Whether you plan on crowd surfing like a rock star or prefer to listen to world-class violin solos, Copenhagen offers live music on all levels and in all genres. Its venues range from small, intimate back rooms to multi-million kroner stages with state-of-the-art acoustics.
For some of the biggest names in rock and pop, Vega
is the place to be. Found a little out of the city in outer Vesterbro, this former trade union hall has both a large stage for big international names and a smaller room for more intimate concerts. Other rock venues include Christiania's more underground Loppen
and Stengade in Nørrebro, and - if you'd like to sample what's up-and-coming in Copenhagen's music scene - Huset Magstræde
. For those whose night out is not complete without a stage dive or a thrash in the mosh pit, The Rock
is just that-as well as Copenhagen's biggest venue for reggae and dancehall acts.
Jazz has been synonymous with Copenhagen since the likes of Dexter Gordon and Ben Webster made the place their home in the '60s. There are two annual jazz festivals, but the city's numerous jazz venues keep busy the rest of the year too: Biggest are long-established Copenhagen Jazzhouse
and the recently reopened Jazzhus Montmartre
Not all live venues have to attract big names; sometimes the best gigs are found in the back room of a pub. Of these smaller venues, Mojo Blues Bar
and Drop Inn
are the only ones to offer live music every night of the week.
For fans of classical music, the expansive halls of Tivoli's Koncertsal
and national broadcaster DR's new Koncerthuset
out in Ørsted provide the perfect setting for some of the world's best vocalists, soloists and orchestras.
In Vesterbrø, behind the railway station
Popular music venue, club and late-night bar...
Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10
Alternative club and music venue in Christiania...
Corner of Radhusstraede and Magstraede
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Emil Holms Kanal 20
National broadcaster DR's landmark building...