FestiWalther the mascot of Skanderborg Festival.
|Genre||Rock, heavy metal, pop, electronic, hip-hop, blues and folk.|
|Dates||5 days in August|
|Years active||1980 - present|
The Skanderborg Festival is an annual music festival, held during the second weekend of August in Denmark. Its location, in a beech forest in the vicinity of Skanderborg, has given rise to the slogan "Denmarks' Most Beautiful Festival" (Danish: Danmarks Smukkeste Festival) and is also referred to as SmukFest.
The first festival was held in 1980, and was a one-day event with 7 bands and about 600 spectators.
In 2009, Skanderborg Festival was held for the 30th time and is today the second largest festival in Denmark, after the Roskilde Festival. The festival gathered more than 45,000 people for the concerts, including 8,500 workers, most of them volunteers and has reached the current site's maximum capacity.
- Maja Lærke Maach (10 August 2013). "Fra 600 til 50.000 gæster: Smukfest anklages for at skade historisk skov [from 600 to 50,000 guests: Smukfest accused of damaging historical forest]". Politiken (in Danish). Retrieved 29 December 2014.
- Media related to Skanderborg Festival at Wikimedia Commons
- Smukfest Official Website of the Skanderborg Festival.