Culture Round-Up: Coldplay coming to Copenhagen!

Chris Martin and Coldplay are playing Parken next summer (photo: Liondartois)
August 24th, 2022 2:56 pm| by Ben Hamilton
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Here’s a rush of blood to your head: Coldplay are coming to Copenhagen next year!

So if you don’t want to be left yellow with disappointment, you’re best advised to make like the speed of sound and be ready at your keyboard when the tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10:00!

Ticket prices range from 400 to 1,250 kroner and go on sale via livenation.dk and ticketmaster.dk.

Two nights at Parken
Perhaps inspired by Ed Sheeran’s four-concert extravaganza in Amager, Coldplay will be staying over for two nights.

They are scheduled to play Parken on both July 5 and 6 – two of 16 dates just added to the European leg of their ‘Music of the Sphere World Tour’.

Since the tour began in Costa Rica in March 2022, more than 4 million tickets have already been sold in Latin America, North America and Europe, and now it is Copenhagen’s turn!

Sustainable concerts
The shows will be a great match for the Danish capital as they are committed to sustainability.

Powered by 100 percent renewable energy, the band has called on fans to travel by green transport and intends to plant a tree for every ticket sold. 

By the way, Live Nation presales are already ongoing at livenation.dk for Live Nation newsletter recipients.


Best Actress win for Viv
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Targaryen triumph! House of the Dragon enjoys most watched HBO premiere ever
Since Monday it has been possible to watch the opening episode of ‘House of the Dragon’, the new Game of Thrones prequel series, and it has proved to be the most watched premiere in the history of HBO, never mind the HBO Max platform that replaced HBO Nordic in Denmark last year. Since going live at 03:00 on Monday morning in 21 European countries, the demand to watch the title has been unprecedented. “House of the Dragon is the biggest launch in the history of HBO and HBO Max in the Nordics – breaking all previous records for a new title. The viewing hours for the first episode exceeded all expectations,” confirmed a HBO spokesperson. 

Copenhagen lauded as an autumn getaway
Copenhagen is the fifth best location for an autumn holiday among the European cities most praised for being good getaways, according to a ranking compiled by DiscoverCars.com. The ranking assessed a number of factors, including airport accessibility, the average costs of flights, accommodation and car rental, availability of affordable restaurants – Copenhagen apparently has 352 – and budget hotels (33), and weather. Budapest topped the ranking followed by Barcelona, Lisbon and Berlin. Below Copenhagen, in descending order, were Bruges, Amsterdam, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh and Florence. 

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