Forum Copenhagen

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Forum Copenhagen
Forum København
Forum Copenhagen.jpg
The Forum in October 2006
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
Public transit M1 icon.svgM2 icon.svg Forum Station
Owner Bella Center Group
Capacity 10,000 (standing)
8,500 (seated)
Acreage 5,000 m² (combined)
Construction
Broke ground 25 September 1925
Opened 20 February 1926
Renovated 1996–97
Expanded 1947, 1954–55
Construction cost 70 million NOK (1997)
Architect Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen
Poul Henningsen
Website
www.forumcopenhagen.dk

Forum Copenhagen (Danish: Forum København) is a large multi-purpose, rentable indoor arena located in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark. It 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.

History[edit]

Forum Copenhagen (2005)

On 11 August 1925, the construction committee signed the contract to build the venue. On 25 September 1925, Prime Minister Thorvald Stauning laid the foundation stone for the construction. Forum opened for the first time on 20 February 1926 for this year's major automotive exhibition. 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 DKK, resulting in better acoustic sound and more concerts.

Concerts and events[edit]

The venue has hosted numerous music acts since its opening.

List of events[edit]

Flemming Jensen (da) at the annual Danish book fair, BogForum
Artist Dates Tour
2018
Demi Lovato May 30 Tell Me You Love Me World Tour
Rag'n'Bone Man February 28 Grande Reserve
Toto February 17 40 Trips Around the Sun Tour
Alt-J January 23 Relaxer Tour
2017
Bryan Adams February 8 Get Up Tour
The xx February 10 I See You Tour
Queens of the Stone Age November 14 Villains World Tour
2016
The Cure October 14
Muse June 8 and 9 Drones Tour 2016
Chris Brown June 5 One Hell Of a Nite Tour
Ellie Goulding March 5 Delirium World Tour
Mariah Carey March 29 Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour
Adele May 3 Adele Live 2016
5 Seconds Of Summer May 29 Sounds Live Feels Live World Tour
2015
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
André Rieu May 7
5 Seconds Of Summer May 12 Rock Out with Your Socks Out Tour
2014
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
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
2013
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: 10th Anniversary Tour
Shrek The Musical April 5–7, 10–14, 17–21, 26–28
One Direction May 10 Take Me Home Tour
Beyoncé May 27 The Mrs. Carter Show 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
2012
Disney On Ice February 15–16
Rammstein February 21 Made In Germany 1995-2011 Tour
Hansi Hinterseer March 8
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
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
2011
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
2010
John Mayer May 30 Battle Studies World Tour
2008
Kylie Minogue June 8 KylieX2008
2004
Britney Spears May 9 The Onyx Hotel Tour
Anastacia October 20 Live at Last Tour
2002
Kylie Minogue June 1 KylieFever2002
2001
Westlife April 24 Where Dreams Come True Tour
1998
Janet Jackson May 11 The Velvet Rope Tour
Spice Girls May 22–23 Spiceworld Tour
1997
Oasis September 10 Be Here Now Tour
1995
Janet Jackson March 9 Janet World Tour

References[edit]

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

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