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ABOUT AARHUS FESTIVAL

Aarhus Festival is among the largest cultural events in Scandinavia and showcases local, national and international artists. It is highly esteemed and recognized both in Denmark and abroad.

For 10 days every year in August - September the streets and alleys, clubs, stages, galleries and museums of Aarhus are teeming with entertainment and art. The programme encompasses a number of events in music, architecture, stage performance, gastronomy and much, much more.

Aarhus Festival was first held in September 1965 and has developed into both an international festival and a major local cultural event. Every year a theme inspires the artistic programme, which includes beloved festival traditions, new experiments and thought-provoking entertainment. In 2014 we celebrate our 50th anniversary, and this is marked with the theme ‘Same but different’.

The patron of Aarhus Festival is HM Queen Margrethe II, and the Mayor of Aarhus is Chairman of the Festival Board. Aarhus Festival is WindMade, which means that we get our electricity from wind power.

In 2014 Aarhus Festival takes place from August 29 to September 7.