Happenings in Cph, August 2019



Hamlet Festival

Shakespeare Festival 2019 at Kronborg Castle offers extraordinary, yet very different open-air performances. Again, this year a stage will be built over the moat, and the castle will be the backdrop to the plays.

Shakespeare's Richard III will be performed on the impressing open-air stage in front of the 660 seats. Before the main show begins, Adam Brix will in his one-man show, Shakespeare was here, as an introduction.

The whole evening takes place under a hopefully blue sky, in case the sky is hidden behind clouds, or it gets windy, it is crucial to wear clothes for all scenarios.




Fredagsrock i Tivoli: Infernal + Ude af Kontrol

Infernal is an explosive live band and when they go on stage it's not just to give a show. The audience can expect unpredictable interaction with the band. The only thing that is certain is that it will be festive and possibly tip over to the crazy. With a terrific band and dancers, Paw and Lina tear their audience into the midst of a party of ecstasy and wildness where the quality of the concert is not compromised. You can enjoy!

High energy and always right to the edge! It very well characterizes what Munken, Englando and Balken practice when they go on stage. Out of Control blows at the conventions but adds soundtrack to the party that never ends and takes people on the wildest trip as the music plays.

We can safely say that there is a party guarantee on Plænen.






Stella Polaris

Stella Polaris is the world's biggest free chill-out electronic downtempo festival.

It tours around the country during August, and this year it will take place in the park Frederiksberg Have in Copenhagen's Frederiksberg area.

Bringing together the finest DJ's and artists in chill-out, Stella Polaris has managed to maintain their position for more than 10 years.

The festival is open-air, so bring a blanket, a picnic basket and some cold drinks with you. There is no admission fee, and the event is for all ages.

One the food scene, the festival has added a range of the best food trucks from around Copenhagen.




Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix

Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix (CHGP) is a race that takes place at Bellahøj Park in Copenhagen with action, drama, lots of speed and entertainment for the entire family.

Every year, the race is a celebration of historic race cars and famous drivers - especially the Danish racing drivers, but also the many international stars.

On top of the race, there will be lots of activities. Company events, exhibitions, car clubs, accessories, restaurants, food and drinks stalls and activities for both kids and their parents.

There will be grass areas with benches where you can enjoy the lunch or relax while the kids play.

Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix tells a culture historic story about the development of auto racing from the beginning of motorsport all the way till innovative electric and hybrid cars today. Come and experience more than 200 motor racers from all over Europe and their amazing cars from 1965 to 1986.




Strøm Festival

Strøm Festival in Copenhagen is a selection of the best and strongest purveyors of electronic music.

Each year Strøm offers lots of free concerts with some of the electronic scene's greatest names, master classes with the scene's brightest and music events throughout the city. The festival alternatively uses the city and have concerts and installations in i.e. the metro and the bell towers of the churches.




Fredagsrock i Tivoli: Ms Lauryn Hill

R'n'B and hip-hop queen Ms Lauryn Hill is performing at Tivoli. Sing along to classics like Doo Wop (That Thing), Ex-Factor, Superstar and Everything Is Everything. From 10 pm-midnight.





Copenhagen Summer Dance

Dance galore on Copenhagen's harbourfront.

9-11 August, you can stop by Denmark's largest modern dance festival at the square Ofelia Plads by The Royal Danish Playhouse. Here, Danish and international stars put on a spectacular show with the water, the boats and the Opera House as the backdrop.

At this year's festival, you can experience internationally renowned ballet dancers like Ida Praetorius and Ulrik Birkkjær as well as dancers from Dansk Danseteater and site-specific dance performances. Plan your visit and reserve your tickets in advance or drop by - you may be lucky and get yourself one of the free tickets.  





Copenhagen Pride

It's time for Copenhagen Pride Week! Celebrate love and diversity while remembering those who struggled before and those who continue to struggle. Learn at free debates, workshops, concerts, and parties. Copenhagen City Hall Square turns into Pride Square from Tuesday to Saturday and will be open every day from 12 noon. Highlights include the Drag Night with VIVACIOUS from RuPaul's Drag race, drag kings Georgeous Michael and Zayn Phallic, as well as almost 30 of the finest Danish drag performers on Friday 16th. It all culminates with the pride parade on Saturday 17th August. The full program is as fun and serious as life itself and can be found on the website. Bring your friends and lovers to celebrate under the rainbow!

Every year in August, Copenhagen Pride offers activities where LGBT issues are at the centre of attention. It is both festive, colourful and political with awards, parties, concerts, films and other kinds of entertainment.

During Copenhagen Pride Week there are plenty of activities around Copenhagen, with City Hall Square - renamed Pride Square - as the focal point of action.

Access to the square and all events there are free to attend. However, you can show your support for the Pride by buying the official Pride bracelet - on sale at the square. The parade always ends on Pride Square aka Copenhagen City Hall Square and is followed by a live show and an afterparty.

Love is in the air - This year, there's a very special event during the Copenhagen Pride - you can get married at some of Copenhagen's iconic hot spots. A person from the LGBT-environment will perform your wedding speech in the beautiful surroundings. See when, where, how and who right here.

Copenhagen Pride always ends with a large, festive and colourful parade.




Fredasrock i Tivoli: Jason Derulo

American singer, producer and dancer Jason Derulo has for years delivered bangers to the dance floor as well as hit lists with titles such as Want To Want Me, Talk Dirty To Me and Swalla, which have an incredible 1.2 billion views on YouTube! He started his career as a producer and made his big break as a solo artist with his debut single Whatcha Say in 2009. Since then he has released a large number of platinum selling singles, and now we are waiting for new material from the promised 2Sides, which will be released in 2019. With him in Tivoli, Jason Derulo, as always, has a bunch of dancers and a well-lit stage show in the best American style, so there's only one way, and it's all in!



Grandmaster Flash at Amager Bio

The father of modern DJing, this year's Polar Music Prize winner, and star of the Netflix series "The Get Down," Grandmaster Flash, is coming to Copenhagen. With archival master recordings, images, and videos from the vaults of the major record labels, his live show is a celebration of Hip Hop's most formative moments. As Blondie sang in 1981: "Flash is fast, Flash is cool" - don't miss out!



18.8 & 25.8

English Jazz service

Experience a Danish-Lutheran jazz service in English in the heart of Vesterbro.

Eliaskirken is part of the Danish Peoples Church, and we will hold services in English for expats, exchange students, tourists, and anyone else who wants to experience a traditional Danish service mixed with contemporary jazz music.

There will be coffee and tea after the service. All denominations are welcome.

Eliaskirken is located at the square Vesterbro Torv, a short walk from the Central Station.




KMD Ironman Copenhagen

Challenge yourself in Copenhagen's beautiful and historic surroundings

With a total of 3.8 km swimming, 180 km cycling and a good 42.2 km run, the KMD IRONMAN will put your physical and mental strength to a test. In August, you have the chance to take part in a race of a lifetime.

Amager Beach Park will serve as swimming pool, while the cycling course will take you on a scenic tour through the countryside in Northern Sealand. Next, the participants will return to the city centre, where the last part of the race will take place along the harbour.

Running along the waterfront of Copenhagen's harbour, you'll pass many of the city's historical sites such as The Little Mermaid, The Opera House, Amalienborg Palace and Nyhavn.

Along the course, more than 150,000 spectators will gather up and spread lots of cheerful energy. For instance, at the hot spot Geels Bakke, where the World Road Race Cycling Championship also took place in 2011.

The course ends at Christiansborg Palace Square, where all the enthusiastic spectators and the participants' friends and family members will meet up by the finish line to end the event with a true triathlon celebration.





ZOO Food Festival

ZOO invites five days of wild food discoveries during the ZOO Food Festival 21-25. August. Grab your family or friends and learn about sustainability, animal food, the UN's global goals, climate and food - all wrapped up in meetings with ZOO's animals.

Among other things, the program offers experiences in the higher air strata such as oysters and natural wine in the Zoo Tower and seafood dinner in the Arctic Ring.

Everyone is welcome and we promise you will go from ZOO at least as much to food as to knowledge!



Louisiana Litterature

10th annual literature festival at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

22-25 August, the museum Louisiana north of Copenhagen invites locals and visitors to an international celebration of literature. This is the 10th time the festival takes place, and there will be readings, debates and talks by known and unknown authors from all over the world. The authors are rooted in different genres and high-quality literature is the common feature. One of the festival's prominent guests this year is the French author Michel Houellebecq, who is known for his critical portraits of contemporary society.

The festival takes place on indoor and outdoor scenes throughout the museum and in the surrounding sculpture park. All the events are free once you have bought an entrance ticket to the museum.





UHØRT Festival

UHØRT Festival is about finding the unheard that should be heard.

UHØRT Festival (which literally means 'UNHEARD Festival') presents new music from all over the country.

The vision is to give upcoming musicians a boost to develop their talent, and at the festival, you'll find plenty of new and interesting tones and genres.

The artists presented at UHØRT Festival are picked out by a jury of 35 people, including both bookers, record labels, musicians, radio hosts and music journalists. Everyone can apply to perform at the festival, whether they're experienced artists or newbies that just enjoy jamming in their parents' basement but are ready for more.





Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival

Take a bite of culinary Copenhagen and the Nordic region, when food festival Copenhagen Cooking hits the city.

Copenhagen Cooking is one of the biggest food festivals in Northern Europe and is an open-source festival that profiles Danish gastronomy by paying homage to the food culture, Nordic cuisine and the players on the gastronomic stage.

For ten days in August and September, you can take a bite of the New Nordic Cuisine and the Copenhagen restaurant scene. Naturally, the festival offers plenty of events held in English or with no language requirements, targeting international visitors.





Bite Copenhagen

Bite Copenhagen is setting tomorrow's table and explores the food of the future at Bella Center. It is a unique platform to showcase and manifest the latest trends within the food, technology, and innovation. Professionals from the food industry can visit Bite Copenhagen for free.




Slow. En aften om erindring at Glyptoteket

What do you remember? This is probably one of the biggest questions in life. Glyptoteket invites you to examine the importance of memory from ancient times to the present, and how it is expressed in art. There will be a guided tour of the exhibition "Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory! as well as talks with art historian Anna Kærsgaard Gregersen and much more. From 7 - 9 pm. Admission costs 115 DKK for adults and is free for everyone under 18 years.





Fredagsrock i Tivoli:

Danish superstar MØ is performing in Tivoli and this means you are in for a party. Since she has had her breakthrough with "Lean On" in 2015, she has toured the world and performed in Jimmy Fallon's „The Tonight Show". Now the singer from Odense is back in her home country and ready to make this summer night a special one. From 10 pm-midnight.




Karrusel Festival

Karrusel Festival is moving from Odense to Copenhagen. After a one-year break, the open-air electronic music festival is back and promises two days of dance tunes. Three stages and a classic old-fashioned theme park will be set up in a secluded forest on Refshaleøen, so get ready to wave goodbye to August in style. 

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