Frost Festival 2018

04.02.2018 - 24.02.2018
i: Special Event


Frost Festival 2018 in the Round Tower 5th – 24th February with concerts, light installation and more.
Please note: On days with evening concerts, Skygazer may be closed due to sound check.

Every year Frost Festival shines a light in the dark month of February and presents a series of curated music events and light installations at handpicked locations in the Copenhagen area.

Connecting music, light and alternative spaces Frost Festival challenges the common concert format and reinstates its elements into innovative events. These once-in-a-lifetime events invite guests to explore the city in the winter and at the same time experience music presented in a new light. Thus, the collaboration between music, venues and light forms new unique synergies, the festival’s ambition.

Frost Festival proudly puts a lot of effort into matching the performing artists with the right settings. Since its first edition in 2011, Copenhageners and international guests have experienced concerts at the bottom of empty swimming pools, in abandoned aquariums, in the botanical gardens and in a number of museums, churches and historical buildings.
Since 2015, Frost Festival has increasingly focused on working with light as a communicator between the music and the alternative venues. Frost explores the potential of light as an art form well-suited for dark Scandinavian winters and as a medium for staging site-specific sceneries that enhance the experience of both music and space.

The aim of the Frost Festival is to constantly push the boundaries for live music experiences. We seek to create an environment in which concerts are experienced with a fresh and different perspective, encouraging the audience to meet and interact with the arts as well as each other.


Concert Program 

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Even in the winter time Copenhagen is full of lights – from cars, billboards, shops, street lights and apartments. But back in 1642 when King Christian IV of Denmark build Rundetaarn as an observatory the night was pitch-black with clear view to the stars above. Frost recreates that feeling when the library hall in the iconic building is converted to a starry night sky with subtle light design and the following concerts:

February 5th – Turbolens (sold out)
Concert 7pm (sold out) and extra concert 10pm
Playful indierock tunes from the Danish band Turbolens.

February 14th – Martin Kohlstedt (sold out)
Concert 8pm with the German pianist Martin Kohlstedt.

February 18th – Excelsior & Ellis May
Dreamy electronic pop from the Danish groups Excelsior and Ellis May. Starts 8pm.

February 19th – Alice Phoebe Lou (sold out)
Intimate folk pop concert 7pm (sold out) and extra concert 9pm with the South African singer and songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou.

February 22nd – Gus Dapperton (sold out)
Concert 8pm with dreamy pop tunes from the young American talent Gus Dapperton.

February 23rd – First Hate (sold out)

February 24th – Blaue Blume (sold out)


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