The daddy of Copenhagen’s live-music venues, Vega hosts everyone from big-name rock, pop, blues and jazz acts to underground indie, hip hop and electro up-and-comers. Gigs take place on either the main stage (Store Vega), small stage (Lille Vega) or the revamped ground floor Ideal Bar.
The venue is a 1950s former trade union HQ revamped by leading Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen.
Rocking out in an wooden-beamed warehouse in live-and-let-live Christiania, Loppen delivers both established and emerging acts from Denmark and beyond. Music styles are as eclectic as the crowds, with anything from rock and funk to post-punk and jazz. While gigs generally take place Wednesday to Sunday, always check the website before heading in. Cash only.
Huset KBH is an institution, churning out almost 1500 annual events spanning live music, theatre and arthouse film, to poetry slams, cabaret and stand-up comedy. The complex also houses a waste-free restaurant using surplus produce donated from the food industry, with all profits going towards humanitarian projects in Sierra Leone.