DISTORTION IS ONE OF COPENHAGEN’S MOST UNIQUE FESTIVALS

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Taking over Denmark’s capital city from 1 – 5 June, Distortion Festival covers 150 dance floors.

Rather than taking place in a single location with a few stages scattered about, it brings together 150 dance floors in three main locations: Nørrebro, Vesterbro and Refshaleøen. More to the point, the partying itself takes three different forms. There’s Distortion ø, which is a rave arena that last for two days by Copenhagen habour; Distortion Club, which takes place in assorted nightclubs on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and the infamous Street Parties – which take place during the day and are free! (Although you’re encouraged to buy a support bracelet for €13.)

OMAR SOULEYMAN AT DISTORTION FESTIVAL 2015. PHOTO: RASMUS NAUTRUP JENSEN.

Distortion also has one of the most discerning curatorial eyes of any electronic music festival, as evidenced by the line-up. British genius Dean Blunt will be appearing in the guise of his Babyfather alias at Jazzhouse on June 1; Ghanian mystery man Ata Kak – brought to the West by archivist extraordinaire Awesome Tapes from Africa – will be bringing his acidic, analogue disco to Distortion ø; and Hamburger DJ Koze will be keeping things continental with his idiosyncratic brand of weird, beautiful music. 

To get access to all the events you can buy the Distortion Pass for approximately €77 here. Check out Distortion’s website for more information.