Live Music in Copenhagen

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, Rust 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.

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Enghavevej 40
In Vesterbrø, behind the railway station

Popular music venue, club and late-night bar...
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Copenhagen JazzHouse

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Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10
Postboks 1129

Denmark's premiere jazz venue... read more

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Sydområdet 4B

Alternative club and music venue in Christiania...
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Tivolis Koncertsal

Vesterbrogade 3

Vast concert hall... read more

Mojo Blues Bar

Løngangsstræde 21C

Playing the blues every night... read more

Huset i Magstræde

Radhusstræde 13
Corner of Radhusstraede and Magstraede

Copenhagen's most diverse culture house... read more

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Drop Inn

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Kompagnistræde 34

Live music and cheap beer... read more

Jazzhus Montmartre

St. Regnegade 19A

Legendary jazz venue reopens... read more

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Emil Holms Kanal 20

National broadcaster DR's landmark building...
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Guldbergsgade 8

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