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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 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 happen in Europe. It is generally a big gathering with a party where people come together, eat, drink, shop, and have a massage and etch tattoos over their body parts.

Film Festival

The international feature film festival takes place in mid-April and the 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 includes 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 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.


Copenhagen International Documentary Festival has become one of Europe's most significant international documentary film festivals. Its emphasis is to break away from the 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.


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 offer 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 upcoming designers. It displays exhibitors' ideas with a focus on specific segments, presents present-day Fashion, and creations of up-and-coming designers which is in one way a sort of platform for the international fashion fraternity.

Copenhagen Cooking Festival

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


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 festival with concerts of world music spanning ethnic folk music traditions and a fusion from all over the world.