31 August – 09 September 2018
Once a year, Aarhus Festival makes the city vibrant with life, energy and creativity. For 10 days in August/September every street and alley, club, stage, gallery and museum swarm with art and entertainment. Renowned traditions flourish side by side the new and unexpected.
Aarhus Festival is an annual event since 1965, showcasing local, national and international artists. Through the years the Festival has been a great success and has grown into one of the largest cultural events in Scandinavia, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014.
Each year, the Festival has a theme, serving as a frame for the more than 1000 different events and 100 venues. The events vary widely and cover all aspects of art and culture and gathers around 500.000 guests each year. The Festival encompasses theatre, music, art and architechture in urban spaces, gastronomy, dance and everything in between to create a setting of curiosity, culture and creativty.
Pop, rock, classical, jazz, experimental, hip hop, electronica and more
2017: Xiu Xiu, Deerhoof, Colin Stetson, The Necks, Hauschka, Shiva Feshareki, Selvhenter, BAEST and many more.
2016: Hatsune Miku, L.O.C., Mogwai, Goat, Iceage, Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band, Den Sorte Skole, Liss, Solbrud and many more.
A selection from previous years: The Rolling Stones, Björk, Rage Against The Machine, Stone Temple Pilots, Tool, Ben Webster, NHØP, Rory Gallagher, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Ravi Shankar, Green Day, Suede, Kashmir, José González, Mark Lanegan, Daniel Lanois, Rhiannon Giddens, M. Ward, Grant-Lee Phillips, Nils Frahm, John Paul Jones, Cold Specks and many more.