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Kopenhagen, Denmark » Entertainment » Festivals

Kopenhagen is well-known as City of Festivals in northern Europe. A plenty of festivals are held during the year that range from pop and jazz to film, ballet, design and the visual arts. Internationally acknowledged for its high cultural standards, Kopenhagen festivals are the real crowd pullers that do involve big stars.

Carnivals

Carnivals are common in Kopenhagen that takes place every year where nearly 120 bands, 2000 dancers and millions of spectators take part and enjoy a lot.

Roskilde Festival

It is a music festival which is held every year in Copenhagen, where lakhs of people gather to become a part of the largest rock music festivals that happens in Europe. It is generally a big gathering with party where people come together, eat, drink, shop and have massage and etch tattoos over their body parts.

Film Festival

International feature film festival takes place in mid-April and documentary film festival takes place around November every year, where films are screened along with a wide variety of events, concerts and exhibitions across the city.

Jazz Festival

It is an annual event that happens probably in the mid of the year throughout the city that include an active participation of streets, squares, parks and cafes; where international jazz musicians based in the city, international artists and the local talent performs the task of entertaining the crowd. Vinter Jazz is among that.

CPH:PIX

CPH:PIX attracts the experienced teams from the city's long-running film festivals, the NatFilm Festival and the Copenhagen International Film Festival, which are now combined together. Aimed with an intention to give a platform to the new talent and art, the festival will set a new standard for the film festivals in Denmark.

CPH:DOX

Copenhagen International Documentary Festival has become one of Europe's most significant international documentary film festivals. Its emphasis is to break away from mainstream and present what's latest & ground-breaking and is based on a diverse international and cross cultural collaboration. Lots of activities like seminars, sessions, lectures, debates, happenings, music and club-events are involved.

STROM

Copenhagen's electronic music festival 'STROM' is an annual event with concerts, open air events, DJs and music where the entire city right from the night clubs to venues like Vega, Culture Box, Nadsat, Stengade and places like Trinitatis Kirke by the Round tower and Mikkel Bryggers Gade by the Grand movie participate.

Copenhagen Distortion

A celebration of Copenhagen nightlife is the major annual nightlife event of the year with a massive party that celebrates urban landscapes, mobility, improvisation, late-night chaos, nightlife cliches, fashion, hype, community networks, and music.

Opera Concert

Royal Opera soloists, choir and orchestra is performed every year at an Opera Concert which is immeasurably admired by the millions of spectators.

Copenhagen International Ballet

Copenhagen International Ballet festival displays various forms of choreography and new forms of expression performed by dancers and choreographers that present their talent here from all over the world.

Copenhagen Fashion Week

Europe's one of the biggest fashion fairs that offers a wide range of customer related events occurs generally in the first half of the year. It exhibits fashion shows, parties, competitions, fashion lounges and many exciting activities that provide a special platform for established as well as to the up-coming designers. It displays exhibitors' ideas with a focus on specific segment, presents present-day Fashion and creations of up-and-coming designer which is in one way a sort of platform for international fashion fraternity.

Copenhagen Cooking Festival

An annual week-long Nordic Food and Drink Festival that offers delightful cuisine is a welcome to everyone. It takes place in restaurants, Tivoli Gardens and public spaces across the centre of Copenhagen.

WOMEX

The most important gathering place for World Music, WOMEX is likely to be hosted by Copenhagen for 3 consecutive years i.e. 2009, 2010, and 2011. This World Music Expo is a conference, trade fair and a festival with concerts of world music spanning ethnic folk music traditions and a fusion from all over the world.