COPENHAGEN, Denmark (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Live music will be difficult to avoid in the city of Copenhagen during the last week of October, as drums, guitars and DJs will be flocking to street corners all over the European city.
Copenhagen Music Week, which runs from October 25th to November 2nd, provides a way for the city’s homegrown musical talent to capitalize on the international attention focused on Denmark as it hosts the MTV Music Awards on the final night of Music Week.
Pop rocker Pink will headliner the opening night at the Copenhagen Forum, with 30 concert halls and venues opening their doors over the next week, featuring 170 artists.
Tourist organization Wonderful Copenhagen organized the week-long celebration.
“Copenhagen Music Week provides a unique platform to show the world the international potential of the Copenhagen music scene,” Lars Bernhard Jørgensen, managing director of Wonderful Copenhagen, told the Copenhagen Post. “An event like Copenhagen Music Week would not be a reality without the massive support and the major work which Copenhagen's passionate music lovers have contributed to.”
The city plans to highlight local talent such as disco-rockers WhoMadeWho, R&B singer Camille Jones, and hard rock act Kira and the Kindred Spirits, as well as a variety of local venues including the 10,000-capacity Forum and Vega’s two intimate, wood-panelled concert halls built in the 1950s.
Electronic music will find a backdrop at Nørrebro’s hip Rust club and the brand new Culture Box. Smaller venues, such as Lades Kæller and Loppen, will provide a location for young acts to cut their teeth and tune their chops. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers