Copenhagen will be lit up by the Strøm Festival for a week from Monday, which for the sixth year in a row is presenting some of electronic music’s biggest and boldest names. The two main stages will be in the lovely surroundings of Enghaveparken in Vesterbro, which will be transformed into a two-day hot spot of open-air concerts on Friday and Saturday (Aug 24-25, entry is just 20kr).
A wide range of international acts are performing, including UK artists Emika, LV and Manchester-based Dub Phizix, who’ll perform with his long-time collaborator MC Strategy. And there will of course also be some local talent, such as up-and-comers Kenton Slash Demon and Rangleklods.
This year, Strøm will also host a series of workshops and master classes focusing on different aspects of electronic music production, including lectures about its history and evolution and shared artist experiences. Most of these will be held at Culture Box, in co-operation with Red Bull Music.
The thrilling line-up proves how varied and inspiring electronic music can be, so make sure you attend one last festival that is guaranteed to fill you with vibrant electric impulses.
Richie Hawtin - Culture Box, Kronprinses-segade 54, Cph K; Fri 24 Aug, 23:00; tickets 150kr at door
As well as being renowned for being an ambassador for the underground Detroit music scene, Richard Hawtin is also a DJ, producer and record label owner and predicted to be one of the festival highlights. Although he is originally from Canada, Hawtin will forever be associated with putting Detroit on the dance music map.
Enghaveparken, Enghavevej 44-54, Cph V; Fri 24 Aug, time to be confirmed; tickets 20kr
Major Lazer - See full preview here.
Trentemøller with Mike Huckaby and Dario Zenker - One of the biggest talents in electronic music in Denmark, Anders Trentemøller’s fresh sound and quality production give a new twist to the minimal techno sound, and his Physical Fraction EP was one of the summer anthems of 2005. As well as earning a nomination for a US Grammy award, he is the undisputed master of the Danish electronic music scene.
Culture Box, Kronprinses-segade 54, Cph K; Thu (23 Aug), 23:00; tickets: 70kr at door
Henrik Schwarz - Beginning his musical career as a DJ, Henrik Schwarz quickly built up a reputation on the German deep house scene in the early 1990s. His onstage intensity and originality have made him one of the most popular live acts in house music.
Enghaveparken; Fri 24 Aug, time to be confirmed; 20kr