This Week in Copenhagen: it’s all about the music

The best events in the capital this week, curated by The Copenhagen Post. 


September 14, 20:00; Amager Bio, Øresundsvej 6, Cph S; 285-300kr;
The five-time platinum-winning artist Ruel is going on a world tour, which will stop by Copenhagen. Ruel has caught the attention of several of the industry’s most respected artists such as Elton John and music maker Zane Lowe, who both stand behind him in his career development. He changed creative direction and expanded his musical horizons, and the result was an album with a matured sound and better lyricism, alternating between the euphoric and contemplative pop worlds.

Copenhagen Half Marahon
September 17; Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, Cph Ø;
25,000 runners will take on the 21.1-kilometre course at Copenhagen Half Marathon. The route passes by some of the highlights of Copenhagen; The King’s New Square, Frederiksberg Allé and the city lakes as well as the Marble Church, The Old Stock Exchange and The Parliament Christiansborg.

Music Film Festival 2023
September 15-24; Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Cph K; several prices;
The Music Film Festival has 30 films and special events on the program to take the audience far. Both geographically, time-wise and genre-wise. With brand new close-ups of legends like Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd, CAN, The Zombies and Creed’s Clearwater Revival. Get close to style-creating alternative rock phenomena like Pavement, The Dream Syndicate and The Elephant 6 Recording Co.


Steve Rothery Band
September 11, 20:00-23:00; Amager Bio, Øresundsvej 6, Cph S; 400kr;
Steve Rothery, one of the world’s best and most recognized guitarists, is coming back to Scandinavia in 2023 on his “The Northern Lights Tour”, and he will definitely rock with a string of classics from his more than 40 years long and glorious career.

Blanks concert
September 12, 20:00; Pumpehuset; Studiestræde 52; Cph K; 250kr;
Simon de Wit, known professionally as Blanks, is a Dutch musician and YouTuber.Began his music career as a YouTuber. He created his music brand ‘Music by Blanks’ in 2013. Utilizing the nostalgic sounds of the past and the chilled-out, hyper-electronic techniques of modern recording, his signature sound is a serene blend of indie rock, dancey beats, and introspective songcraft.

For news of other events coming up in the Copenhagen area, check out the new Copenhagen Post calendar here.

Lauren Spencer-Smith concert
September 13, 19:00; Vega, Enghavevej 40, Cph V; 300kr;
Lauren Spencer-Smith is a British-born Canadian singer-songwriter. She appeared as a contestant on the American Idol in 2020, placing in the top 20 in the competition more known internationally when her self-released song “Fingers Crossed” reached the top 20 in numerous countries.

The sound of the country
September 14, 19:30; The Royal Danish Academy of Music; Rosenørns Alle 22, Frederiksberg; free adm;
The singing and instrumental students of the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music, in collaboration with Professor Helene Gjerris, have selected works that, through romantic, abstract and quirky stories about the people, the animals and the changing of the seasons in the countryside and in the landscape, give an insight into the view of composers and poets on the countryside as a place and as a dream through different historical eras. The audience will be introduced to the works of Helene Gjerris. Admission to the concert is free, but the number of places is limited.

September 15, 20:00-13:00; DR Koncerthuset, Ørestads Blvd. 13, Cph S; 290kr;
Oceanfromtheblue is an artist who works with the intention of healing broken hearts with his music. He channels emotions stemming from love, breakups and friendships into his songs and brings them to life through his honest lyricism and versatile vocal range. Rather than limiting himself to one genre, he has managed to incorporate elements from pop, funk, alternative and classic ballads, creating his own K-R&B subgenre.

For news of other events coming up in the Copenhagen area, check out the new Copenhagen Post calendar here.

Balderdash / Holy Smoke Uner the Bridge
September 16, 15:00; Knippelsbrogade 10, Cph K;
Balderdash is hosting an end-of-summer party with Holy Smoke Barbecue and Rosforth & Rosforth wine. The event going down under the bridge suggests booze, wine, mezcal, smoked meats, and a DJ.

Green Market
September 17, 10:00-15:00; Skjolds Plads, Cph N; free adm;
Grønt Marked is a voluntary association that works to contribute to a more sustainable food system with stronger communities around good, local food. At each market, there are 15-20 small local farmers and food producers who bring seasonal vegetables and fruits, goat cheese, cider, and, flowers, meat from responsibly raised animals and much more. The market is a unique opportunity to meet and support local producers directly and gain access to some of the seasonal and freshest food from Copenhagen and the surrounding area.

Nordlys for børn (Northern Lights for children)
September 17, 10:30-16:50; Planetarium, Gl. Kongevej 10, Cph V; 185kr;
The Planetarium brings the northern lights from the room down to children’s height. On selected Sundays during the winter months, the doors are open to an experience for the whole family, where they explore the story of the Northern Lights. The Planetarium brings the northern lights from the room down to children’s height.

Culture Clash Battle
September 17, 14:00-18:00; Fyensgade and Assistent Kirkegårdenno, Cph N;
Global Kidz & World Dance Academy are performing a dance party in the middle of Nørrebrogade. Celebrate and explore the intoxicating world of dance cultures with dance battles, Afrobeats, and upbeat Dancehall riddims and much more.

Danish on Sunday: Unruly (English subtitles)
September 17, 14:15; Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Cph K; 90kr;
Maren, a strong-minded young woman, is seen by authorities to be promiscuous and is therefore sent to the women’s institution on the small island of Sprogø. Here she is to learn how to behave as a proper young woman. She has to share a room with Sørine who has already internalized the story about herself and has learned to behave properly. Sørine is to help Maren settle in Sprogø and help her change her behaviour. But Maren does not comply with the system which ends up having fatal consequences for both herself and Sørine. The film is inspired by actual events in the women’s institution of Sprogø in Denmark in the 1930s.

For news of other events coming up in the Copenhagen area, check out the new Copenhagen Post calendar here.

The Mary Wallopers
September 17, 19:00-22:30; Vega, Enghavevej 40, Cph V; 175kr;
The Mary Wallopers are known for their raw charm and energy when they strike with their contemporary interpretations of Irish traditional music. The band is made up of brothers Charles and Andrew Hendy and their friend, guitarist Sean McKenna.The group is known for delivering Irish folk songs with style in a musical universe characterized by warmth, intimacy and chaos. The festive music and their radiance create a room so bursting with energy that it sends sparks among the audience.

Dreamers Circus and Nordic Dance
September 17, 20:00; Vega, Enghavevej 40, Cph V; 240kr;
Nordic folk music is undergoing a huge development, and in the absolute vanguard, we find Dreamers’ Circus. The Danish-Swedish trio reinterprets the genre in a play with traditions, music history and amazing craftsmanship. That evening, the audience will get a small taste of the phenomenon, because here some of the regular musicians in Nordisk Dans Copenhagen will play up to a genuine folk dance ball. It will be fun, hot and melodious, and everyone can join in, regardless of whether you have tried folk dancing before.