passage – the Roskilde Festival. Spend a week in a field with some of the biggest names in music, dancing with the happiest people in the world. We guarantee there is something for everyone.

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Heartland Festival at Egeskov Castle Denmark
Photo: Peter Kirkegaard - Heartland Festival
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Heartland Festival at Egeskov Castle

Heartland Festival is a weekend experience of music, art, talks and food, located in the stunning surroundings of Egeskov Castle and Gardens in Denmark, less than two hours’ drive from Copenhagen. 

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Concert at Copenhagen Jazz Festival
Photo: Kristoffer Juel Poulsen, Jazz.dk
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Copenhagen Jazz Festival

The city of Copenhagen comes to life when the sounds of jazz ring through the streets, city squares, jazz clubs and unique concert halls during the summer’s Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Enjoy live jazz on the street and at open-air venues, all in the very heart of historical Copenhagen.

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TinderBox in H.C. Andersen's birth town, Odense

Tinderbox is one of the newer additions to the music festival scene in Denmark, but it has already become one of the country's most respected music festivals. Thousands of music fans make their way to Odense in the end of June to see a mix of international stars and local artists across three thrilling days. 

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Music festival Stella Polaris in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen
Photo: Camilla Lundbye
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Stella Polaris

Stella Polaris is one of the world's largest free electronica festivals. It takes place each summer, touring different cities in Denmark and features international names and Danish acts.

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Musik i Lejet music festival in Tisvildeleje, North Zealand
Photo: Katrine Gissel - Musik i Lejet
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Musik i Lejet: Festival on the Danish Riviera

Musik i Lejet is a three days festival with music, dancing, fresh ocean air, sand between your toes, sunsets and beach parties. Head to the seaside village of Tisvildeleje on the Danish Riviera, just 1 hour north of Copenhagen, but please note that tickets tend to sell out on the day the ticket sale opens in the beginning of December!

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Aarhus Jazz Festival
Photo: Jørgen Nielsen - Aarhus Jazz Festival
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Aarhus Jazz Festival

Like all good festivals, the Aarhus Jazz Festival is continually evolving and has achieved international renown. The whole city is backing the eight days of jazz and at this festival you can experience up to 230 concerts at 30 different venues.

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Smukfest: Denmark's most beautiful festival

Smukfest, also known as Skanderborg Festival or Denmark's most Beautiful Festival, is a Danish music festival that takes place every summer during the second weekend of August in the beautiful beech forest "Skanderborg Dyrehave". It can be tricky to get tickets to the festival as the Danes tend to snatch them on the day the ticket sale opens!

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CopenHell, Copenhagen's metal festival
Photo: Morten Skovgaard - CopenHell
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CopenHell

Copenhagen's metal festival, Copenhell, unleashes hell again this year on Refshaleøen with lots of bands, beer and a heavy programme of heavy-metal.

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