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The Opening Of Tivoli Friday Rocks This Summer

There is one thing that truly heralds the coming of spring in Copenhagen and that is the start of the Friday Rocks (Fredagsrock) season at Tivoli Gardens. Friday Rocks at the Tivoli gardens is one of those events that you must go and see; the atmosphere is like a really cool festival but without the mud and living in tents.

So is it just rock? No although rock music does feature in the programme quite a lot there is everything from soft R&B, pop, indie and even a smattering of electro and Hip Hop. Whatever your musical leanings may be Tivoli’s friendly atmosphere will make you feel right at home.

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This year the line up includes loads of local acts like Rasmus Thude, Nabiha and Sort Sol as usual. Some huge international names like Editors, Afro-Cuban All Stars and Thirty Seconds to Mars are playing as well.

Who do we recommend? Well all of the bands mentioned above are playing at various times throughout the season. The opening act this month (12th April) is the Specktors a home grown Hip Hop trio who are planning to bring a few surprise guests onto the stage with them. Not a show to miss.

The King of Danish pop, Thomas Helmig, is also due to perform in August. A winner of 16 Danish music awards and record sales of more than 1 million, the numbers can’t be wrong.

If you are really into Danish rock then try the Friday Rocks Festival in May. More than 30 Scandinavian bands across 6 stages – don’t forget your glow bands!

The closing gig promises to be one of the best of the year; combining hard rock and even harder rock. VETO are a Danish electro rock band with three albums to their name, their latest “Point Break” has only just come out. Playing alongside will be unusually named The Floor is Made of Lava. They play a much more guitar driven sound they are known as one of Denmark’s most spectacular live acts, if you don’t believe us then just watch the video. So if you are in Copenhagen in September you cannot miss this one.

All the concerts start at 10pm so make sure you wrap up warm it can get really chilly! A great idea is to rock up a couple of hours early to beat the crowds and while you are waiting why not have a couple of beers on the lawn to get you in the party mood and stave off the cool air? How do we get tickets, you ask? Well you don’t need any! Seems amazing doesn’t it? The Friday night concerts are free, but you do have to pay to get in to the park. However, if you have wisely invested in a Copenhagen Card then the Tivoli entrance fee is free for you too! We will see you there – Rock On!

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