Copenhagen Pride Week to go ahead despite crisis

Careful attention to be paid to distancing guidelines to ensure no big crowds develop

In 2019, 350,000 people took part in the Copenhagen Pride Parade (photo: Leif Jørgensen)
August 6th, 2020 1:45 pm| by Roselyne Min
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Although Pride events in Aalborg, Aarhus, Viborg, Ringkøbing-Skjern, Kolding and Fanø have been long cancelled, Copenhagen Pride Week is taking place in a new format.

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Starting on August 22, a concert using so-called XR technology is scheduled.

The advanced technology permits ‘extended reality’ by creating a surreal environment with animations and illusions in the studio.

Enjoy the online concert in the city
As large gatherings are still not encouraged, Copenhageners will be able to enjoy the concert at home or in the city in small groups.

The organiser has designated a few places as ‘viewing party’ spots: Restaurant el Cava, Eliaskirken, Oscar Bar & Café, with more to be announced soon.

Nothing can stop the big march
The parade, which was Denmark’s largest human rights demonstration in 2019, will also take place both online and off-line.

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Marching in small groups at different start times the parade will adhere to the health authorities’ guidelines.

The organisers of the cancelled Prides across Denmark will also join the march in different cities, and each city will take a letter from ‘PRIDE’, which will be recorded and merged so that the complete word will be published online.

The concert and parade will be broadcast live on YouTube and TV2 Lorry.

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