Music for your ears

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Smukfest 2015. Photo by Helle Arensbak

After all those hours out on the water you sometimes feel the need to inhale some cultural tendencies. Music festivals are a great way to start.

Summer is festival time and alone in Denmark you have so many opportunities to go to music festivals, even after the big Roskilde and Copenhell festivals are long gone. There are several to choose from, starting from today in Samsø and Fejø. And there is a whole lot of Jazz going on out there!

Here are a selected few to kick off with:

Kamermmusikfestival: 20th-24th of July at Fejø.

Samsø Festival: From 20th-23rd of July in Ballen. This festival offers much more than just music! Info here. And you might as well stay on for the

Samsø Jazz Festival: From the 28th-30th July also in Ballen.

Grøn Koncert Tour: 21st-31st of Juli in several towns and cities. Check the website for dates and locations.

Copenhagen Summer and Opera Festivals: 31st of July-11th of August, for fans of classical and jazz music.

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Smokiest stage 2015. Photo by Helle Arensbak

Femø Jazz Festival: 2nd-7th of August.

Ærø Jazz Festival: 3rd-6th of August in Ærøskøbing.

Smukfest: 3rd-7th of August in Copenhagen, got some big names playing here! Go to to check the line-up.

Ringkøbing Fjord Jazz: 11th-13th of August in Stauning Havn.

Madsby Rock: 27th of August in Fredericia,

Phono Festival: 6th-8th of October for all you late starters, in Odense,

So if you are around, take off your boaters and put on your dancing shoes. No excuses!