September City Events in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is not giving up on the summer festival season just because it is September. The soundtrack this month covers blues, world music and the final fling of Friday’s Rock at Tivoli.
1. Copenhagen Blues Festival, City wide – 25th – 29th September
They say the blues is not just music but a state of mind. Traditionally the blues combines the bitter sweet strains of a tortured guitar and stories of tragedy. Legends like BB King and Bobby Bland have brought tears and joy to the world and the Copenhagen Blues Festival is just the place to celebrate feeling blue with old style and new blues music to listen to. Described as a city club festival because there will be gigs in clubs and venues across the city so wherever you go you will find something to listen to. If you are not sure where to go good places to start will be Huset, Mojo or Amager Bio.
2. Nordic Art Fair at Forum – 30th August – 1st September
To get inside the Danish psyche there is nothing better than an extended browse through their art. And the Nordic Art Fair is the perfect place to do this. You can even pick up a local piece at the fair if you are looking for a little object d’art for back home. There will be more than 50 national and international galleries displaying their best works at the Forum so as you wander round soaking up the bohemian atmosphere you can feel the creativity bursting out of the exhibition. Art Copenhagen is not only a hotbed of contemporary art with a friendly ambience but also a chance for artists to get together, share ideas and network.
3. Friday Rocks at Tivoli – Until 20th September
A warm, early autumn evening, the stars just peeping out of the late twilight dusk then suddenly a rush of drums and guitars split the calm tranquil air. Friday’s Rock at Tivoli and September sees the final throes of a summer music fest of luscious proportions. This month there are three concerts each with a different music genre. First is a tribute to 25 years of Danish rap and the anniversary of the debut album of MC Einars. Second are two Danish singer song writers, Christian Hjelm and Søren Huss, who have been taking their indie rock sound and going it alone. The last gasp is a tremendous set from two Danish electro rock bands VETO and The Floor is Made of Lava.
4. CPH World Music Festival, City wide – 29th August – 1st September
Walking around Copenhagen you can feel the different cultures here vying for your attention from tiny Turkish Kebab shops and Polish restaurants to nightclubs full of blues and jazz. The CPH World Music Festival is really just an extension of that healthy attitude to mix and match multiculturalism. With more than 65 acts heading up a truly global mash-up of music you will not be disappointed. And this year is a special treat as the festival will join up with the Scandinavia Reggae Festival. The streets will be alive with music.
5. Powerade Copenhagen Half Marathon, city wide – 15th September
The sure footed thump, thump, thump of the runners high tech shoes, the smell of the city just warming up to a day of sport and the rumble of the crowd as the pack is spotted just around the corner rising into raucous cheering. Even if you are not fleet of foot the Powerade Copenhagen Half Marathon is an event that could inspire you to dig out your old trainers and go for a jog around the block. The route is mainly around the Indre By and Osterbro areas and Generator is right in the middle. So you won’t have to walk far to feel the excited atmosphere of the crowd.