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Live music in Copenhagen

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Just as Copenhagen focuses on fashion and culture, so does the city have a sweet spot for music. The many venues ensure that there's a concert to catch every day, and festivals such as Jazz, Distortion, and Roskilde take over the city to celebrate music and all that goes with it.

Copenhagen is the perfect destination for a city vacation with great music and nightlife options. Venues like VEGA are amongst Europe’s best. Both the Concert House and the Opera House are architecturally stunning and musically inspiring, and intimate live venues and funky electronic clubs are plentiful.

Where should you go?

These are the places worth heading to if you're looking for good tunes. 

Music venues

Music is what makes Copenhagen go around, and the city is home to Vega, one of the best music venues in Europe. You will also find venues for classical music, jazz, blues, electro, house and world music. The choices are almost endless.

Get your jazz kick at one of Copenhagen's cosy jazz clubs

Once a year Copenhagen is buzzing with swinging jazz notes during Copenhagen Jazz Festival , and the rest of the year there are plenty of cool concerts at the city’s various bars and jazz venues.

Concert calendar: find out what's on

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Festivals well worth a visit

Copenhagen is home to a wide pallet of festivals. These are some of the best. 


Copenhagen's biggest street party and electronic music festival attracts 100,000 partying Copenhageners to the streets of different neighbourhoods in the city.    When daytime parties in the streets of Nørrebro and Vesterbro end, the club parties take over in Copenhagen's best venues, a...

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

More than 250,000 people make Copenhagen Jazz Festival one of the biggest, inclusive jazz events of its kind i Europe. The city of Copenhagen becomes alive and vibrant with jazz in the streets, city squares, jazz clubs and unique concert halls when Copenhagen Jazz Festival takes place e...