Skanderborg Festival

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Skanderborg Festival
FestiWalther the mascot of Skanderborg Festival.
Genre Rock, heavy metal, pop, electronic, hip hop, blues and folk.
Dates 5 days in August
Location(s) Skanderborg, Denmark
Years active 1980 - present
Attendance 45,000+
Skanderborg Festival

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 festival covers many styles of music, such as rock, pop, folk, heavy metal, hip-hop and electronic.

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.[citation needed] 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.[1]


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Coordinates: 56°01′34″N 9°55′12″E / 56.026°N 9.920°E / 56.026; 9.920