Forum Copenhagen

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Forum Copenhagen
Forum København
Forum Copenhagen.jpg
Location Julius Thomsens Plads 1, 1925
Frederiksberg, Copenhagen
Coordinates 55°40′50″N 12°33′8″E / 55.68056°N 12.55222°E / 55.68056; 12.55222Coordinates: 55°40′50″N 12°33′8″E / 55.68056°N 12.55222°E / 55.68056; 12.55222
Owner Bella Center Group
Capacity 10,000 (standing)
8,500 (seated)
Acreage 5,000 m² (combined)
Opened 1926
Renovated 1996–97
Expanded 1947, 1954–55
Construction cost 70 million NOK (1997)
Architect Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen
Poul Henningsen
Forum Copenhagen

Forum Copenhagen (Danish: Forum København), in Frederiksberg, Central Copenhagen, Denmark, is a large multi-use, rentable fair building, which hosts a large variety of concerts, markets, exhibitions and other events. The venue can hold up to 10,000 people depending on the event. The Forum operates as a convention center, concert hall and indoor arena.

It was opened in February 1926 to host a car exhibition and was last renovated in 1996–97. Over two storeys there is a combined exhibition floor area of 5,000 m² and a separate restaurant for up to 250 seated guests. The Metro station Forum is adjacent to the building.


Forum Copenhagen was designed by Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen, and the lighting was from Poul Henningsen's brand new PH-lamp. In 1929 it held an architecture exhibition, which was one of the first presentations of functionalism in Denmark, namely the Housing and Building Exhibition in Forum. It was at this exhibition that Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen exhibited their subscription to the cylindrical "House of the Future".

During World War II, the Danish resistance movement group Holger Danske destroyed the original hall in an act of sabotage in August 1943.[1] The hall was first rebuilt and extended in 1947. An annual six-day bicycle race was originally held here and was later moved to Ballerup Super Arena. In 1997, the Forum concluded an extensive renovation of the roof costing 70 million NOK, resulting in better acoustic sound and more concerts.

Concerts and events[edit]

Guns N' Roses performed here on 19 August 1991, during the Use Your Illusion Tour. Depeche Mode recorded part of their show at the venue on 27 May 1993 for their live album Songs of Faith and Devotion Live. Van Halen were scheduled to perform during their III Tour on 7 June 1998, but the show was cancelled. KISS were scheduled to perform during their Psycho Circus Tour on 1 March 1999, but the show was cancelled.

Christina Aguilera performed here during her sell-out tour Stripped World Tour on 24 September 2003. The venue hosted the first ever Junior Eurovision Song Contest on 15 November 2003. American superstar Cher performed here during her marathon Living Proof: The Farewell Tour on 12 June 2004. The venue also hosted Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest on 22 October 2005.

In 2009 the Heavy Metal band Metallica held 5 sell-out concerts at the Forum on 20, 22, 23, 27 and 28 July as a part of their World Magnetic Tour. In 2011 We Will Rock You had its Danish premiere here, which Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen attended. Only Roger played due to Brian having a hand injury.

On 27 May 2013, Beyoncé performed to a sell-out audience on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Miley Cyrus performed here on 4 June 2014, during her Bangerz World Tour.

List of events[edit]

Flemming Jensen at the annual Danish book fair, BogForum
Artist Dates Tour
Slipknot February 12 Prepare For Hell Tour
Cirque Du Soleil February 18–22 Quidam
Usher February 27 UR Experience Tour
Bryan Adams March 19 Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour
Dizzy Mizz Lizzy May 2 Dizzy Mizz Lizzy 2015
André Rieu May 7 André Rieu 2015
5 Seconds Of Summer May 12 Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour
Disney On Ice February 12–13
Michael Bublé February 26 To Be Loved Tour
Drake March 3 Would You Like A Tour?
Hansi Hinterseer March 7 Hansi Hinterseer 2015
Backstreet Boys March 15 In A World Like This Tour
Nine Inch Nails May 13 NIN 2014
André Rieu May 17 André Rieu 2014
Riverdance May 22–24
Cliff Richard May 28 Still Reelin' And A-Rockin' Tour
Miley Cyrus June 4 Bangerz Tour
Dolly Parton July 8 Blue Smoke World Tour
Neil Young & Crazy Horse July 30
Pharrell Williams September 12 Dear Girl Tour
Britney Spears September 25 Intimate Britney Spears Collection Launch
Danish Music Awards November 8
Ed Sheeran November 11 X Tour
Elton John November 12 Follow The Yellow Brick Road Tour
Hey Jude Theaterconcert January 2–6, 8–13, 15–20
Cirque Du Soleil February 13–17, 19–24 Alegria
We Will Rock You March 12–17 We Will Rock You 10 Years Anniversary Arena Tour
Shrek The Musical April 5–7, 10–14, 17–21, 26–28
One Direction May 10 take me home tour
Beyoncé May 27 Mrs. Carter World Tour
Eros Ramazzotti May 31
Kiss June 11 Monsters Tour
Mark Knopfler June 16 Privateering Tour
Soundgarden September 9
John Mayer October 16 Born And Raised World Tour
Nephew October 18 Hjertestarter Tour
Bruno Mars October 31 Moonshine Jungle Tour
The National November 2
Danish Music Awards November 9
Nickelback November 13 Here And Now Tour
Volbeat November 24 Shady Ladies and Outlaw Gentlemen Tour
Black Sabbath November 26 Black Sabbath Reunion Tour
Queens Of The Stone Age November 29
Volbeat December 1 Shady Ladies And Outlaw Gentlemen Tour
Disney On Ice February 15–16
Rammstein February 21 Made In Germany 1995-2011 Tour
Hansi Hinterseer March 8 Hansi Hinterseer 2012
Elvis Presley in Concert March 24
Il Divo March 25
Top Gear March 29-April 1 List Of Top Gear Live Performances
Drake April 13 Club Paradise Tour
André Rieu April 21 André Rieu 2012
Avicii May 4
Skrillex May 5
Pearl Jam July 10 Pearl Jam 2012 Tour
We Love The 90's September 1
Walking With Dinosaurs October 17–21 The Arena Spetacular
Jennifer Lopez November 3 Dance Again World Tour
Bon Iver November 4
Danish Music Awards November 10
Chris Brown November 14 Carpe Diem Tour
Swedish House Mafia November 26 One Last Tour
Hey Jude Theaterconcert December 28–31
Jeff Dunham April 13
Sade May 9 Sade Live
Robin Gibb June 2
Jerry Seinfeld June 6
Dolly Parton August 25 Better Day World Tour
Brad Paisley August 28
George Michael September 3 Symphonica Tour
Batman Live October 19–23
Danish Music Awards November 5


  1. ^ Sprængningen af Forum 1943 (baseret på oplysninger i Peter Birkelund: Holger Danske Sabotage og likvidering 1943-45)

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