The Aarhus Festival

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Aarhus Festival is among the largest cultural events in Scandinavia and showcases both local, national and international artists. Aarhus Festival is highly esteemed and recognized both in Denmark and abroad.

Vester Allé 3

8000 Aarhus C

Vibrant with life

The festival makes the city vibrant with life, energy and creativity. Urban art, gastronomy and music. For 10 days every street and alley, club, stage, gallery and museum swarm with art and entertainment where renowned traditions flourish side by side with the new and unexpected. 

The theme for the next three years 2020-2022 is "In It Together", highlighting the need for community.

Highlights 2020

International Night Cabaret

Aarhus Festival’s International Night Cabaret ’Together Into the Unknown’ invites you to a spellbinding evening in Hermans, Tivoli Friheden.

Light Fest

During the Aarhus Festival, Danish and international light installation will light up the city and create a lot of light after a dark spring.

Understrøm - Undercurrent

Undercurrent was a free three-day music festival, located along Aarhus Å at Mølleparken, Immervad and under Sankt Clemens Bro. The programme is wide with different environments and genres. 

Festival app

Each year you can download The Aarhus Festival app for iPhone or Android and take the programme with you.

The Theme

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 a half million guests each year. The festival encompasses theatre, music, art and architecture in urban spaces, gastronomy, dance and everything in between to create a setting of curiosity, culture and creativity.

Royal affiliation and rich history

The patron of Aarhus Festival is HM Queen Margrethe II and the Mayor of Aarhus is Chairman of the Festival Board. Aarhus Festival was first held in September 1965 and has developed into both an international festival and a major local cultural event.

You can see the programme, which will be continuously updated, right here!

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Vester Allé 3

8000 Aarhus C

Opening hours

28 Aug 20 / 06 Sep 20


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