Copenhagen 2021: LISTINGS – WORLDPRIDE

The Original Rainbow Flag
Aug 12-21, 09:00-16:00; Copenhagen City Hall, Cph K; free adm
A 30-metre section of the iconic Rainbow-Flag created by artist and LGBTI+ activist Gilbert Baker will be on display from the very first day of Copenhagen 2021. One of the many sections of the originally mile-long flag will be found gracing the City Hall.

Drag Night
Aug 20, 18:00-11:59; Fælledparken, Cph N; free adm
Visitors can await a show embracing the many shades of the drag scene. Those attending will most certainly not miss out on lip-syncing, song, dance, comedy and drama presented on stage in the midst of Fælledparken, involving probably the most prestigious line-up of drag queens and kings.

WorldPride Marches
Aug 21, 15:00-18:00; various starting points all over the city; free adm
Due to the Danish government’s corona restrictions, the originally-planned parades in Copenhagen and Malmö have been cancelled. Instead, there will be six smaller marches starting from different venues around Copenhagen. The final destination will be Fælledparken where the different groups are welcomed to gather and enjoy the Copenhagen 2021 Closing Ceremony.

WorldPride Closing Party
Aug 21, 19:00-02:00; Halvandet, Cph K; 250kr, on the door: 300kr
This is one you don’t want to miss as some of the biggest LGBTI+ stars in the world come together to bring you an unforgettable night of music. Among those performing are Lady Bunny, Bebulah, Tim Andresen, Annælix, Shaarup, Philipp Drube, Neri J and Frank Heise.

Copenhagen 2021 Closing Ceremony
Aug 21, 14:00-02:00; Fælledparken, Cph Ø; free adm, register for tickets
This is where all the events will be officially handed over: EuroGames to Nijmegen 2022, EuroPride to Belgrade 2022 and WorldPride to Sydney 2023. But first and foremost, it’s an occasion to dance your socks off, mostly to stars performing at KB Hallen who will be live-streamed to crowds all over Copenhagen, including Jeuru, Keep Dancing Inc, Sander Sanchez and Todrick Hall.

Drag Bingo
Aug 20, 20:00-23:00; WorldPride Square, Cph K; 25 kroner
Hosted by the prestigious quartet ‘Veninderne’, this bingo session will most definitely stick in your mind for a lifetime. The four drag-artists have already conquered Danish hearts with their bingo events and appearances on national TV and radio. As if this alone would not make you join, depending on your luck you could win prizes as well.

Ride to Pride bicycle tours
Aug 12-22; Malmö City Archives; free adm
The guide invites you on a tour through the city’s LGBTI+ history, travelling back 100 years. Along the ride you’ll find places telling tales about power, struggle and pride. But don’t be stressed about your probably already busy schedule, as the guide can still be found after the events of Copenhagen2021.

LGBTI+ Chill Zone at Bøssehuset
Aug 16-20, 11:00-21:00; Bøssehuset, Christiania; free adm
Bøssehuset has established a cosy, comfy place to sit and enjoy various cultural and communal events. The schedule covers a wide range of possible activities, so if you can see yourself stretching out on a yoga mat, just skip the first part and join later on for a feminist sing-along or a shared meal. Bøssehuset is Copenhagen’s queer culture site located in the heart of Christiania.

Canal Tours
Aug 15-20; 15:00-20.30; ved Stranden, Kaj Plads 3, Cph K; 120 kroner
It’s not quite your usual canal tour through Copenhagen – which, don’t get us wrong, is beautiful on its own – but the host Betty Bitschlap is the cherry on top. The tour involves music and sing-alongs, along with a few special Betty additions that are exclusive to those who join.

City Walk featuring 111 LGBTI+ places in CPH
Aug 15, 10:00-12:00; Lurblaeserne, Cph K; free adm
Historian, podcaster and author Anders Larsen, probably familiar to many as Chantal al Arab, will guide you around the city, making sure you’re not missing out on any queer venues. Be ready to rediscover places that are widely considered straight. The English-language tour ends at the Museum of Copenhagen.

Wigs and Heels on Wheels
Aug 19-21, 15:00-17:00, Rainbow Square, Cph K; 169 kroner
Starting from the Rainbow Square the tour will cover Copenhagen’s most famous sights, including the city’s palaces, Nyhavn and the Botanical Gardens. Lasting about an hour, it will be hosted by stand-up comedian and drag queen Annie Recton. It’s on you to either end the ride at Reffen to enjoy some food or go back to where the tour started.

Big WorldPride Eurovision Party
Aug 20, 20:00-01:30; Clarion Hotel, Copenhagen Airport, Cph S; 345-475kr
Sing along with the drag queens to some of the biggest Eurovision favourites of all time. And then enjoy live performances from the likes of Emmelie de Forest, Denmark’s winner in 2013, and many more former Eurovision stars, including Robin Bengtsson and Dotter. Clarion Hotels will make a donation to charity for every ticket sold. A night of teardrops guaranteed.

Drag-Brunch with Vinegar Strokes
Aug 15, 11:00-13:00; Zoku, Cph S; 350 kroner
What’s not to love about a rooftop brunch with a view of the world’s Pride Capital? Don’t let yourself be fooled by the early calltime: alongside the family-style brunch from the Living Kitchen, there will also be some alcoholic pick-me-ups for those who want them. The host will be no less than RuPaul contestant Vinegar Strokes, who’ll make sure this brunch will not be your regular sleepy brunch on a grey Sunday.

Drag Auction
Aug 18, 14:00-16:00; Street Hip, Ravnsborggade, Cph N; free adm
Lola Ramona and Di Di Cancerella will walk you through an auction located in Nørrebro, Copenhagen’s most culturally diverse district. The auction is dedicated to the support of local Danish organisations FSTB that help and advise children struggling with their gender-identity, as well as Sabaah seeking to improve conditions for LGBTI+ people from ethnic minorities.

Pride themed football match
Aug 22, 14:30; Malmö IP stadium; 10-50 euros
Malmö is not only the birthplace of Sweden’s national hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but also the host of the Pride football match where Malmö’s FC Rosengard takes on KIF Örebro. The shirts worn by the players will be auctioned in support of the LGBTI+ community after the game is over.

Quiz Night with Veninderne
Aug 17, 19:00-21:00; Sports Village at Islands Brygge Havnepark, Cph S; free adm
Denmark’s most celebrated drag quartet, Veninderne, are hosting a Pub Quiz by the waterside.

Underwear & Naked Party in Malmö
Aug 13, 21:00-23:59; Klublokalen SLM Malmö; 6 euros
A party for queer men into male fetishes. As soon as you join the party you can join the club and become a member, yet it isn’t a must. Beware that you’re obliged to not only leave your jacket at the entrance though, as the dresscode doesn’t really allow any garments.

WorldPride bathing
Aug 16-17, all day; Hylliebadet, Hyllievângsvägen 20, Malmö; 5-10 euros
Let yourself be surprised by fun events dedicated to WorldPride including everyone inside and outside the LGBTI+ community at Malmö’s communal swimming hall. Spots can be pre-booked on the website.

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