Today’s date: Skanderborg kicks off

A thing of beauty

On this day 35 years ago in 1980, a Danish festival institution was born as the Skanderborg Festival. Also known as Smukfest or Denmark Smukkeste Festival, it was held for the first time as a one-day event involving seven bands and 600 attendees. Today, the festival is second in size only to Roskilde Festival and attracts more than 45,000 festival-goers.





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